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Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship

The Johns Hopkins Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship provides comprehensive training to prepare fellows for practicing shoulder and elbow surgery in a private practice or academic setting. We offer diverse experience in both clinical and surgical settings, with an opportunity to diagnose and treat a wide spectrum of pathology. A balanced, evidence-based, patient-centric, value-driven approach is emphasized. There are ample opportunities for clinical experience and research depending on your interests.

Duration: 12 months
Application deadline: October 15
Program start date: August 1
Number of fellows accepted: 2 fellows per year
Stipend: Commensurate with level of training, plus benefits
Location: The Johns Hopkins University and affiliated facilities
Apply: This fellowship participates in the ASES/SF Fellowship Match
More information

Interviews will be performed from Labor Day to December 13. Positions will be offered beginning mid-December. 

Fellowship Faculty

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McFarland, Edward George, M.D.

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Wayne H. Lewis Professor of Orthopaedic and Shoulder Surgery
Director, Division of Shoulder Surgery
 
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Srikumaran, Umasuthan, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Chair, Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Surgery at Howard County General Hospital
Director, Shoulder Fellowship
 
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Zikria, Bashir Ahmed, M.D.

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Team Physician: Varsity Football, Lacrosse, Wrestling Johns Hopkins University Athletics
 

Fellowship Details

Clinical Experience

Fellows are involved in clinic with the staff surgeons and have their own clinic half a day each week. The clinical experience involves exposure to clinical problems from the mundane to the complex.

Surgical Experience

The surgical experience includes the whole gamut of shoulder surgery from arthroscopic to open procedures. The surgical cases include shoulder instability, rotator cuff, arthritis and a myriad of other conditions. Primary and revision procedures are performed, including reverse prosthesis, tendon transfers and bone block procedures for instability. Fellows have the opportunity to evaluate patients preoperatively, contribute to their surgery and see them postoperatively.

Other Responsibilities

  • Fellows interact with students, non-operating residents from other programs and with orthopaedic residents.
  • Fellows should be interested in teaching in the clinic and the operating room.
  • Each fellow is required to perform one research project, which should be submitted prior to the end of the fellowship.
  • Involvement in other projects and publications is encouraged.
  • There is opportunity to be involved in covering athletic events if desired.
  • Fellows are encouraged to participate in outreach speaking engagements and in learning practical skills for practice, such as billing and documentation skills.
  • The fellowship also has a weekly didactic program on shoulder topics.

Current Fellows | Class of 2019

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Bansal, Ankit, M.D.

Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Anterior Shoulder Instability, Arthritis of the Shoulder, Bone Fractures, Elbow Injuries, Hip Fractures, Orthopaedic Shoulder Surgery, Orthopaedic Trauma, Orthopedic Surgery, Rotator Cuff Injuries, Shoulder Dislocations, Shoulder Fractures, Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Surgery, Sports Injuries, Sports Injuries to the Shoulder
 

It's a privilege to train at Johns Hopkins. This institution has the finest professionals in every aspect of health care - not just orthopaedics. It offers a diverse patient population and provides exposure to a wide range of pathologies. Aside from its renowned history, the people here have inspired me to take away as much as I can.

- Ankit Bansal, M.D.

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Huish, Eric Glen, D.O. Jr

Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Arthritis of the Shoulder, Orthopedic Surgery, Rotator Cuff Injuries, Shoulder Dislocations, Shoulder Disorders, Shoulder Fractures, Shoulder Surgery
 

I chose this fellowship because of the breadth of pathology, the clinical and academic resources and the team-based approach to patient care.

- Eric Huish, D.O.

Acknowledgements

The Johns Hopkins Shoulder Fellowship acknowledges OMeGA Medical Grants Association and the support of Zimmer Biomet, Depuy Synthes, and Stryker for its generous shoulder fellowship grant.

Contact

Division of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
The Johns Hopkins University
10700 Charter Drive, Suite 140
Columbia, MD 21044
Phone: 443-546-1553
Fax: 443-546-1551
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