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Sports Medicine Fellowship

Sports Medicine Faculty:


Ljiljana Bogunovic, MD

Robert Brophy, MD

Mark Halstead, MD
     

Matthew Matava, MD
Program Director

Matthew Smith, MD

Rick Wright, MD


LENGTH: 1 Year (August 1 through July 31)
STIPEND: PGY-6 level
View the Fellowship Handbook 

PHILOSOPHY OF THE SPORTS MEDICINE SERVICE:

Clinical Excellence: Patient care is a major tenet of our mission in the Washington University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University. Surgeries performed include:

  • Ligament reconstruction of the knee
  • Cartilage restoration of the knee
  • Patellofemoral reconstruction
  • Meniscal transplantation
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Labral repair
  • Open and arthroscopic shoulder instability surgery
  • Knee and shoulder arthroplasty
  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Ligament reconstruction of the elbow
  • Hip arthroscopy/reconstruction
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Sports-related foot and ankle surgery
  • Pediatric sports medicine

 

Advanced Team Care: Medical care of athletic teams includes care of the St. Louis Blues Hockey Team, as well as the Washington University athletic teams and teams from local high schools around the St. Louis area. 

Comprehensive Education: The mentoring component assures that you have one-to-one experience with our faculty during your education. Your schedule will consist of six, two-month rotation blocks.  There will be a two-month rotation with the shoulder and elbow service under the guidance of Dr. Jay Keener. The fellow will be exposed to prosthetic reconstruction, primary and revision arthroscopic rotation cuff repair, tendon transfers and advanced fracture care of the shoulder and elbow. There will also be a one-month rotation with the Young Adult Hip Service under the guidance of Drs. John Clohisy, Ryan Nunley, and Jeffrey Nepple. The fellow will be exposed to primary and revision arthroscopic labral repair, femoral and acetabular osteotomies, and prosthetic reconstruction. The didactic component includes Core curriculum and sports medicine service conferences as well as Journal Club conferences to reinforce your learning experience. The fellow's education is enhanced by weekly arthroscopic cadaveric lab dissections covering a set curriculum of relevant arthroscopic surgical procedures.

Focused Research: Faculty members within the department conduct both clinical and basic science research projects. Many projects are funded through research grants sponsored by the NIH, OREF, Barnes-Jewish Hospital or private industry. As part of the fellowship, the fellow is required to participate in one research project that results in publication during the fellowship. As one of the three components of our mission as an academic health care leader, many chances for the fellow to participate in research endeavors.

FELLOWSHIP INFORMATION:

Clinical Experience: Fellows can anticipate 50% of time being spent in the OR and 50% of time spent in clinical activities. The practice currently sees over 25,000 outpatient visits per year. On average, over 2000 surgical cases are performed annually by the sports medicine service.

Benefits

  • Compensation is based on the PGY-6 pay scale level of Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • 15 working days of vacation time
  • Meeting allowance
  • One week of time away to attend a CME course. (The fellow is generally expected to attend AAOS and AOSSM.)
  • As an ACGME-accredited fellowship program sponsored by the GME consortium, please refer to the website maintained by the GME for further information on fellows' benefits.

HOW TO APPLY:

  • The Washington University Sports Medicine Fellowship participates in the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Match sponsored by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) under the auspices of the San Francisco (SF) Residency and Fellowship Matching Services. All applications are accepted through the SF Match. Complete information and registration can be found at http://sfmatch.org/. We do not request any supplemental material other than what the SF Match application requires.
  • The applicant must have completed his/her orthopaedic residency training. The fellow is a member of the orthopaedic surgery faculty at Washington University School of Medicine with an appointment as an Instructor. All fellows within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery must be eligible for work within the United States as well as a permanent Missouri medical license, BNDD and DEA. For questions regarding eligibility for a permanent Missouri medical license, please contact the Missouri Board of Registration for the Healing Arts at (573) 751-0098 or visit their website prior to submitting your application.
  • All documents must be received by the Orthopaedic Education Office by November 1st for consideration. Unfortunately, any applications that are incomplete after November 1 will not be considered. EARLY applications are encouraged.
  • For further information, please contact:

    Karen Jaboor, Sports Medicine Fellowship Coordinator
    Campus Box 8233
    14532 South Outer Forty Drive
    Chesterfield, MO 63017
    (314) 514-3569
    jaboork@wustl.edu

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