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


  • Edward George McFarland, M.D.

    • Wayne H. Lewis Professor of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
    • Director, Division of Shoulder Surgery
    • Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Research Interests: Shoulder replacement surgery, primary and revision surgery, sports shoulder injuries, Examination of the shoulder and elbow, Epidemiology of shoulder injuries, Injuries to athlete elbow

  • Uma Srikumaran, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H.

    • Chair, Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Surgery at Johns Hopkins Howard County Medical Center
    • Director, Shoulder Fellowship
    • Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

    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.