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Department of

Orthopaedic Surgery

About the Fellowship Program

The UC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Division of Sports Medicine, offers a one-year orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship that provides the opportunity for orthopaedic surgeons to obtain subspecialty training in sports medicine. The goal of the fellowship is to offer the fellow clinical experience in the recognition and management of athletic injuries. The fellow gains broad exposure to sports medicine, from injury prevention strategies to injury evaluation to diagnosis to restoration of function through rehabilitation or surgical means.

Fellows enjoy a breadth of experiences and educational opportunities provided by the teaching faculty. Four orthopaedic surgery sports medicine and three primary care sports medicine clinical teaching faculty from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Division of Sports Medicine have active teaching roles in the fellowship. Teaching faculty, both surgical and primary care, are involved in the care of the athletes at the University of Cincinnati Athletic Department, an NCAA Division 1 athletic institution. The fellows are involved in the direct care of over 500 D1 athletes and learn working along-side experienced teaching faculty and through independent learning experiences. In the same fashion, teaching faculty are involved in the care of athletes at 23 local area high schools. Fellows have more chances for independent learning opportunities by being assigned as team physician for one of these area high schools.

Our surgeons also provide care for the higher profile collegiate or professional athlete:


The program is a new ACGME approved University of Cincinnati ONLY Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship (beginning August 2015). We have had a fellowship since 1993 with additional non-UC orthopaedic private practices but have moved to one totally within the UC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Past graduating fellows have obtained jobs with the NFL, NBA and many Division 1 collegiate programs.