Matthew D. Saltzman, MD - Fellowship Director
Guido Marra, MD
Gordon Nuber, MD
Latisha Emerson - Residency Coordinator

Northwestern University
676 N. St. Clair , Suite 1350
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-472-6023Fax: 312-695-2771E-mail:
Deadline: Applications are accepted at any time
Number of Fellows: 1 fellow per year
Stipend: PGY6 salary plus benefits

Fellowship Description:

Northwestern University is proud to offer a one-year fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.  The fellowship has been created with the intention to provide exposure to a wide breadth of non-operative and operative treatment of shoulder and elbow disorders. Fellows will encounter conditions as straight forward as traumatic rotator cuff tears and as complex as revision shoulder arthroplasty, elbow arthroplasty and superior capsular reconstruction. 


The three primary faculty see in excess of 10,000 patient visits each year and perform over 1300 surgical cases annually.  The fellow will have the opportunity to perform shoulder arthroplasty with a variety of different prostheses and experience shoulder arthroscopy in both the lateral decubitus and beach chair positions.  Additionally, the fellow with have adequate exposure to elbow arthroscopy, elbow trauma and elbow arthroplasty.


Clinic and surgery take place at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Elmhurst Hospital as well as an independent outpatient surgical center.  This combination of venues will help prepare the fellow for clinical practice as they will experience a variety of different ways to provide patient care.  The main campus is located in downtown Chicago steps from Michigan Avenue at the state-of-the art Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care which has over 40 examination rooms and 8 dedicated operating rooms.  Northwestern Memorial Hospital has been ranked 1stin both Chicago metro area and in Illinois for 6 consecutive years and is ranked 13thbest hospital in the country by US News and World Report.  There is an opportunity for coverage of the Chicago Cubs with the faculty.


The fellow will interact with residents and medical students enrolled in the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine.  They will be expected to actively participate in conferences, journal clubs, and cadaveric labs.  The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery also has an ACGME accredited Sports Medicine Fellowship that accepts one fellow per year.  There are a total of 7 faculty that both the shoulder/elbow and sports medicine fellow have the opportunity to work with.


It is expected that the fellow will prepare several manuscripts during the year.  Ample support is available through the department and Northwestern University.

Applications are accepted at any time.  Interviews will take place in January. 

Prospective applicants must have completed an accredited orthopaedic surgery residency program, be board-eligible or board-certified, and have an Illinois state medical license before the fellowship begins.

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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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