The Division of Adult Reconstruction of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Johns Hopkins University invites all M.D., D.O., and foreign medical graduates to apply for a research fellowship position.

This will be a 2-year salaried position that will begin Summer 2020 (flexible start date). This research fellowship position provides a great opportunity to work with distinguished faculty in the field of adult reconstructive surgery. The short-term goal is to improve the chances of the applicant matching into an Orthopedic residency and developing fundamental knowledge of the latest research techniques while the long-term goal is to develop skill sets to become a clinician-scientist. At completion of this position, the researcher is expected to have the knowledge of all aspects of conducting a clinical study from formulating a hypothesis, collecting and analyzing data to writing manuscripts and presenting their research.

The experience involves assisting in study design, gathering and analyzing data, preparing reports, posters, and oral presentations, as well as preparing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals. There is an opportunity for attending and participating in oral and poster presentations at regional and national meetings. Previous researchers have published multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals and have presented at Regional (Maryland Orthopedics Association Meeting) and National conferences (AAOS meeting).  The researcher will also have the opportunity to attend regular research meetings, resident education and grand rounds, and take select classes offered by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Welch Medical Library.

Additionally, this position provides the opportunity to participate in an orthopaedic surgical mission trip. Several members of the Orthopaedic Surgery Department at Johns Hopkins are involved with Operation Walk Maryland. This is an organization that provides hip and knee replacements to patients in developing countries. Previous research assistants have participated in these missions by helping screen and select patients before the trip, assisting in the operating room, and conducting research projects. Operation Walk Maryland is tentatively scheduled to work in Amritsar, India in the fall of 2020. Previous trip locations have included Guyana, Trinidad, Ecuador, El Salvador, Peru, and other locations in India.

This research opportunity is with the Department of Orthopedic Surgery in the Division of Adult Reconstruction, at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The Adult Reconstruction Division is growing its research infrastructure, and this position will provide an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual. Research will be primarily clinical in hip and knee replacement surgery and involve systematic program development. There will be opportunities to collaborate with the Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering department and work with our biomechanics lab. Previous fellows have had a high level of success in matching at orthopedic residency programs.

Job Responsibilities:

Assist in the development and conduct of research protocols regarding retrospective and prospective studies with respect to total joint arthroplasty.

Prepare and submit projects to IRBs for necessary approval

Prepare manuscripts, textbook chapters, posters, presentations, and educational videos.

Participate in research meetings, seminars, journal clubs, symposia, and professional society meetings.

Assist in informed consent process and/or complete informed consent process as necessary for assigned studies.

Complete data entry of compiled data and extract abstract data from medical records.

Facilitate patient interaction to assist in the conduct of research protocols.

Administer various research surveys in accordance with research study requirements.

Provide research study education to participants as part of a study protocol.

Educational Qualifications

United States, Foreign Medical Graduates and medical students interested in basic science and clinical research in total joint arthroplasty.

Visa requirements:

The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine does not sponsor working visas.


Researchers are selected on the basis of work ethic, prior clinical research experience, and a keen interest in Orthopedic surgery. The research fellow will report directly to Dr. Harpal Khanuja, Chief of Adult Reconstruction, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and work closely with Dr. Robert Sterling, Dr. Julius Oni. and Dr. Lynne Jones.

Please send your application materials (CV, Personal Statement, USMLE Board scores, and at least 2 Letters of Recommendation) to the current fellow, Yash Chaudhry, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..