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Position Open - Shoulder-Elbow Fellowship 2018-19 2 months 4 weeks ago #36077

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Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have one position open for the upcoming fellowship year starting August 1st, 2018. We will consider partial year attendance due to the short notice.

We are currently accepting applications for our shoulder and elbow fellowship program for the 2019-20 fellowship year.

Due to the structure of our program, it is open to applicants who can obtain California medical licensure and are U.S./Canadian residency trained and already have a visa or are U.S. Citizens.

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

California Pacific Orthopaedics
2351 Clay Street, Suite 510 San Francisco, CA 94115 Phone: 415-660-5049
Fax: 415-928-1035
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Duration: 1 year (August 1 to July 31)
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 we use 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 Wright Medical and Arthrex labs
available to all fellows and sports medical assistance with the team orthopedists of the Oakland Athletics baseball team.

Invited applicants may arrange for interviews by contacting our fellowship coordinator, Chris Jara at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at (415) 660-5049.
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