Theodore A. Blaine, MD, Fellowship Director
David Kovacevic, MD
Michael Medvecky, MD
Karen Sutton, MD 

Kathy Umlauf, Fellowship Coordinator

Yale University School of Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, 800 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT 06520-8071
Phone: (203) 785-6907Fax: (203) 785-6798E-mail:,,
Duration: 1 Year
Number of Fellows: 1 fellow per year
Stipend: pgy6 salary

Fellowship Description:

Fellowship Program in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Yale University School of Medicine
Yale Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
New Haven, CT

Fellowship Director:  Theodore A. Blaine MD

Theodore A. Blaine MD
David Kovacevic MD
Michael Medvecky MD
Karen Sutton MD

The Yale Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship provides comprehensive surgical training in all aspects of shoulder and elbow surgery.  The surgical experience includes arthroscopic, open and revision shoulder and elbow surgery.  Yale New Haven Hospital is the major teaching hospital of Yale University and Yale Medical School.  The Yale orthopaedic residency program has five residents per year, and the fellow will work closely with the residents on service to provide superior level care.  The Shoulder and Elbow service is a tertiary referral center for total shoulder and elbow replacement.

A level-one trauma center with an active orthopaedic trauma service, Yale New Haven Hospital also offers a unique opportunity to manage complex shoulder and elbow fractures.   There is an active orthopaedic research lab, and a wide array of clinical and basic science (molecular biology and biomechanics) research projects will be available to the fellow.  Completion of one basic science or clinical research project per year is expected of the fellow as a requirement for graduation.  This program is part of the ASES Fellows selection process and participates in the ASES Fellows match.

Please address inquiries to:

Theodore A. Blaine MD
Chief of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Yale University School of Medicine
Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
800 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT   06520-8071
Phone: 203-737-2348

Kathy Umlauf
Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation PO Box 208071
800 Howard Avenue New Haven, CT 06520-8071
Phone: 203-785-6907
Fax:  203-7856798

Andrea Mezzanotte
Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
800 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT   06520-8071
Phone: 203-737-2348

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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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