Massachusetts General Hospital & New England Baptist Hospital Fellowship

Jon J.P. Warner, MD, MGH Shoulder Service Chief, Director Boston Shoulder Institute, Harvard Medical School Professor

Bassem Elhassan, MD, MGH Shoulder Service, Fellowship Program Director

Neal Chen, MD, MGH Hand & Arm Center Chief 

Andrew Jawa, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery, New England Baptist Hospital

Luke Oh, MD MGH Sports Service

Massachusetts General Hospital & New England Baptist Hospital; 55 Fruit Street, YAW 3200, 3G;
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: (617) 726-2461 Fax: (617) 724-3846



Duration: 1 year (August 1 to July 31)

Application Deadline: November 2, 2020

Number of Fellows:  2 fellows per year

Stipend: $78,000/year plus benefits and stipends for travel to elective shoulder & elbow opportunities (subject to change)

Location: Massachusetts General and New England Baptist Hospitals, Boston.

Fellowship Description:

The Boston Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship is based at the Massachusetts General Hospital, as part of the Mass General Brigham Healthcare System, Harvard Medical School, and New England Baptist Hospital in Boston. Our mission is to provide regional, national, and international leadership in the advancement of care for problems affecting the shoulder. Our training program has formally been in place since the 2001-2002 academic year, having previously existed in some form since 1998. Each year we strive to offer an even better curriculum and training experience to the next generation of shoulder and elbow surgeons by growing and developing our program with cutting edge research and theory.

This is a one-year fellowship program which will be organized with rotations at the Massachusetts General Hospital and New England Baptist Hospital. Two core physicians will teach the fellows through individual rotations with hands-on learning and mentorship: Dr. Jon JP Warner and Dr. Bassem Elhassan, as well as three additional faculty members that are actively involved in teaching our fellows: Dr. Neal Chen (MGH), Dr. Andy Jawa (NEBH) and Dr. Luke Oh (MGH). Potential opportunities for elective rotations are available in five different European locations, and provide novel educational experiences in shoulder and elbow to supplement the Harvard experience.  This is an optional rotation, and stipend for travel and living expenses is provided by the program.

Fellows are trained with the goal to become clinical and academic leaders in the field of shoulder and elbow surgery.  Training is centered on development of advanced technical competence gained through outpatient clinics, surgical experience, inpatient responsibilities, presentations, publication development, research and didactic components and conferences.  Opportunity for both basic science and clinical research are available.  Full-time research assistants are employed each academic year to facilitate data collection, research study development and publication for the fellows.

Throughout the training program the fellows will be asked to practice cost-effective health care and resource allocation that does not compromise quality of care. He/she will need to advocate for quality patient care and assist patients in dealing with system complexities. Training is keenly centered upon delivery of integrated care for the patient through an outcome and value driven shoulder care model.  The experience will entail exposure to all problems affecting the shoulder from arthroscopy to arthroplasty and with an emphasis on complex problem solving. Approaches to traumatic and reconstructive management of elbow will also be part of the experience.  By the end of the program the fellow is expected to be proficient in the management of the entire gamut of shoulder and elbow surgery, from diagnosis to both operative and non-operative management.  Fellows are credentialed as full Attending Physicians and our program provides a busy operative experience with each fellow involved in over 400 cases either as surgeon or first assistant.

The objectives of our fellowship training program aim to allow fellows the opportunity to develop the best surgical skills through superior training and experience with routine and complex surgical issues; autonomy in judgment for patient care paths and exposure to international best practices and technique.

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