William N. Levine, MD, Fellowship Director
Christopher S. Ahmad, MD
Charles M. Jobin, MD
Dawn Vega, Fellowship Coordinator
New York, NY 10065
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.