Mark D. Lazarus, MD, Fellowship Director
Matthew L. Ramsey, MD, Chief of Shoulder and Elbow Service
Joseph A. Abboud, MD
Luke S. Austin, MD
Charles L. Getz, MD
Surena Namdari, MD, MSc
Gerald R. Williams, Jr., MD

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
925 Chestnut Street, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 267-297-2440Fax: 267-479-1879E-mail: Kelly.quici@rothmaninstitute
Duration: 1 year (August 1 to July 31)
Deadline: Applications Due by November 30, 2018
Number of Fellows: 4 fellows per year
Stipend: $63,500/year plus benefits
Location: The Rothman Institute at Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson University Hospital; and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital - Methodist Hospital Division

Fellowship Description:

This fellowship offers an extensive experience in the surgical and nonsurgical management of disorders of the shoulder and elbow under the supervision of nine full-time faculty members whose practice is limited to the shoulder and elbow. The Shoulder and Elbow Service manages in excess of 25,000 outpatient visits per year and performs 3,000 surgical cases per year. This extensive clinical volume guarantees exposure to a wide variety of traumatic, degenerative, and athletic injuries. The fellowship experience includes training in the most advanced arthroscopic and open reconstructive surgeries of the shoulder and elbow. Research is an integral part of the fellowship experience. The clinical research program includes the active participation of the staff, fellows, and residents associated with the Shoulder and Elbow Service. The Fellow is expected to participate in clinical research projects and the preparation of scientific publications. Candidates must be eligible for employment in the US and be eligible for a medical license prior to training. Interviews will be conducted between Labor Day and mid-December. Positions will be offered in late December according to the ASES match process. Questions or application requests can be directed to Kelly Quici at the address above. 

Inteview Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019

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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.

  • Brown Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship - contact Audrey Bell at
  • Kerlan Jobe Adult Shoulder and Elbow Reconstructive Fellowship - contact Karen Mohr at
  • San Francisco Shoulder, Elbow and Hand Clinic - contact Chris Jara at
  • UTHSCSA Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship - contact Lashun Matthews at

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 10/11/2018)

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 or call them at (415) 447-0350.


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