Jay D. Keener, MD – Fellowship Director
Alexander W. Aleem, MD, MSc
Ben Zmistowski, MD
Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8233, Attn: Maggie Reeves
St. Louis, MO 63110
Number of Fellows: 2 fellows per year
Maggie Reeves, Shoulder & Elbow Fellowship Coordinator
All application materials should be submitted directly through the SF Match website: SF Match – Orthopaedic Shoulder & Elbow
Application deadline is November 1, 2022.
This fellowship is designed to train candidates for a career in shoulder and elbow surgery. Operative experience includes arthroscopic and open surgical techniques. Open reconstructive cases focus on shoulder and elbow arthroplasty (primary and revision), shoulder/elbow trauma, muscle/tendon transfers and arthrodesis. A high-volume arthroscopy experience includes surgical management of rotator cuff disorders, instability surgery and elbow arthroscopy for a wide variety of diagnoses. Approximately twenty percent of the operative volume involves the elbow. If desired, fellows can spend one month on an optional rotation with the sports medicine service or research.
The fellow will be a member of the faculty at Washington University School of Medicine with an appointment as an Attending. Clinical care is provided at Barnes Jewish Hospital, the Orthopedic Outpatient Center and Barnes Jewish West County Hospital. The fellows provide shoulder and elbow care at the John Cochran Veterans Administration Medical Center. Fellows will also participate in a weekly cadaver lab session in the Shoulder and Elbow Service cadaver lab which has two stations equipped to perform cadaveric shoulder and elbow arthroscopic procedures, as well as a state-of-the-art conference room. The fellows can anticipate independent activity conducting VA Shoulder and Elbow Clinics, and operating on Barnes-Jewish Hospital emergency or VA cases. Educational activities include weekly indications conference, didactic lectures, and an cadaver lab as well as a monthly journal club. Participation in research projects is encouraged. Shoulder and elbow fellows will also lead educational opportunities in the clinical and didactic setting for residents and medical students. This program is part of the Shoulder & Elbow SF Match process. Interviews will be conducted Friday, March 3, 2023.