William N. Levine, MD, Fellowship Director
Christopher S. Ahmad, MD
Charles M. Jobin, MD

Dawn Vega, Fellowship Coordinator

Columbia University New York Presbyterian Hospital - Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship
622 West 168th St., PH11-C, , Center for Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine
New York, NY 10065
Number of Fellows: 1 fellow per year

Fellowship Description:

The Fellowship in Shoulder Surgery at NYOH was started by Dr. Charles Neer in 1977, and then directed by Dr. Bigliani from 1990 until 2014 when Dr. William Levine assumed the leadership of the fellowship. The Columbia shoulder fellowship has trained innumerable national and international leaders in the field of shoulder and elbow surgery and many chairmen of orthopedic departments. After Dr. Neer retired in 1990, the Shoulder Service added specialists in sports medicine and athletic injuries and created the "Center for Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine” and the Columbia shoulder fellows were accredited in both sports medicine and shoulder & elbow surgery  Recently, with the addition of pediatric sports and hip sports medicine specialists the original Shoulder fellowship has divided the 2 fellows into separate “sports” and “ shoulder/elbow" fellowship positions to allow extra exposure and focus on these respective subspecialty fields. Accordingly, the shoulder fellowship now is a non-ACGME accredited position as part of the ASES matches and has 1 position offered for the 2018 /2019 academic year. 

Operative experience includes advanced shoulder and elbow arthroscopy, arthroplasty, revision surgery and trauma. In addition, extensive experience in shoulder and elbow sports medicine procedures including pediatric and adolescent shoulder. A new state-of-the-art 4-station arthroscopy laboratory in addition to an extensive arthroscopy core curriculum ensures the fellows’ ongoing education and development of surgical skills. The Fellows spend a ½ day per week in the private office to hone clinical decision-making skills and also supervise the residents and medical students in a weekly shoulder, elbow and sports medicine clinic.

The Fellows have a full day per week dedicated to academic pursuits. During this time they participate in translational research in the Biomechanics or Molecular Biology Section of the Center for Orthopaedic Research and complete at least 1 basic science project in addition to one clinical outcomes project during the year.  The Fellows are also invited to assist in the preparation of invited manuscripts, book chapters, and on-line projects.

This program is part of the ASES fellows selection process and ASES match, Interviews will be conducted on Sunday, March 4, 2018.

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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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