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Shoulder Clinical Observership and Research Fellowship

Duration: 12 months (August 1 to August 1)
Location: The Johns Hopkins University and affiliated facilities
Specialties: Shoulder, sports medicine, shoulder arthroplasty
Language: English

  • Duration is long term (more than three months)
  • Accreditation not offered
  • Attendance certificate awarded by the Johns Hopkins Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • No financial support provided
  • Housing not provided, and low-cost housing is not available
  • No exams required
  • No special licenses required
  • Johns Hopkins will assist in obtaining visa


Photo of Dr. Edward George McFarland, M.D.

McFarland, Edward George, M.D.

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Wayne H. Lewis Professor of Orthopaedic and Shoulder Surgery
Director, Division of Shoulder Surgery
Research Interests: Sports shoulder injuries, Shoulder replacement surgery, primary and revision surgery, Examination of the shoulder, Epidemiology of shoulder injuries, Injuries to athlete elbow
Photo of Dr. Umasuthan Srikumaran, M.D.

Srikumaran, Umasuthan, M.D.

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Chair, Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Surgery at Howard County General Hospital
Director, Shoulder Fellowship
Research Interests: Disorders of the shoulder, clinical outcomes, value analysis research


Division of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
The Johns Hopkins University
10753 Falls Road
Suite 215
Lutherville, MD 21093
Phone: 410-583-2850
Fax: 410-583-2855

Goals and Characteristics

This is a one-year research position that involves observation and clinical research. The applicant would spend the year observing clinic, surgery and conferences. Every researcher is expected to write several papers for publication. Some research projects can involve basic science, including dissections and cell biology.

This fellowship exposes you to a wide variety of shoulder conditions and shoulder procedures — open and arthroscopic. A wide variety of shoulder problems, including rotator cuff disease, arthroplasty, SLAP lesions and other soft tissue problems are encountered.

There is a weekly didactic conference on shoulder conditions, including a journal club and review of commonly used textbooks.

A second year in the laboratory is available for qualified applicants.

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