Edward G. McFarland, MD
Steve A. Petersen, MD
Bashir Zikria, MD
Uma Srikumaran, MD, MBA, Fellowship Director

Stacy Kear (Fellowship Coordinator)

The Johns Hopkins University, Division of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
10700 Charter Drive, Suite 140
Columbia, MD 21044
Phone: 443-546-1553Fax: 443-546-1551E-mail: us@jhmi.edu, emcfarl1@jhmi.edu, sweber8@jhmi.edu
Duration: 12 months (August 1 to July 31); with optional international experience
Number of Fellows: 2 fellows per year
Stipend: Commensurate with level of training, plus benefits (~$70,000)
Location: The Johns Hopkins University and affiliated facilities

Fellowship Description:

The Johns Hopkins Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship is designed to provide comprehensive training for the individual who wishes to practice shoulder and elbow surgery in either a private practice or academic setting. Fellows will have a diverse experience in both the clinical and surgical settings, with an opportunity to diagnose and treat a wide spectrum of pathology. A balanced, evidence-based, patient-centric, value-driven approach is emphasized.

Johns Hopkins serves as a tertiary referral center for complex and revision shoulder and elbow cases. Fellows can expect to participate in a range of simple to complex cases in arthroscopy, fracture care, and joint reconstruction. The fellow will be involved in clinic with the faculty surgeons, but will also have their own clinic one half day each week. Instruction in the use of ultrasound will also be provided during clinic. Practice locations are within Baltimore and the surrounding areas.

The fellowship also has a weekly didactic program covering a comprehensive shoulder curriculum. Indications presentations are incorporated into these sessions and are multidisciplinary in nature (medical students, residents, fellows, physician assistants, therapists, and faculty). Additional motor skills training is available via a surgical skills training lab. Dry model stations and cadaveric specimens can be used for both arthroscopic and open techniques with a full complement of equipment. Faculty will also formally and informally teach practice management skills including billing, coding, and documentation in electronic medical records.

The fellow will interact with students, orthopaedic residents, and non-operating residents from other programs. The fellow will have teaching opportunities in the clinic and the operating room.

There are ample opportunities for clinical or biomechanical research depending upon the desires of the individual. The fellow may take part in a biomechanical research lab in collaboration with research fellows and biomechanics research faculty.

Each fellow is required to perform one research project which should be submitted prior to the end of the fellowship. Additional involvement in other various projects (clinical outcomes, cost-effectiveness, value analysis studies) and publications is encouraged.

An optional international elective opportunity is provided as the part of the program. There are also opportunities to be involved in covering athletic events if desired. The fellow is provided with professional funds to allow for academic travel and meetings.

This program participates in the ASES/SF Fellowship Match.

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2019-2020 Fellowship Match

The 2019-2020 Fellowship Match Program has concluded as of March 28, 2018. However, there are a few institutions that still have fellowship positions available for those that are interested.

  • Kerlan Jobe Adult Shoulder and Elbow Reconstructive Fellowship - contact Karen Mohr at karen.mohr@kerlanjobe.com
  • San Francisco Shoulder, Elbow and Hand Clinic - contact Chris Jara at chrisjara@gmail.com
  • UTHSCSA Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship - contact Lashun Matthews at matthewsl@uthscsa.edu

Important dates for the 2020-2021 Match Cycle

Application Start Date: Monday, August 6, 2018 (application will not be posted until this date)
Application Target Date: Thursday, September 6, 2018
    -  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.
Interviews: January 2, 2019 - April 15, 2019
Rank List Deadline: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 (12:00 PM PT)
    -  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:
April 30, 2019

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

2020-2021 Program Application Deadlines (as of 9/6/2018) - Programs without a date listed have not provided us with their deadline information at this time. In this case please contact the program directly to find out more details.

2020-2021 Interview Schedule (as of 10/17/2018)

Information for the 2020-2021 Orthopaedic Shoulder & Elbow Match

  • The application for next 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 Central Application 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 help@sfmatch.org or call them at (415) 447-0350.


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