The primary research mentor for the position is Adam Edelstein, MD, the Clifford C. Raisbeck Endowed Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. The mentor team also includes the following Adult Reconstruction surgeons at Northwestern: Linda Suleiman, MD (Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion), Kevin Hardt, MD (Northwestern Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program Director), and David Manning, MD (Adult Reconstruction Fellowship Program Director).  Collectively, this group has a highly productive clinical research program including prospective trials, large database studies, and institutional studies. In addition to clinical research, there is opportunity for basic and translational research involvement related to pathophysiology of arthritis for those interested. The adult reconstruction division has a dedicated research nurse and support from two departmental research coordinators. We expect that the research fellow will take an active role in ongoing research projects and would develop a strong set of skills in orthopaedic clinical research. Furthermore, the fellow would be included on publications and presentations and be well situated with a very competitive application for orthopaedic residency. Specific activities would include literature review, project development, IRB preparation, data collection, data analysis, manuscript preparation, poster/presentation preparation, and manuscript submission. For those interested, there will also be work in the lab involving experiments with synovial fluid samples from patients with knee arthritis. Prior experience with statistical analyses is preferred, but not required. The fellow will travel to conferences for presentation.

The fellow will have the opportunity to attend all of our departmental lectures and conferences, and can engage with our students, residents, fellows, and faculty through such activities. The fellow will also have the opportunity to shadow in the clinic and operating room and gain valuable exposure to clinical orthopaedics.

Interested applicants may apply by emailing their CV, Step 1 & 2 scores (if available), letter(s) of recommendation (1 or 2) and a brief personal statement to Freddy Bueno at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include "Application for Research Fellowship" in the email subject line.