W.B. Carrell Clinic Shoulder Fellowship

Wayne Z. “Buz” Burkhead, MD
Todd Moen, MD
Daniel Worrel, MD

W.B. Carrell Memorial Clinic (c/o Deanna Olivarez, Fellowship Coordinator)

9301 N. Central Expy, Ste. 400
Dallas, TX 75231

E-mail: dolivarez@carrellclinic.com

Duration: 1 academic year

Number of Fellows: 1-2 fellows per year

Stipend: Based on PGY-6 salary per ACGME guidelines as administered through The W.B. Carrell Memorial Clinic Shoulder and Elbow Foundation

Location: The Carrell Clinic, Dallas, Texas

Fellowship Description:

The objective of the W.B. Carrell Clinic Shoulder Fellowship is to train board-eligible or board-certified orthopaedic surgeons in the subtle nuances of physical examination, cost-effective diagnostic testing, conservative care, and surgery for disorders of the shoulder and elbow .  The fellowship is certified by the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) and is staffed by two fellowship-trained shoulder surgeons. The elbow curriculum will be supervised by Dr. Daniel Worrell. Two board certified hand surgeons, Dr. Tom Diliberti and Dr. Bo Frederick, are also liaisons for elbow surgery at The Carrell Clinic Center. 

The fellowship is a clinically-oriented fellowship focused on clinical work and clinical research in adult shoulder and elbow disorders in a high-volume referral practice (>1200 surgical procedures per year). While some of the problems involve complex revision surgery, there is an ample volume of primary care shoulder evaluation and treatment. Training will involve comprehensive exposure to both open and arthroscopic surgical techniques for all types of shoulder and elbow pathologies.  Fellows will also be exposed to a high-volume of shoulder arthroplasty cases (>150 per year), both for reconstruction and for acute shoulder trauma.

The fellow will participate in a weekly didactic teaching conference with the Shoulder Service staff.  This will involve structured reviews of major topics in textbooks and current journals.  The fellow will be allocated one research month to pursue clinical and basic science work (either projects of independent design or those ongoing).  Access to biomechanical testing, motion performance testing equipment, and cadaveric dissection is available at several locations including Scottish Rite Hospital. The fellow will be encouraged to complete two clinically relevant research projects during the fellowship period.

The fellow will take call with the Shoulder Service physicians as necessary.

The fellow has the opportunity to “moonlight” by providing call coverage.  This is scheduled on an individual basis.

* Rotations with other fellowship-trained shoulder surgeons are available.

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