Albert O. Gee, MD
Jason E. Hsu, MD
Frederick A. Matsen, III, MD
Winston J. Warme, MD

University of Washington Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
1959 NE Pacific Street, Room BB1015, Box 356500
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206-543-3690Fax: 206-685-3139E-mail: fwesterb@uw.eduWebsite:
Number of Fellows: 2 fellows per year

Fellowship Description:

The Shoulder and Elbow Service at the University of Washington Medical Center is dedicated to the highest quality patient care, teaching, and research in service of patients with conditions of the shoulder and elbow that compromise their comfort and function.

Please visit our shoulder fellowship website ( for a detailed description of our program as well as our blog of current information on the shoulder 

We invite you to get to know our primary faculty:

Albert Gee:

Jason Hsu:

Frederick Matsen:

Winston Warme:

Our patients come from a wide and diverse geographical area, predominantly the states of Washington, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Oregon and Alaska. Their problems range from straightforward traumatic instability to complex revisions of failed shoulder arthroplasty, cuff repairs to tendon transfers and superior capsular reconstructions, elbow arthroscopy, ligament reconstructions to elbow arthroplasty.  This patient base provides for a broad clinical experience, with approximately 2,000 shoulder and elbow surgeries per year of which 39% are arthroscopic procedures (in both the beach chair and lateral positions), 28% are arthroplasties, 11% are for fractures, and 17% are for a variety of other problems, ranging from management of acromioclavicular and sternoclavicular joint problems to tendon transfers and fusions.  Our Fellows learn not only how to perform the most effective, evidence-based surgical procedures, but also how to think about and manage each individual patient. Our weekly experience includes clinic, pre-op conference, the operating room, post-op conference, and research. Cadaver and dry laboratories are held to allow the Fellows to practice arthroscopic and open reconstructive procedures in a quality laboratory setting. 

We are actively engaged in a wide variety of clinical and basic shoulder and elbow research with a primary focus on developing more effective methods for evaluating and managing the disabling conditions of our patients. We have a particular interest in periprosthetic infections, factors affecting patient-reported outcomes and revisions, innovative surgical methods, and cost-effectiveness.

The Experience
Our fellows have faculty appointments as acting instructors at the University of Washington Medical Center. The one-year in-depth clinical experience is initially closely supervised, but progresses to increasingly independent decision-making and resident teaching.  The fellows are expected to participate actively in the teaching of medical students and residents, as well as in continuing medical education opportunities. The weekly experience includes clinic, the operating room, and research. Fellows participate in several cadaver arthroscopy labs throughout the year as well as journal club, resident anatomy lab, lectures, and other scholarly activities. Fellows are expected to complete and publish several laboratory and/or clinical research projects during the year.

The fellowship candidate must have completed a certified residency program in orthopaedics at the time the fellowship is started. The candidate should have a strong commitment to excellence in clinical care as well as a desire to become a future leader in our field and a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.

We are most proud of the accomplishments of our past fellows, now numbering 50. They have taken positions across the nation and around the world. It is a pleasure to watch them continue to grow and develop the future of our field.

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2019-2020 Fellowship Match

Important dates for the 2019-2020 Match Cycle

Application Start Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017 (application will not be posted until this date)
Application Deadline Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
    -  This is the Target Date for applicants to complete the requirements for application distribution.
    -  This is NOT a deadline. Some programs accept applications at any time; others may set a deadline.
    -  It is the applicant's responsibility to contact training programs for individual deadline dates.

January 2, 2018 - March 20, 2018
Rank List Deadline: March 21, 2018
    -  ALL rank lists must be submitted by 12:00 PM (noon) PST.
    -  After the deadline rank lists choices will be locked and no changes can be made.
Release of All Results:
March 28, 2018

The ASES participates in the SF Match.  Please find a link to the Orthopaedic Shoulder & Elbow Match through SF Match below:

SF Match – Orthopaedic Shoulder & Elbow Match

2019-2020 Interview Schedule (as of 10/30/17)

Information for the 2019-2020 Orthopaedic Shoulder & Elbow Match

  • The application for this year's match cycle is centralized with SF Match.  You can register with the SF Match and complete your application through their website.
  • All rank list information is to be submitted to SF Match, not the ASES office.

All fellowship programs require a completed application via the Sentral Applicastion Service (CAS) with SF Match, a CV, a photo, and three (3) letters of recommendation.  There may be additional items required by each program.  These required items vary by location.  Please work with the programs directly to ensure you have submitted all the required documents for that program.

Attention Applicants:  In order to participate with the Orthopaedic Shoulder & Elbow Match process, you will have to register through the SF Match. 

There is a $50 non-refundable applicant registration fee that covers registration and matching.  This is paid directly to the SF Match.  Once registered, applicants can manage their account by logging in to their account profile. To register, click on “Register” and follow the steps. The registration fee can be paid with a Visa or a MasterCard.

If you do not take this step, you will not be included in the match process.  Simply sending your application materials to a program does not make you eligible to be part of the match.

There are also fees associated with the number of programs in which you will be applying.  Please see the SF Match website for details.

Please contact the SF Match directly with any questions you may have about the Orthopaedic Shoulder & Elbow Match.  You can email your questions to or call them at (415) 447-0350.


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