Theodore A. Blaine, MD, Co-Director
Augustus D. Mozzacca, MS, MD, Co-DIrector

University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Hartford Healthcare
Hartford Healthcare Bone and Joint Institute Department of Orthopaedics, 32 Seymour St
Hartford, CT 06106
Duration: 1 Year
Number of Fellows: 1 fellow per year
Stipend: PGY6 salary

Fellowship Description:

The Connecticut Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship offers high volume, comprehensive training in shoulder and elbow surgery in patients of all ages and with all pathologies.  The program is based at the Hartford campus of the Hartford Healthcare Bone and Joint Institute for clinical activities, with clinical, educational and didactic activities at both Hartford Healthcare and the University of Connecticut.  The UCONN School of Medicine has had a long tradition of sports medicine and shoulder and elbow surgery led by Drs. Gus Mazzocca, Chairman of Orthopedic Surgery and Director of the UCONN Musculoskeletal Institute, and Bob Arciero, UCONN Sports Medicine Fellowship Director and Former President of the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine.  

In 2018, the Shoulder and Elbow Service at the Bone and Joint Institute of Hartford Healthcare was established with the recruitment of Dr. Theodore Blaine from Yale as Physician in Chief and Chief of the Shoulder and Elbow Service.  The Connecticut Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship is a continuation of the Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship formerly based at Yale.

The fellow’s surgical experience will include arthroscopic, open and revision shoulder and elbow surgery.  The UCONN and HHC/BJI Shoulder and Elbow and sports medicine services are tertiary referral centers for total shoulder and elbow replacement.  With a level-one trauma center at HHC and an active orthopaedic trauma service, UCONN and BJI offer a unique opportunity to manage complex shoulder and elbow fractures. There is an active orthopaedic research lab at UCONN, clinical research facilities at HHC/BJI and UCONN, as well as bioskills labs at both HHC and UCONN.  A wide array of clinical and basic science (molecular biology and biomechanics) research projects will be available to the fellow and led by experienced faculty.  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.

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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
  • 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 10/17/2018)

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 or call them at (415) 447-0350.


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