American Hip Institute Research Foundation (AHIRF)- Hip Preservation Fellowship 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024

Drs. Benjamin G. Domb and Ajay C. Lall

Candidates: PGY-5 / Orthopedic Sports Fellow

The American Hip Institute is pleased to offer four (4) comprehensive Hip Preservation Fellowship Program positions for the 2021-2022 and/or 2022-2023 academic year(s). This highly specialized fellowship prepares trainees for a focused niche practice in Hip Preservation. Fellows with academic interests benefit from the strong research program, based in a collaborative learning environment. The fellowship is ideally suited for trainees graduating from a prior sports medicine or adult reconstruction fellowship, who wish to obtain further training in a secondary subspecialty program. However, application is also open to exceptional graduating residents.

The fellowship experience is 53 weeks in duration, beginning August 8, and includes:

Surgical activity: High-volume privademic practice focusing on a variety of sports medicine and hip conditions, from simple to complex, emphasizing surgical and rehabilitation approaches. In addition to your more common sports medicine and hip preservation/reconstruction procedures, fellows will gain unique clinical and surgical experience with:

- Minimally invasive techniques for treatment of labral and ligamentum teres tears, femoroacetabular, subspine, and ischiofemoral impingement (utilizing (3D planning & intra-operative navigation), hip dysplasia, and hip microinstability due to generalized ligamentous laxity.

- Peri-acetabular osteotomy, Birmingham hip resurfacing (direct anterior & posterolateral approach), and robotic-arm assisted MAKOplasty total hip replacement (direct anterior and posterolateral approach).

Clinical activity: Full spectrum of hip pathology learning the essential skills for performing patient evaluations:

- Mastery of physical examination techniques

- Analyzation of radiographic imaging; X-Ray, MRI (arthrogram / dGEMRIC), CT (3D reconstructions), and triple-phase bone scan.

- Hands-on training with ultrasound-guided large joint injections (diagnostic and therapeutic). Also, substantial exposure to indications and use of Cutting-Edge Regenerative Medicine techniques (Bone Marrow derived Stem cell therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and viscosupplementation) will be gained.

Research: the American Hip Institute Research Foundation is a robust center producing, on average, 50-60 publications annually in major, peer-reviewed, academic journals.

- As a fellow, you will participate in evidence-based clinical medicine, alongside the research team (research interns, clinical research fellows), with dedicated research time to produce a minimum of 5-10 first-author publications each year.

- Fellows also attend conferences and symposiums, both nationally and internationally, to present their podiums and posters, as well as gain experience in IRB and grant writing techniques.

Other Information

- Attending staff: Benjamin G. Domb MD, Ajay C. Lall, MD, MS

- Duration: 1 or 2 year(s) (Aug 8 - Aug 15, 2021/2022, 2022/2023)

- Stipend: up to $80,000.

Interested Candidates:

To apply, please email a brief Cover Letter, CV, USMLE Step 1/2/3 scores or ECFMG Certification (if available), 3 letters of recommendation, and proof of completion of prior fellowships:

- Dr. Benjamin G. Domb: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

- Dr. Ajay C. Lall: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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