OrthoCarolina Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship

Fellowship Director: Nady Hamid, MD

Other Faculty:

Patrick M. Connor MD, Bryan J. Loeffler MD, Shadley C. Schiffern, MD

Fellowship Coordinator:  Rebekah Tsung


1915 Randolph Rd Charlotte, NC 28207

Phone:  704323-3537

E-mail: judith.tsung@orthocarolina.com

Website: orthocarolina.com/fellowships/orthocarolina-shoulder-and-elbow-fellowship

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: Charlotte, NC

Fellowship Description:


The OrthoCarolina Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship has been created to cultivate the next generation of shoulder and elbow surgeons. OrthoCarolina has a rich history of creating world-class fellowship education, and we are excited to add Shoulder and Elbow to this list of incredible educational opportunities.

Our one-year clinical fellowship will offer comprehensive exposure to disorders of the shoulder and elbow. From “bread and butter” to the most complex procedures, our expectation is that graduating fellows will feel confident managing all musculoskeletal disorders of the shoulder and elbow.  The faculty will teach surgical skills, but more importantly will teach fellows how to think critically and problem-solve while always keeping the patient first. We teach with a “one patient, one teacher, one learner” model meaning one-on-one mentorship throughout the fellowship. This teaching model creates a steep learning curve for fellows with rapid acquisition of surgical autonomy. Our fellowship faculty have been involved in surgical training (medical students, residents, upper extremity fellows, and sports/shoulder fellows) for many years. We are now excited to create an unparalleled learning experience for fellows seeking a career focused on shoulder and elbow surgery.

The core strength of our fellowship is the clinical experience. Our fellowship faculty is comprised of four high-volume surgeons that have deeply established referral practices. Our faculty performs varied niche procedures. Fellows will have exposure to core shoulder and elbow procedures with all faculty but will also participate in specialized procedures such as shoulder girdle tendon and nerve transfers, brachial plexus explorations, intra-operative GPS navigated shoulder arthroplasty, custom revision total elbow arthroplasty, arthroscopic bone-block instability procedures, and much more.  Fellows will be exposed to varying styles and techniques during the year, but will also have the opportunity to travel internationally for a visiting surgeon rotation at the tail end of the fellowship.

Our fellowship is fortunate to be in the amazing city of Charlotte, NC. As the 15th largest and third fastest growing city in the US, Charlotte has something for everybody. From professional sports and microbreweries to the fine arts and world-class cuisine, Charlotte offers energy, diversity, character, and a place for all.

The fellowship strives to provide the perfect balance of education, service, research, and recreational time to enjoy the beautiful area of Charlotte. Fellows become members of our OrthoCarolina family which overflows with life-long friends, invaluable mentors, and remarkable experiences.



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

This fellowship participates in the SFMatch program.

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