Traveling Fellowships

The Exchange (Traveling) Fellowship Program was established in 1993.  The goals of this program are:

  • To provide maximum exposure to the major shoulder and elbow centers in the US and in Europe
  • To facilitate learning and best clinical practices in shoulder and elbow patient care
  • To enhance surgical skills and competencies among international surgeons

ASES 2019 Exchange Fellowship Program

The three to four week European exchange fellowship will begin in the fall of 2019.  Applicants must be no more than 10 years out of their fellowship as of December 31, 2018, practicing in the United States or Canada, board eligible or certified orthopaedic surgeons with a special interest and experience in shoulder and elbow research and patient care. Applications can be found below.

  • Exchange Fellowship Application (PDF to download and print)
  • Exchange Fellowship Application (PDF to complete electronically)

The application period has closed for 2019.

2019 Traveling Fellows will receive the following benefits:

  1. Eligibility for an ASES Research Grant.
  2. Receive a small stipend after your travels.
  3. After your traveling fellowship is complete, submission a testimonial to the ASES office which will be included on the ASES website as well as communicated through the monthly newsletter to members.

Please contact the ASES office at (847) 698-1629 with any questions.


Traveling Fellows by Year

  • 2019 Michael T. Freehill, MD & Uma Srikumaran, MD
  • 2017 Grant E. Garrigues, MD & Anshuman Singh, MD
  • 2015 Bassem T. Elhassan, MD & Thomas (Quin) Throckmorton, MD
  • 2013 Robert Z. Tashjian, MD & Ryan T. Bicknell, MD
  • 2011 Jay D. Keener, MD & George S. Athwal, MD, FRCSC
  • 2009 Joseph A. Abboud, MD & April D. Armstrong, MD
  • 2007 Leesa M. Galatz, MD & John W. Sperling, MD, MBA
  • 2005 Scott P. Steinmann, MD & Sumant G. Krishnan, MD
  • 2003 Patrick St. Pierre, MD & William N. Levine, MD
  • 2001 Edward G. McFarland, MD & Michael L. Pearl, MD
  • 1999 Steve A. Petersen, MD & Shawn W. O’Driscoll, PhD, MD
  • 1997 Gerald R. Williams, Jr., MD & Roger G. Pollock, MD
  • 1995 Michael A. Wirth, MD & Douglas T. Harryman, II, MD
  • 1993 Evan L. Flatow, MD & Jon J.P. Warner, MD