The mission of the University of Washington Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship is to provide a comprehensive training experience for the trainee in all manner of athletic injuries. By working along-side our faculty in all three phases of clinical sports medicine (clinic, operating room, training room/team physician), we expect that our fellow will get a wide-range of learning experiences in order to develop the knowledge and skills needed to practice in our sub-specialty field. Surgical focus will be on developing the necessary technical skills in arthroscopic and open treatment of shoulder, knee, elbow, hip and foot/ankle injuries. Concomitant with the clinical experience, our fellow will develop skills to critically examine and evaluate orthopaedic sports medicine literature through regular journal clubs and also gain experience in preforming and publishing research.
Our Fellowship Faculty
Click on the names below for their backgrounds and interests.
- Albert O. Gee, M.D.
Dr. Albert Gee is an Associate Professor and a Vice Chair in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Washington. He specializes in Shoulder and Elbow as well as Sports Medicine surgery and is the Chief of the Sports Medicine Service. Dr. Gee came to UW after completing residency training at the University of Pennsylvania and a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery. He cares for patients with a variety of shoulder, elbow and knee conditions and his clinical focus is in arthroscopic treatment of shoulder and knee injuries. In addition to his practice at the UW, he also cares for Veterans at the Puget Sound VA Health System and he serves as a Team Physician for the University of Washington Huskies. Dr. Gee has a broad range of research interests from basic science to clinical outcomes and athlete injury prevention. List of recent publications can be seen here.
- Christopher Kweon, M.D.
Christopher Kweon, M.D., is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon at the Sports Medicine Centers at Husky Stadium and a UW assistant professor of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.
Dr. Kweon specializes in providing comprehensive treatment of sports injuries using arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgical techniques. He strives to create active partnerships with his patients to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Dr. Kweon earned his M.D. from the UW and did fellowship training in sports and shoulder surgery at the University of Michigan. His clinical interests include treating disorders of the knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle in patients with sports injuries. His research interests include outcomes after treatment of sports medicine conditions, quality and value in orthopedics and sports medicine, healthcare utilization and efficacy for common sports injuries and resident education.
- Mia Hagen, M.D.
Mia Hagen, M.D., is a board-certified surgeon and Director of the Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium, a team physician for Husky Athletics and a UW assistant professor of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.
Dr. Hagen performs minimally-invasive surgery for all types of athletic injuries, with particular interests in hip arthroscopy and injuries of young athletes. She loves returning injured athletes—whether a weekend warrior or professional competitor—to the field.
Dr. Hagen earned her undergraduate degree at Yale University magna cum laude, M.D. and residency at UC San Francisco, and fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. Her team experience includes working with the NBA Cleveland Cavaliers, the MLB Cleveland Indians, and NCAA DIII sports at Baldwin-Wallace University. She is an active member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy.
- Kenneth Chin, M.D.
Kenneth M. Chin, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Chin focuses on minimally invasive and traditional surgeries of the ankle, foot, and knee, with a particular interest in the treatment of athletic ankle injuries.
He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine at the University of Washington. Dr. Chin is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.
- Jason E. Hsu, M.D. - Adjunct
Dr. Hsu, is the holder of the Rick and Anne Matsen Honorary Professorship for Shoulder Research. Jason Hsu, M.D. is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in shoulder and elbow surgery. His expertise lies in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic and open procedures for shoulder instability, primary and revision shoulder replacement surgery, and complex arthrosopic and open reconstructive procedures for previous failed shoulder surgery. He also performs both arthroscopic and open surgery for painful elbow conditions.List of recent publications can be seen here.
- Michael Saper, D.O., ATC, CSCS - Adjunct
Michael G. Saper, DO, ATC, CSCS is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in arthroscopic surgery and the treatment of sports-related injuries. He did additional fellowship training in pediatric orthopedic surgery. He is an Assistant Professor in the University of Washington School of Medicine’s Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.
- Gregory A. Schmale, M.D. - Adjunct
Gregory A. Schmale, M.D. is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. His clinical interests include; Pediatric and adolescent sports medicine; general pediatric orthopedics including trauma; diseases and deformities of the upper and lower extremities, including Multiple Osteochondromas
- Scott Telfer, EngD - Adjunct
Scott Telfer leads our Computational, Robotics & Experimental Biomechanics (CoRE) Lab. CoRE Lab researchers use the techniques of biomechanics to investigate the structure and function of the human musculoskeletal system in many contexts. These include: robotic studies of isolated anterior cruciate ligaments, monitoring of patients after total knee joint replacement, and remote sensing of human movement during space travel. The CoRE Lab utilizes parallel and linear robots, body-mounted sensors, finite element models, and motion capture techniques.
The Fellowship Experience
Our fellow will develop their knowledge and skills through a combination of experiences in clinic, operating room, training room/side-lines and didactic sessions and dedicated research time.
On a weekly basis the fellow will spend approximately 2 days in the operating room / 2 days in clinic / 1 research day (flex day)
No on-call duties at the hospital will be required but the fellow will have team-coverage duties that may include evenings and weekend days.
Clinic Training Sites
- Sports Medicine Clinic (SMC) at Husky Stadium (Main clinic)
- Sports Medicine Clinic at the Outpatient Medical Center at UWMC Northwest Campus (satellite)
- Sports Medicine Clinic at UWMC Ballard Clinic (satellite)
- University of Washington Medical Center Montlake Surgery Pavilion
- UWMC Roosevelt Ambulatory Surgery Center
- Outpatient Medical Center at UWMC Northwest
Training Rooms / Side-line Coverage
- University of Washington Huskies Intercollegiate Athletics Program
- UW Huskies Olympic Sports training room
- UW Huskies Football training room
Tour of the Sports Medicine Clinic at Husky Stadium
The fellow will have access to the research infrastructure that is available within the greater UW Department of Orthopaedics. Specifically, the Computational, Robotics, and Experimental (CoRE) Laboratories and offices on the 10th floor of the BB Building on the University of Washington Medical Center Montlake campus. There are two distinct lab spaces: the Biomechanics Laboratory in BB1002 and the Orthopaedics Robotics Research Laboratory. The Biomechanics Laboratory houses a variety of still cameras, an 8-camera Vicon motion capture system, Kistler force platforms, emed plantar pressure measurement plate, pedar in-shoe pressure measurement system and other typical instrumentation for lower extremity biomechanics and sports medicine research. The Orthopaedics Robotics Research Laboratory utilizes a Rotopod R2000 to simulate movement in cadaveric specimens. The CoRE Laboratories have a fully equipped workshop that includes a 3D printer and other prototype fabrication tools.
The Director of the CoRE Lab, Dr. Scott Telfer, is a frequent collaborator with our Sports Medicine faculty and he has extended this collaborative relationship to include future Fellows who are interested in working with him on research projects.
Our sports medicine division has been tracking patient outcomes using RedCap for the last 3 years via their web-based questionnaire system that allows us to send patient reported outcome measures to patients after they have been to our clinic for an injury. This large dataset is a valuable resource for the fellow interested in conducting a clinical research project during their fellowship.
Currently there are 2 research assistants in our division of Sports Medicine who are involved in coordinating our clinical outcomes studies and maintaining our RedCap patient reported outcomes database for all patients who have been seen at our Sports Medicine Clinic for any injuries or surgery.
The fellow will have access to the UW Health Sciences Library which has online and print access to a comprehensive catalog of orthopaedic and sports medicine journals, STAT!Ref, PubMed, DynaMed, MD Consult, UptoDate and full-time health science librarians who can help conduct literature searches on any medical topic of interest.
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Division of Sports Medicine has intramural research grant funding opportunities that will be available to the motivated fellow who wishes to apply for research support for well-designed and achievable basic science or clinical research projects.
Qualification and Selection
Qualified applicants must have completed a certified residency program in orthopaedics at the time the fellowship is started and should have a strong commitment to academic orthopaedics. Please submit your fellowship application through the SF Match website (https://sfmatch.org/) and include 3 letters of recommendation and a current curriculum vitae.
We invite competitive candidates for interview which will be conducted on January 24, 2022. Candidates will be matched through the SF Match selection process. The University of Washington is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.
University of Washington Medical Center
Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
Sports Medicine Clinic at Husky Stadium
3800 Montlake Blvd NE, Box 354060
Seattle, WA 98195
Stipend: $71,724/year plus benefits
Number of fellows per year: 1
Fellowship Coordinator: Sue Allain, email@example.com, (206)598-3404