Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School Fellowship

Andrew Green, MD, Co – Director
E. Scott Paxton, MD, Co- Director
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

Phone: (401) 457-1567



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:  PGY6 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.

The fellow must be a graduate of a US ACGME orthopedic residency and meet board eligibility. This program is part of the ASES Fellowship match.

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