Andrew Green, MD, Co - Director
E. Scott Paxton, MD, Co- Director
Brett D. Owens, MD 
Audrey Bell, Fellowship Coordinator

Rhode Island Shoulder & Elbow Service - Brown Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University
2 Dudley Street , Suite 200
Providence, RI 02905
Number of Fellows: 1 fellow per year

Fellowship Description:

Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School

Fellowship Program in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Dates:  August 1 – July 31

Compensation:  R6 salary level and full benefits

Goals of the Program: The goals and objectives of the Brown Shoulder and Elbow Service are to educate the fellows in all areas of shoulder and elbow surgery. This will be achieved through didactic sessions, literature review, oral presentations, patient examination and surgical treatment. In addition, access to cadavers and the arthroscopy laboratory will further enhance the residents’ and fellows’ understanding and technical skills during their respective rotations.  The fellow will also have the opportunity to perform clinical and basic science research through the RIH Orthopaedic Foundation Research Laboratories.

Description:  The Rhode Island Shoulder and Elbow Service at Brown University offers an advanced clinical and surgical experience which includes over 500 cases per year with a broad experience in arthroscopic, trauma, open and revision shoulder and elbow surgery.  A level-one trauma center with an active orthopaedic trauma service, the Rhode Island Hospital offers a unique opportunity to manage a high volume of shoulder and elbow fractures.  The Shoulder and Elbow service is also a tertiary referral center for total shoulder and elbow replacement for southern Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. 

Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital are the major teaching hospital of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.  Fellows are expected to participate in weekly didactic and indications conferences and play an active role in teaching residents and medical students.  The orthopaedic residency program has six residents per year, and there is one resident rotating on the Shoulder and Elbow Service. 

There is an active research lab (Rhode Island Hospital Orthopaedic Foundation) and outstanding opportunity for both clinical and basic science (molecular biology and biomechanics) research projects.  The fellow is expected to complete at least one basic science and one clinical research project each year.  The fellow is also encouraged to assist in the preparation of manuscripts, book chapters, and journal articles.

Conveniently located between Boston and New York City, Providence is a vibrant coastal city located on Narragansett Bay with great restaurants and cultural activities.  Rhode Island is also home to Newport and some of the most beautiful beaches in New England.

This program is part of the ASES Fellowship 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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