Jay D. Keener, MD, Fellowship Director
Aaron M. Chamberlain, MD
Alexander W. Aleem, MD
Ken Yamaguchi, MD
Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8233, Attn: Linda Burnworth
St. Louis, MO 63110
Number of Fellows: 2 fellows per year
Linda Burnworth, 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, 2019
This fellowship is designed to train candidates for a career in shoulder and elbow surgery. It will provide experience in shoulder and elbow disorders with optional training in sports-related and/or hand subspecialties. The fellows will work on the Shoulder and Elbow service for at least ten months. Additionally, two months can be used for an optional rotation in research, sports, or to continue on the shoulder and elbow service. Operative experience includes arthroscopic and advanced reconstructive cases including arthroplasty, arthrodesis, muscle transfers, revision surgery, and shoulder/elbow trauma. A high volume arthroscopy experience includes rotator cuff disorders, instability surgery and elbow arthroscopy for a wide variety of diagnoses. Approximately twenty percent of the operative volume involves specifically the elbow.
The fellow will be a member of the faculty at Washington University School of Medicine with an appointment as instructor. The Washington University facility includes the new Center for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery with clinical space for outpatient visits, radiology, research, and fellow office space. There is access to an arthroscopy wet lab with two stations equipped to perform cadaveric shoulder and/or elbow arthroscopic procedures, as well as a state of the art conference facility. The fellow can anticipate independent activity conducting Adult Upper Extremity Clinics or VA Shoulder and Elbow Clinics, and operating on Barnes-Jewish Hospital emergency or VA cases. Educational activities include weekly indications conference, weekly didactic lectures, an anatomical dissection program, and monthly journal club. Participation in research projects is encouraged. Clinical experience will provide shoulder and elbow training and opportunities to contribute to the educational program for residents and medical students. This program is part of the Shoulder & Elbow SF Match process. Interviews will be conducted Friday, March 20, 2020.