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Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship

Duration: 12 months (August 1 to July 31)
Deadline: November 30
Stipend: Commensurate with level of training, plus benefits
Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Photo of Dr. Rushyuan Jay Lee, M.D.

Lee, Rushyuan Jay, M.D.

Expertise, Disease and Conditions: ACL Reconstruction, Ankle Injuries, Arthroscopic Surgery, Discoid Meniscus, Elbow Injuries, Growth Plate and Physeal-Sparing ACL Reconstruction, Knee Dislocations, Knee Injuries, Lateral Collateral Ligament Tears (LCL) Injury, Leg Length Inequality, Loose Body Removal (Knee), Medial Collateral Ligament Tears (MCL) Injury, Medial Patellar Femoral Ligament (MPFL) Injury, Meniscus Tears, Multi-Ligament Knee Injuries, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Osteochondral Defects, Osteochondral Lesions, Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee, Patellar Dislocations, Patellar Instability Stabilization, Pediatric ACL Reconstruction, Shoulder Dislocations, Shoulder Disorders, Shoulder Instability Stabilization Surgery, Shoulder Labral Tear, Sports Injuries, Superior Labrum Anterior and Posterior (SLAP) Lesions, Tear - Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), Tear - Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL), Tibial Spine/Eminence Fracture
Research Interests: ACL tears, Injuries in Young Athletes, Fractures, Multi-Ligament Knee Injuries, Patellar Dislocations and Instability, Meniscus Tears and Discoid Meniscus, Osteochondritis Dissecans, Arthroscopy, Fracture Care
Photo of Dr. Claire Elizabeth Shannon, M.D.

Shannon, Claire Elizabeth, M.D.

Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Achondroplasia, Amniotic Band Syndrome (ABS), Aneurysmal Bone Cyst, Arthrogryposis, Blount's Disease, Bow Legs, Clubfeet, Congenital Foot Disorders, Congenital Hand Anomalies, Flat Feet, Foot Deformities, Hip Conditions, Hip Dysplasia, Knock Knees, Leg Angular Deformity, Leg Length Inequality, Limb Salvage Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Osteoblastoma, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Osteoid Osteoma, Osteomyelitis, Pediatric Foot Care, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Perthes Disease, Polydactyly (extra fingers), Rickets, Skeletal Dysplasias, Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)
Photo of Dr. Paul David Sponseller, M.D.

Sponseller, Paul David, M.D.

Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Achondroplasia, Blount's Disease, Cerebral Palsy, Fractures, Hip Dislocations, Hip Dysplasia, Kyphosis, Leg Length Inequality, Marfan Syndrome, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Osteomyelitis, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Pediatric Spinal Deformity, Scoliosis, Skeletal Dysplasias, Spina Bifida, Spinal Fixation, Spinal Fusion, Spine and Spinal Deformities, Spondylolisthesis, Spondylosis
Research Interests: Marfan Syndrome, Pediatric Spinal Deformity, Bladder exstrophy, Pediatric skeletal trauma
Photo of Dr. John Edgar Tis, M.D.

Tis, John Edgar, M.D.

Expertise, Disease and Conditions: ACL Reconstruction, Ankle Arthroscopy, Arthroscopic Surgery, Cerebral Palsy, Elbow Arthroscopy, Hip Dislocations, Hip Dysplasia, Hip Impingement, Hip Labral Tears, Knee Joint Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, Labral Tears of the Hip, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Pediatric ACL Reconstruction, Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Injuries, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Pelvic Osteotomies, Scoliosis, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Shoulder Dislocations, Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE), Spondylolisthesis, Sports Injuries, Sports Medicine
Research Interests: Biomechanics, Sports medicine, Knee Ligament Injuries, Hip Dysplasia (dislocated hips), Shoulder Injuries and Dislocations, Osteochondritis Dessicans, Hip Arthroscopy
Photo of Dr. Ranjit Abraham Varghese, M.B.B.S.

Varghese, Ranjit Abraham, M.B.B.S.

Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Angular Deformity Legs, Arthrogryposis, Blount's Disease, Bone Fractures, Cerebral Palsy, Clubfeet, Congenital Foot Disorders, Foot Deformities, Genu Valgum, Genu Varum, Hip Dysplasia, Neuromuscular Disease, Orthopaedic Surgery, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Osteomyelitis, Pediatric Connective Tissue Disorders, Pediatric Foot Care, Perthes Disease, Polydactyly (extra fingers), Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE), Spasticity, Spina Bifida, Syndactyly-Webbed Fingers
Research Interests: Outcomes evaluation, Hip disorders, Cerebral palsy
Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Johns Hopkins Hospital
1800 Orleans St., Room 7359A
Baltimore, MD 21287-0010
Phone 410-955-3137
FAX 410-502-3944

Goals and Characteristics

In this program you will have the opportunity to learn:

  • Spinal instrumentation — anterior and posterior
  • SAI fixation of the pelvis
  • Growing rods
  • Percutaneous spondylolysis stabilization
  • Periacetabular (Ganz/Bernese)osteotomies
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Surgical hip dislocation
  • Physeal-sparing ACL reconstruction
  • Osteochondritis dissecans management
  • Simultaneous multilevel Surgery for CP
  • Crouch correction in CP
  • Pediatric trauma management (from A to Z)

There is ample opportunity to be involved in specific cases, as well as teaching and mentoring junior and senior residents in addition to medical students. The fellow will have his or her own clinic and will be able to operate on cases generated from that clinic after formulating a plan with the faculty. The fellow will also be able to experience pediatric call once oriented to the Children’s Center.

Each fellow is expected to carry out at least one clinical research project during the year. This should be determined and planned with an attending mentor in advance of arrival so that no delays occur.

Have questions about our pediatric orthopaedic fellowship? Please contact Beth Hall, Residency and Credentialing Coordinator, or our current fellow.

For more information on pediatric orthopaedic fellowships, visit Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA). We participate in the match through San Francisco Matching Program (SFMP), which also lists the process and timeline for applications.