Wayne Z. “Buz” Burkhead, MD
Todd Moen, MD
Daniel Worrel, MD

W.B. Carrell Memorial Clinic (c/o Karen Lozano, Fellowship Coordinator)
9301 N. Central Expy, Ste. 400
Dallas, TX 75231
Duration: 1 academic year
Number of Fellows: 1-2 fellows per year
Stipend: Based on PGY-6 salary per ACGME guidelines as administered through The W.B. Carrell Memorial Clinic Shoulder and Elbow Foundation
Location: The Carrell Clinic, Dallas, Texas

Fellowship Description:

The objective of the W.B. Carrell Clinic Shoulder Fellowship is to train board-eligible or board-certified orthopaedic surgeons in the subtle nuances of physical examination, cost-effective diagnostic testing, conservative care, and surgery for disorders of the shoulder and elbow .  The fellowship is certified by the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) and is staffed by two fellowship-trained shoulder surgeons. The elbow curriculum will be supervised by Dr. Daniel Worrell. Two board certified hand surgeons, Dr. Tom Diliberti and Dr. Bo Frederick, are also liaisons for elbow surgery at The Carrell Clinic Center. By the 2015-16 academic year, an additional fellowship trained shoulder and elbow surgeon will be in place.

The fellowship is primarily oriented toward clinical work and clinical research in adult shoulder and elbow disorders in a high-volume referral practice (>1200 surgical procedures per year). While some of the problems involve complex revision surgery, there is an ample volume of primary care shoulder evaluation and treatment. Training will involve comprehensive exposure to both open and arthroscopic surgical techniques for all types of shoulder and elbow pathologies.  Fellows will also be exposed to a high-volume of shoulder arthroplasty cases (>150 per year), both for reconstruction and for acute shoulder trauma. 

The fellow will participate in a weekly didactic teaching conference with the Shoulder Service staff.  This will involve structured reviews of major topics in textbooks and current journals.  The fellow will be allocated one research month to pursue clinical and basic science work (either projects of independent design or those ongoing).  Access to biomechanical testing, motion performance testing equipment, and cadaveric dissection is available at several locations including Scottish Rite Hospital. The fellow will be encouraged to complete two clinically relevant research projects during the fellowship period.

The fellow will take call with the Shoulder Service physicians as necessary.

The fellow has the opportunity to “moonlight” by providing call coverage.  This is scheduled on an individual basis.

* Rotations with other fellowship-trained shoulder surgeons are available.

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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 karen.mohr@kerlanjobe.com
  • San Francisco Shoulder, Elbow and Hand Clinic - contact Chris Jara at chrisjara@gmail.com
  • UTHSCSA Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship - contact Lashun Matthews at matthewsl@uthscsa.edu

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 help@sfmatch.org or call them at (415) 447-0350.


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