Fellowships

One year Advanced Clinical Experiences in the areas of foot/ankle, hand/upper extremity, musculoskeletal oncology, pediatrics, shoulder/elbow, spine and traumatology surgery are offered through the affiliated University hospitals, which include the University of Washington Medical Center-Montlake (UWMC), University of Washington Medical Center-Northwest (UWNW), Harborview Medical Center (HMC), Seattle Children’s Hospital (SCH), the Seattle Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC), Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) and other affiliated hospitals.

Clinical Description

Program and Hospital(s) Faculty Clinical Description
Foot/ Ankle/ Amputation
(UWMC, HMC, VAMC, UWNW)
Michael E. Brage M.D. — Stephen K. Benirschke, M.D., Ken Chin, M.D., Sigvard T. Hansen, Jr., M.D. and Bruce Sangeorzan, M.D.

Traumatic, sports injury, and reconstructive adult foot and ankle problems with very experienced faculty.

Dr. Sangeorzan gives a great overview of the program here!

Hand Fellowship (UWMC, HMC, SCH) Jerry I. Huang, M.D. — Christopher H. Allan, M.D., Sarah Beshlian, M.D., Jeffrey B. Friedrich, M.D., Douglas P. Hanel, M.D., Nicholas Iannuzzi, M.D., Stephen Kennedy, M.D., Erin Miller, M.D., and Nicholas B. Vedder, M.D.

Congenital, sports injuries, trauma, microvascular and adult reconstructive hand and upper extremity surgery in an accredited hand fellowship.

Musculoskeletal Oncology (UWMC, SCH, SCCA) Matthew Thompson, M.D. — Howard A. Chansky, M.D., Jesse Roberts, M.D.

Adult and pediatric musculoskeletal tumors. A service based on modern multi-disciplinary protocols for a broad spectrum of pathology.

Pediatric Orthopedics
(SCH)
Vincent S. Mosca, M.D. — Walter F. Krengel III, M.D., Antoinette W. Lindberg, M.D., Gregory A. Schmale, M.D., Klane K. White, M.D., Suzanne Yandow, M.D., Suzanne Steinman, M.D., and Mark Dales, M.D.

Congenital and developmental spine, hip and foot deformities as well as sports medicine, trauma and general pediatric orthopaedics.

Shoulder/Elbow
(UWMC, UWNW)
Winston J. Warme, M.D.— Frederick A. Matsen III, M.D., Albert O. Gee, M.D. and Jason E. Hsu, M.D.

Arthroscopic and open management of a broad spectrum of shoulder and elbow traumatic and degenerative conditions.

Spine (UWMC, HMC, UWNW) Richard J. Bransford, M.D.Carlo Bellabarba, MD, Anthony M. Avellino, M.D., Randall M. Chesnut, M.D., Mark A. Harrast, M.D., Stanley A. Herring, M.D., Walter F. Krengel III, M.D., Viral Patel, M.D., Christopher J. Standaert, M.D., Theodore A. Wagner, M.D., Stuart M. Weinstein, M.D., Klane K. White, M.D. and Fangyi Zhang, M.D.

Comprehensive experience in spine care including adult and pediatric patients with degenerative, deformity, neoplastic, traumatic and infectious disorders. Multispecialty experience includes latest advances in care including minimally invasive surgery and spinal nonfusion surgery.

Traumatology
 (HMC)
David P. Barei, M.D. — Daphne M. Beingessner, M.D., Carlo Bellabarba, M.D., Stephen K. Benirschke, M.D., Robert P. Dunbar Jr., M.D., Reza Firoozabadi, M.D., Sigvard T. Hansen Jr., M.D., M. Bradford Henley, M.D., Conor P. Kleweno, M.D., Sean E. Nork, M.D., Bruce J. Sangeorzan, M.D., Douglas G. Smith, M.D., and Lisa A. Taitsman, M.D.

Adult and pediatric trauma, emphasizing advanced and comprehensive treatment of the polytraumatized patient.1

Sports Medicine
 (UWMC/NWH)
ACGME Accredited

Albert O. Gee, MD - Jason Hsu, MD, Christopher Y. Kweon, MD, Mia S. Hagen, MD, Kenneth Chin, MD

The mission of the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship is to develop and train outstanding clinicians and surgeons in the field of orthopaedic sports medicine who will be expert team physicians and future leaders in the field of orthopaedic sports medicine.

The goals and objectives of our program are as follows: -The fellow will develop the knowledge and technical skills to evaluate and treat patients with athletic injuries of the shoulder, knee, elbow, hip and foot/ankle using both surgical and non-surgical means. -The fellow will gain experience and proficiency in sideline and team-physician coverage duties. -The fellow will develop skills to critically examine and evaluate current orthopaedic and sports medicine literature and gain experience in performing and publishing research.

These programs are in-depth clinical experiences including basic and clinical research and teaching of medical students and residents.

Applications

UW Medical Center logo

Please see the information below providing specifics for each of our two Advanced Clinical Experience (ACE) programs at the University of Washington Medical Center.

Hand:

We have begun using the ASSH application platform. You will need to register and complete the application in order to apply to our program.
Contact: Haley McDaniel (uwhand@uw.edu)

Musculoskeletal Oncology:

We are contracted with the San Francisco Matching Program. You will need to register and complete the application with the SF Match in order apply to our program. The website is www.sfmatch.org
Contact: Casey Leichter (cel23@uw.edu)

Shoulder and Elbow:

We are contracted with the ASES Matching Program.  You will need to register and complete the application in order to apply to our program.  The website is: https://www.ases-assn.org/shoulder-and-elbow-fellowships/
Contact: Fred Westerberg (fwesterb@uw.edu)


Harborview Medical Center logo

Please see the information below providing specifics for each of our three Advanced Clinical Experience (ACE) programs at Harborview Medical Center.

Foot and Ankle:

We are contracted with the San Francisco Matching Program. You will need to register and complete the application with the SF Match in order apply to our program. The website is www.sfmatch.org.

Contact: Carlie Wolken (cmwolken@uw.edu)

Spine:

We are contracted with the San Francisco Matching Program. You will need to register and complete the application with the SF Match in order apply to our program. The website is www.sfmatch.org.

Contact: Carlie Wolken (cmwolken@uw.edu)

Trauma:

We are contracted with the San Francisco Matching Program. You will need to register and complete the application with the SF Match in order apply to our program. The website is www.sfmatch.org

Contact: Carlie Wolken (cmwolken@uw.edu)


Seattle Children's logo

Please see the information below providing specifics for our Advanced Clinical Experience (ACE) Program at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Pediatric Orthopedics:

We are contracted with the San Francisco Matching Program. You will need to register and complete the application with the SF Match in order apply to our program. The website is www.sfmatch.org.

Contact: Alexandra Egger (alexandra.egger@seattlechildrens.org

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1) UW Orthopaedics acknowledges the support of the OMeGA Medical Grants Association, along with their donors Zimmer Biomet, Globus Medical and DePuy Synthes, for their generous trauma fellowship education grant.