Anand M. Murthi, MD, Fellowship Director
Jason Stein, MD

MedStar Union Hospital Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship
3333 N. Calvert St., Ste. 400 JPB, Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
Baltimore, MD 21218
Phone: 410-554-6865E-mail:
Duration: 1 year (August 1 to July 31)
Deadline: Early applications are strongly encouraged.
Number of Fellows: 1 fellow per year
Stipend: $68,300/year plus benefits
Location: MedStar Union Memorial Hospital

Fellowship Description:

The fellowship includes the participation in the care of patients in the private office practice of the attending surgeons, assisting in the operating room and performing surgery under the direction of the fellowship attending staff, supervising resident surgery activities, and contributing to the overall educational program. The Fellow can anticipate a reasonable amount of independent activities in terms of conducting resident/fellow conferences and surgical technique laboratories. Standard educational activities include a monthly anatomical dissection program, journal club, and interactive conferences. Multiple basic science, translational, and clinical research opportunities are available; participation in on-going projects has been encouraged and has generally resulted in excellent academic productivity.

The shoulder and elbow experience is anticipated to be extensive with over 900 cases per year being performed. Approximately 80% of the cases are shoulder and 20% are elbow. Operative experience includes a high volume of primary and revision shoulder arthroplasty (over 250 arthroplasty cases are performed annually), advanced shoulder & elbow arthroscopy, open shoulder reconstruction, shoulder and elbow fracture management, elbow ligament repair/reconstruction, and elbow arthroplasty.

Together with the research staff, the fellow will be expected to participate in active clinical and/or biomechanical research.  The fellow will be encouraged to complete at least 2 research projects.

The Shoulder and Elbow Service and Department of Orthopaedics enjoy prominence and respect within the hospital and the city of Baltimore and the surrounding Mid-Atlantic region.

This program is ACGME accredited.
The fellowship program participates in the San Francisco 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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