Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship Opening for 2017-18

5 years 4 months ago #35464 by chrisjara
Due to a recent opening, we are currently accepting applications for 1 fellow for our program for the 2017-18 fellowship year beginning August 1st. Due to the structure of our program, it is open to applicants who can obtain California medical licensure and are U.S. residency trained.


San Francisco Shoulder Elbow and Hand Fellowship
Tom R. Norris, MD, Fellowship Director
John Belzer MD
Keith Chan MD
Jon Dickinson MD
James D. Kelly, II, MD 
H. Relton McCarroll, Jr., MD
Mark A. Schrumpf, MD
Chris Jara, Fellowship Coordinator

San Francisco Shoulder, Elbow & Hand Clinic
2351 Clay Street, Suite 510
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: 415-660-5049
Fax: 415-928-1035
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Duration: 1 year (August 1 to July 31)
Number of Fellows: 2 fellows per year
Stipend: $70,000/year plus benefits
Location: California Pacific Medical Center, Presidio Surgery Center

Two fellows each year participate in advanced training in shoulder, elbow and hand reconstruction. They have the opportunity to evaluate and treat upper extremity conditions with five physicians in private practice with an academic emphasis. Tertiary reconstructive and revision problems predominate the clinical care in this highly specialized practice.

Fellows attend orthopaedic clinics, open and arthroscopic surgeries, participate in the clinic’s journal clubs, teaching conferences, anatomy labs, and industry‑sponsored workshops. They are expected to prepare publication-quality research involving clinical series from an established database, anatomical dissections and assist in the preparation of lectures for national and international orthopedic meetings.

In the shoulder and elbow practice, the focus is on complicated reconstructions and revision arthroplasty of the shoulder and elbow involving bone and muscle deficits. This is supplemented with the treatment of more routine arthritis, rotator cuff pathology, instability, and fracture sequelae. Anatomic and reverse arthroplasty uses are well covered during the year. Bone defects of the humerus, glenoid, and ulna requiring innovative reconstructions, are common.

For the hand and wrist experience Dr. McCarroll uses the latest techniques of wrist arthroscopy, endoscopic carpal tunnel release, reconstruction of congenital hand anomalies, and nerve repairs. This practice is supplemented with the routine treatment for Dupuytren contracture, arthritis, and trauma.

There are additional research opportunities in arthroplasty retrievals through a partnership with the Medical Polymers Group at UC Berkeley. There are also opportunities for anatomical projects thru the Tornier and Arthrex labs available to all fellows and sports medical assistance with the team orthopedists of the Oakland Athletics baseball team.

Prospective applicants are asked to contact Chris Jara for more information

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5 years 3 months ago #35507 by chrisjara
As of 4/12/17, this position has been filled.

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