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Adult Hip and Knee Replacement Fellowship

The Johns Hopkins Adult Hip and Knee Replacement Fellowship is designed to provide comprehensive training for the individual who wishes to practice hip and knee replacement surgery in a private practice or academic setting. The fellow will have a diverse experience in both the clinic and operating room, with the opportunity to diagnose and treat a wide spectrum of pathology.

  • Duration: one year
  • Application deadline: October 1, 2018
  • Stipend: Commensurate with level of training, plus benefits
  • Percent of fellowship devoted to operative care: 80 percent
  • Percent of fellowship devoted to nonoperative care: 10 percent
  • Percent of fellowship devoted to administrative duties/research: 10 percent
  • Research obligation: Yes
  • All applications are accepted through SF Match.

For more information, please refer to the fellowship overview PDF.

Current Fellow

Photo of Dr. Yonah Yitzchak Heller, M.D.

Heller, Yonah Yitzchak, M.D.

Assistant of Orthopaedic Surgery
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Orthopedic Surgery
 
 

Fellowship Faculty

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Sterling, Robert Steven, M.D.

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Director, Adult Hip and Knee Replacement Fellowship
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Hip, Knee Arthritis, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Revision Hip Surgery, Revision Knee Surgery, Total Hip Replacement, Total Joint Replacement, Total Knee Replacement
 
Photo of Dr. Harpal Singh Khanuja, M.D.

Khanuja, Harpal Singh, M.D.

Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Hip, Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Knee, Core Decompression for Avascular Necrosis of the Hip, Degenerative Joint Disease (Osteoarthritis of the Hip), Hip Arthritis, Hip Conditions, Hip Dislocations, Hip Fractures, Hip Impingement, Hip Injuries, Hip Replacement, Knee Arthritis, Knee Injuries, Knee Replacement, Knee Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee, Partial Knee Replacement, Revision Hip Surgery, Revision Knee with Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy, Septic Arthritis of the Knee, Total Hip Replacement, Total Joint Replacement, Total Knee Replacement
Research Interests: Joint replacement technologies, Patient safety, Computer-assisted surgery, Osteonecrosis, Cartilage repair
 
Photo of Dr. Julius Kunle Oni, M.D.

Oni, Julius Kunle, M.D.

Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Core Decompression for Avascular Necrosis of the Hip, Degenerative Joint Disease (Osteoarthritis of the Hip), Hip Arthritis, Hip Bursitis, Hip Conditions, Hip Dislocations, Hip Fractures, Hip Injuries, Hip Replacement, Joint Replacement, Knee Arthritis, Knee Dislocations, Knee Injuries, Knee Joint Arthroscopy, Knee Replacement, Knee Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Partial Knee Replacement, Revision Hip Surgery, Revision Knee Surgery, Total Hip Replacement, Total Joint Replacement, Total Knee Replacement
Research Interests: optimization of postoperative outcomes after total joint replacement, unicompartmental knee replacement, avascular necrosis, the use of augmented reality in preoperative patient education and surgical preparation
 

Clinical Sites

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center is a level II trauma center with 550-plus inpatient beds. It is a tertiary referral center for complex revision hip and knee replacement cases.

Other locations include Johns Hopkins-affiliated outpatient facilities in the Baltimore area.

Program Objectives

  • Gain experience in the evaluation and management of arthroplasty patients throughout the entirety of their treatment course. 
  • Demonstrate progressive responsibility in both the operating room and clinic. 
  • Learn a systematic approach to the arthritic patient and to the patient with a poorly performing arthroplasty. 
  • Learn to develop a comprehensive treatment plan, including work-up, implant selection, approach and postoperative plan.
  • Develop confidence in surgical approaches for primary hip (anterior and posterior), primary knee (quad split and vastus split), and revision hip (extended trochanteric osteotomy) and revision knee (patellar peel, quad snip and tibial tubercle osteotomy). 
  • Become independent with primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty. 

Contact

Have questions about our adult hip and knee replacement fellowship? Please contact Beth Hall, medical training program administrator.