Beaumont Health, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship

J. Michael Wiater, MD, Program Director

Brett P. Wiater, MD

Alexander Martusiewicz, MD

Fellowship Manager:  Susan H. Palmer

Beaumont Health, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
3535 West Thirteen Mile Road, Suite 744
Royal Oak, MI 48073

Phone: (248) 551-1852  Fax: (248) 551-9520



Duration: 1 year (August 1 to July 31)

Number of Fellows: 1 fellow per year

Stipend: Commensurate with PGY-6 level of training (plus benefits|)

Location: Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak, MI

Fellowship Description:

The Fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at Beaumont Health provides exposure to nonoperative and operative treatment of shoulder and elbow disorders including primary and revision arthroscopic and open reconstructive surgery for traumatic, athletic, and degenerative conditions in patients of all ages.  The fellowship includes a high volume of shoulder arthroplasty and advanced arthroscopy.  Approximately 2000 shoulder and elbow surgeries are performed per year.  Outpatient experience will be gained in the Beaumont Orthopaedic Institute and private offices.  The fellow will be required to complete one clinical and one laboratory research project worthy of publication, as well as one review paper, by the end of the fellowship year.  Time will be set aside for the completion of this work.  The fellow will conduct basic research in the Harold W. Gehring Orthopaedic Biomechanics and Implant Retrieval Analysis Laboratory, located on-campus in the Research Institute.  Full-service animal surgical facilities are available.  In addition, the fellow will have access to a 12-station MTS total joint wear simulator that has been modified to test shoulder prostheses.  Fellows can practice new surgical procedures and technologies outside of the operating room in the world-class Applebaum Surgical Learning Institute.

Teaching responsibilities will include the supervision of residents and medical students on the Shoulder and Elbow Service as well as direction of a monthly journal club and a weekly didactic shoulder and elbow conference.  The fellow typically attends two or more national meetings per year.  Goals of the fellowship include the development of surgical skills in the full spectrum of shoulder and elbow surgery, contribution to the current body of knowledge through research, and development of a life-long love of teaching.  Upon completion of the program, the fellow will be well prepared to enter private practice or academics.  Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak is a 1,070 bed university-affiliated tertiary referral and Level 1 trauma center in southeastern Michigan.  It is the major teaching hospital for the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.  The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery includes over 40 specialists and sub-specialists, all board-certified, and encompasses every field in orthopaedic surgery.  The department includes a fully accredited residency program with 40 residents (8 per year for 5 years), and five accredited fellowship programs in Shoulder and Elbow, Spine, Hip and Knee Reconstruction, Sports Medicine, and Foot & Ankle.

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

This fellowship is ACGME accredited.

This fellowship participates in the SFMatch program.

This program accepts applications through December 1, 2020
Interview Dates: Thursday, 01/14/21; Thursday, 2/18/21; Thursday, 3/18/21.

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