The CORE Institute & Banner University of Arizona Phoenix Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship

The Core Institute & Banner University of Arizona Phoenix Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship

Michael Amini, MD, Program Director

Michael McKee, MD

Evan Lederman, MD

Niloofar Deghan, MD

Anup Shah, MD

John Brown, MD

Arash Araghi, MD

Sr. Fellowship Coordinator: Susie Redell,    

Fellowship Coordinator:  Sydney Schmidt,

18444 N 25th Ave, Phoenix, Az 85023

Phone: 602-883-6008


Duration: 1 year

(August 1 to July 31)

Number of Fellows: 1 fellow per year

Salary: 72,500

Fellowship Description:

The Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship at The CORE Institute and The University of Arizona Phoenix is a one-year program designed to provide comprehensive exposure to all aspects of shoulder and elbow surgery. The program includes a diverse group of world-renowned faculty from different backgrounds and philosophies, different practice patterns, and different research interests, to expose the fellow to everything in our field during the year. This includes a high volume of primary and revision shoulder arthroplasty, a multitude of treatments for rotator cuff pathology and shoulder instability, degenerative elbow pathology, including arthroscopy and arthroplasty, and both low-energy and high-energy shoulder and elbow trauma at two Level 1 trauma centers at which the faculty operate.

The fellow will work with faculty from two practices, CORE and The U of A, each of which has its own research arm that has ongoing biomechanical and clinical studies. The fellow will be required to submit two manuscripts by the end of the year. The fellow will have dedicated research time to lead and participate in the broad range of research work performed in both departments.

The two departments have extensive experience in training residents and fellows. The U of A trains 20 orthopaedic residents (4 per year), CORE trains 7 fellows (4 joint reconstruction fellows, 1 spine fellow, 1 pain management fellow, 1 podiatry), and the two jointly train 2 hand and upper extremity fellows and 1 trauma fellow.

Phoenix is one of the fastest growing cities in America, with 300+ days of sun per year, a celebrated food scene, world class outdoor activities, including prestigious golf courses, hiking and more. Phoenix is well located for travel, with a large, centrally located airport that serves as a hub for multiple airlines, and is just a few hours’ drive from many scenic destinations including Sedona, Flagstaff, the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, Moab, Monuments Valley, Antelope Canyon and more.

Applicants must have completed an accredited orthopaedic surgery residency program in the Unites States or Canada, be board-eligible or board-certified, and be able to obtain an Arizona state medical license before the fellowship begins.

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