UW Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Hosts JOA-AOA Fellows for Traveling Fellowship Program

UW Orthopaedics hosts JOA/AOA fellows in Seattle for Traveling Fellowship Program


The University of Washington Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine hosted fellows from the Japanese Orthopedic Association (JOA) as part of the AOA Japanese Traveling Fellowship program.

The program is an exchange program over 30 years old between JOA and AOA fellows and is a collaborative exchange between the two countries and academic institutions. The exchange program has American fellows traveling to Japan during even years and Japanese fellows traveling to the United States in odd years.

The UW has a long history of participation in the Japanese Traveling Fellowship program. Our faculty who have taken part in the exchange program include Dr. Conor Kleweno (2018), Dr. Reza Firoozabadi (2016), Dr. Sean Nork (2004), and Dr. Bruce Sangeorzan (1994).

Visiting fellows from Japan this week included: 

Sachiyuki Tsukada, MD - Knee Arthroplasty, Chief of Adult Knee Reconstruction, Hokusuikai Kinen Hospital, Mito

Masanori Fujii, MD - Hip, Associate Professor, Saga University, Nabeshima

Narihito Nagoshi, MD - Spine, Assistant Professor, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo

Yasushi Oshima, MD - Spine, Associate Professor, University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo o

Ichiro Tonogai, MD - Foot & Ankle, Takamatsu Red Cross Hospital, Takamatsu

Visiting fellows gave presentations on their respective areas of expertise.  Watch their presentations below.

2023 JOA/AOA Japanese Travelling Fellowship Program Photos

Dr. Sachiyuki Tsukada
Dr. Masanori Fujii
Dr. Narihito Nagoshi
Dr. Yasushi Oshima
Dr. Ichiro Tonogai