Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, MD, PhD (Program Director)
Bassem Elhassan, MD
Mark E. Morrey, MD
Shawn W. O’Driscoll, MD, PhD
John W. Sperling, MD, MBA
Scott P. Steinmann, MD

Mayo Clinic, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
200 First Street SW, Attn: Lena Davidson
Rochester, MN 55905
Phone: 507-284-3316Fax: 507-266-4234E-mail:
Duration: 1 year (August 1st to July 31st)
Number of Fellows: 2 fellows per year
Stipend: Commensurate with level of training plus benefits
Location: Mayo Clinic and affiliated hospitals

Fellowship Description:

Our fellowship is designed to provide exposure to a large volume and a variety of reconstructive and traumatic surgical problems in the shoulder and the elbow as well as teaching and research opportunities for individuals interested in pursuing an academic career.

The fellowship includes several rotations on different orthopedic surgery services.  Our faculty includes six faculty members with different practice profiles, including open and arthroscopic reconstructive shoulder procedures, open and arthroscopic reconstructive elbow procedures, sport-related injuries and acute shoulder and elbow trauma.  We provide a balanced exposure to both shoulder and elbow problems and adjust the rotation schedule for each fellow based on their anticipated needs and previous background and training.

The Fellow participates actively in preoperative consultations, surgical procedures and postoperative management.  In addition, the Fellow has access to additional training through teaching conferences and journal clubs, on-site courses and our anatomy laboratory.  Research is a prominent part of our program, enhanced by our carefully monitored patient registries and close cooperation with the basic science laboratories, division of statistics and medical illustrators.

Our positions are available beginning August 1st.  Interviews are conducted between January and March.  Positions will be offered after the ASES Match is complete.  To apply for our fellowship program, please email your application and supporting application materials to Olena Davidson, Education Program Coordinator, at by November 1. All applications to Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education programs must include these application materials. For further information contact Olena Davidson at the email address listed above.

Please see the following link for Additional Application Requirements. 

This fellowship is ACGME accredited.

This fellowship participates in the match program.  

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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 Deadline 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 Interview Schedule (TBD)

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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