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Unique Adult Reconstruction Fellowship | UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
Unique Adult Reconstruction Fellowship | UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital

Unique Adult Reconstruction Fellowship

Our fellowship combines core training in adult reconstruction surgery with training in bone and joint health programs focused on reducing health disparities.

Download the Adult Reconstruction Fellowship Details

About Our Adult Reconstruction Surgery Fellowship

This unique fellowship offers you the chance to:

  • Train clinically at a high-volume adult reconstruction program.
  • Work on projects aimed at reducing gaps in access to bone and joint health.

The Bone and Joint Center and the Center for Bone and Joint Health, both at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, manage the fellowship.

The Center for Bone and Joint Health unites UPMC departments and programs to provide seamless care that more fully addresses patients' needs.

The fellowship provides well-rounded and extensive clinical training in all areas of adult reconstructive surgery including surgical and non-surgical treatments.

The orthopaedic staff, all with high-volume practices, will provide a complete experience that spans simple primary procedures to complex reconstructions.

You will graduate with the expertise to diagnose and treat the complete spectrum of hip and knee diseases.

You will also learn how to:

  • Form patient-centered bone and joint disease care programs.
  • Build teams.
  • Improve efficiencies in all aspects of care.

By coupling clinical practice with ongoing research and care delivery re-modeling, you'll gain real-life experience along with ongoing disparities efforts.

Adult Reconstruction Fellowship Details

We expect fellows will have 400 to 500 surgical cases and high-volume outpatient clinic experience and will include:

  • Non-surgical treatments for hip and knee arthritis.
  • Orthopaedic implant fractures and joint infections.
  • Robotic and navigation-assisted surgery.

Arthroplasty surgery training will include:

  • Primary hip and knee.
  • Unicondylar knee.
  • Complex primary hip and knee.
  • Complex revision.
  • Outpatient total joint.

The fellowship year includes distinct core and elective rotations.

You will also take part in supplemental learning programs such as:

  • Weekly adult reconstruction rounds and pre-op planning sessions.
  • A journal club.
  • Interdisciplinary leadership conferences.

We also expect you to take calls for the Bone and Joint Center. This gives you the chance to gain independent decision-making, planning, and case execution skills throughout the year.

The common call is one week in five to six-week intervals. The clinical program also has a full staff of hospital- and outpatient-based PAs to help manage patients' care.

What Sets Our Adult Reconstruction Fellowship Apart

You will serve as a member of the Advisory Council for the Center for Bone and Joint Health.

You will work with this council to form seamless, cross-team care programs for bone and joint health with colleagues in:

  • The Midlife Health and Osteopenia/Osteoporosis Center.
  • Bariatrics and Nutrition.
  • Pain Management.

You'll also work closely with the UPMC Innovation Center, a team that uses collective, human-centered approaches to redesign care delivery. This helps you learn how to co-design care delivery systems and build teams to carry out improvement projects.

Unique electives include the chance to:

  • Visit other adult reconstructive programs across the nation led by women.
  • Work with women in leadership roles in other surgical subspecialties at UPMC.
  • Build a network of practice that supports the goal of adopting, scaling, and spreading unique programs to reduce disparities in the U.S.

You will not only reap personal rewards from these relationships but will also become a liaison to other programs nationwide.

Voted America's most livable city, Pittsburgh has a population of 300,000 and a metro area of 2.3 million. Pittsburgh is very affordable and has access to a rich tradition of sports, arts, and entertainment.

Core Faculty

Fellowship Requirements and Application Process

The fellowship is a PGY-6 position, and you must be board-eligible in orthopaedic surgery to apply. It is a non-ACGME program.

The deadline to apply is to January 15, 2024, and we will schedule interviews on a rolling basis.

How to apply:

  1. Complete and submit the Adult Reconstruction Fellowship application form (PDF).
  2. Confirm enrollment in an ACGME-accredited Orthopaedic Surgery Residency (MD or DO).
  3. Include three letters of reference, one should be from your Residency Training Program Director.
  4. Send your current CV.

To learn more or apply, email the above to Brian Hamlin, MD, and Anthony DiGioia, MD.