Patrick J. Denard, MD, Program Director
Matthew Nugent, MD
Cameron Phillips, MD
Oregon Shoulder Fellowship
2780 E. Barnett Rd. STE 200
Medford, OR 97504
Phone: (541) 779-6250
Duration: 1 year (August 1 to July 31)
Number of Fellows: 1 fellow per year
Location: Southern Oregon Orthopedics & Asante Health Systems
The Oregon Shoulder Fellowship provides exposure to a high-volume, private-practice in shoulder and elbow under the guidance of Dr. Denard and Dr. Cameron Phillips. The fellow will participate in over 650 cases per year, primarily focusing on the shoulder. The exposure includes advanced shoulder arthroscopy techniques including an-depth exposure to massive rotator cuff tears. Approximately 200 total shoulder arthroplasties are performed per year as well as approximately 50 fracture cases (proximal humerus, clavicle fractures, humeral shaft fractures, etc.). Additionally, the fellow will gain exposure to elbow trauma including fractures and instability.
Clinical outcomes are collected in an electronic database and several research projects are ongoing both within Southern Oregon Orthopedics and as part of multi-centered studies with national and international sites. The fellow will be expected to participate in clinical research and complete at least 2 research projects during the academic year.
There are 2 days of clinic and 3 surgical days per week. Clinic includes exposure to ultrasound for assessment of the rotator cuff and injection techniques. Call is 3-4 days per month. The fellow will also gain experience in practice management. Over the year the fellow will progress in independence with the goal of acquiring the clinical and operative skills necessary to practice as a shoulder specialist.
The fellowship is funded through the Southern Oregon Orthopedics Research Foundation. A full salary is provided as well as benefits.