Fellowship Programs

In addition to its role as a leader in the field of orthopedic care, Florida Orthopaedic Institute offers leadership in orthopedic education by offering fellowship training in a variety of orthopedic subspecialties.

Adult Orthopaedic Reconsruction & Arthritis Surgery Fellowship

Florida Orthopaedic Institute’s fellowship prepares fellows for an orthopedic surgery career with a subspecialty in the management of simple and complex arthritic deformities of the hip and knee. The fellowship focuses on learning management options and surgical techniques for even the most difficult reconstructions, which include:

  • Minimally invasive and computer-assisted joint replacements and revision arthroplasty
  • Alternative procedures such as osteotomies, arthrodesis and arthroscopic debridements

Additionally, fellows will assist in the management of patients in an academically oriented private practice.

Academic Program Facilitators

  • Instructor: Kenneth Gustke, M.D.
  • Instructor: Thomas Bernasek, M.D.
  • Instructor: Steven Lyons, M.D.
  • Coordinator: Dawne Philip, email: dphilip@floridaortho.com

Duration: 1 Year (August 1 to July 31)

Number Of Fellows: 3 Fellows per year

Requirements and Expectations

Stipends, Vacations and Benefits

  • Each fellow is paid at the relevant PGY 6level, which is approximately $56,000 per year. Additionally, health care coverage and malpractice insurance is included.
  • Each fellow is awarded four weeks of vacation per year. Travel and accommodation expenses are paid for two meetings per year, one of which is the annual meeting.

Application Requirements:

All applicants must be board eligible and must have completed an accredited Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program. 

The following application materials must be submitted:

  • Foot and ankle application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Picture

Submit application to:

Kenneth Gustke, M.D.
Attention: Dawne Philips
Florida Orthopaedic Institute
13020 North Telecom Parkway
Temple Terrace, FL 33637

For any questions regarding your application may be addressed to Dawne Philip at 813-253-2068 or dphilip@floridaortho.com

Deadline

None

Fellow applicants are selected for interview as listed under our criteria for selection of fellows. Completed applications will be reviewed and applicants selected for interview will be notified by email or phone. Interviews for the 2016 positions will be held early in 2015.

We participate in the National Resident Matching Program. Rank list submission deadline is generally the first Wednesday in May. Match Day is generally the third Wednesday in May. To register, contact the NRMP at (866) 617-5834 or visit their website NRMP.  Our Program number is 10230654.

Criteria for Selection of Fellows  

Fellows are selected for interview on the basis of preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, and performance during residency training, communication skills and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity.

About Tampa Bay

The Tampa Bay Area is a vital hub to Florida and the U.S. The region is the second most populous metropolitan area and is the second largest economy in the state. As of 2010, employment is estimated at 1.6 million workers within the region, which is lower than years past due to the effects of the national recession. The region commanded $118 million in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2010, roughly 17% of Florida’s total GDP and 1% of the entire national GDP. The United States Central Command and the United States Special Operations Command are located at MacDill Air Force Base in Hillsborough County.

Where to Stay

We recommend visiting: Visit Tampa Bay

 

Clinical Spine Fellowship

Fellowship Instructors:

  • Instructor: John Small, M.D.
  • Instructor: Marc Weinstein, M.D.
  • Instructor: James Billy, M.D.

Duration: 1 Year (August 1 to July 31)

Number Of Fellows: 1 per year

The Center of Spinal Disorders at Florida Orthopaedic Institute is comprised of four highly trained surgeons, one PMR, one Interventional Spine, and one Pain Management. Excellence in quality of patient care, education, and research in the advanced techniques of motion preservation are the goals.

The Fellow will be exposed to a high volume of spinal pathology, including cervical, thoracic, and lumbar procedures. Emphasis for the Fellow will include evaluating degenerative, deformity, scoliosis and trauma cases, treatment, and rehabilitation. This education will include extensive hands-on experience in surgery. Opportunities for surgical interaction include minimally invasive spine procedures, kyphoplasty, adult and pediatric deformity correction, and motion preservation and total disc replacement. Research opportunities are abundant and emphasis is on preservation of motion in the spine. The Fellow will have the opportunity to participate in multiple practice settings with a comprehensive fulfilling education.

Requirements and Expectations

Please send a letter of interest and CV to:

Deborah Warren, RN, CCRC
Florida Orthopaedic Institute
13020 Telecom Parkway North
Temple Terrace, Florida 33637
E-mail: deborah.warren@foreonline.org

 

Foot & Ankle Fellowship

Florida Orthopaedic Institute’s fellowship offers a comprehensive approach to foot and ankle surgery. The program covers all foot and ankle disorders, with emphasis on adult reconstruction, trauma and posttraumatic complications.

Fellows will be exposed to:

  • Acute trauma to the foot and ankle
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • The diabetic foot
  • Fusions and osteotomies

In addition, fellows will participate in both the DePuy Agility and STAR total ankle arthroplasties.

Academic Program Facilitators

  • Fellowship Director: Arthur K. Walling, M.D.
  • Faculty: Roy W. Sanders, M.D.
  • Faculty: Michael Clare, M.D.
  • Coordinator: Dawne Philip, email: dphilip@floridaortho.com

Duration: 1 Year (August 1 to July 31)

Number Of Fellows: 2 Fellows per year

Rotations: 6 months with each physician

Requirements and Expectations

  • Attend weekly conferences and lectures: Attending, fellows, residents
  • Monthly journal clubs
  • Participate in anatomy dissection
  • By end of year, complete at least one publishable research project

Stipends, Vacations and Benefits

  • Each fellow is paid at the relevant PGY 6level, which is approximately $55,000 per year. Additionally, health care coverage and malpractice insurance is included.
  • Each fellow is awarded four weeks of vacation per year. Travel and accommodation expenses are paid for two meetings per year, one of which is the AOFAS annual meeting.

Application Requirements:

All applicants must be board eligible and must have completed an accredited Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program. 

The following application materials must be submitted:

  • Foot and ankle application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Picture

Submit application to:

Arthur K. Walling, M.D.
Attention: Dawne Philip
Florida Orthopaedic Institute
13020 North Telecom Parkway
Temple Terrace, FL 33637

For any questions regarding your application may be addressed to Dawne Philip at 813-253-2068 or dphilip@floridaortho.com

Deadline

March  9, 2015

Fellow applicants are selected for interview as listed under our criteria for selection of fellows. Completed applications will be reviewed and applicants selected for interview will be notified by email or phone. Interviews for the 2016 positions will be held early in 2015.

We participate in the National Resident Matching Program. Rank list submission deadline is generally the first Wednesday in May. Match Day is generally the third Wednesday in May. To register, contact the NRMP at (866) 617-5834 or visit their website NRMP.  Our Program number is 10230654.

Criteria for Selection of Fellows  

Fellows are selected for interview on the basis of preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, and performance during residency training, communication skills and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity.

About Tampa Bay

The Tampa Bay Area is a vital hub to Florida and the U.S. The region is the second most populous metropolitan area and is the second largest economy in the state. As of 2010, employment is estimated at 1.6 million workers within the region, which is lower than years past due to the effects of the national recession. The region commanded $118 million in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2010, roughly 17% of Florida’s total GDP and 1% of the entire national GDP. The United States Central Command and the United States Special Operations Command are located at MacDill Air Force Base in Hillsborough County.

Where to Stay

We recommend visiting: Visit Tampa Bay

 

Hand Fellowship

Florida Orthopaedic Institute offers upper extremity surgery education and training to board eligible orthopedic surgeons. Training is provided in all aspects of hand and upper extremity surgery including:

  • Trauma
  • Congenital
  • Arthritis
  • Traumatic reconstructions

Additionally, fellows gain experience in micro vascular reconstruction including free tissue transfers and replantations, brachial plexus surgery and all aspects of the shoulder and elbow.

Our fellowship program is a one-on-one apprenticeship with close supervision and interaction with fellowship trained attending staff. Fellows are the primary assistants to the attending staff during surgery and assist in supervising University of South Florida residents on rotation. The broad clinical experience is facilitated by close relationships with three primary institutions: Tampa General Hospital a level 1 trauma center which services Florida’s west coast, Shriners Hospitals for Children of Tampa servicing inpatients under the age of 18 and Florida Orthopaedic Institute Surgery Center a state of the art facility housed on Florida Orthopaedic Institute’s main campus exclusively serving outpatients and surgeons. Also housed on the campus is the Foundation for Orthopeadic Research and Education. Fellows will benefit from access to a biomechanical research laboratory for testing of materials, a surgical skills laboratory for training on the latest surgical techniques using cadaveric specimens and a fully staffed team of research coordinators.

This fellowship is Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education accredited for two positions and participates in the National Resident Matching Program.

Academic Program Facilitators

  • Program Director: Alfred Hess, M.D.
  • Designated Institutional Official: Roy W. Sanders, M.D.
  • Faculty: Jeffrey Stone, M.D.
  • Faculty: Michael Garcia, M.D.
  • Coordinator: Nikki Rives, email: nrives@floridaortho.com

Duration: 1 Year (August 1 to July 31)

Number Of Fellows: 2 Fellows per year

Requirements and Expectations

  • Attend weekly conferences and lectures: Attending, fellows, residents
  • Monthly journal clubs
  • Two research projects during the year on a subject related to the hand and/or upper extremity suitable for publication in a major journal

Stipends, Vacations and Benefits

  • Each fellow is paid at the relevant PGY 6level, which is approximately $50,000 per year. Additionally, health care coverage and malpractice insurance is included.
  • Each fellow is awarded four weeks of vacation per year. Travel and accommodation expenses are paid for two meetings per year, one of which is the ASSH annual meeting.

Application Requirements:

Prerequisite education must be completed in a general surgery, orthopedic surgery or plastic surgery program that should be accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, American Osteopathic Association or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

The following application materials must be submitted:

  • Universal Hand Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of Licensure(s)
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Proof of Citizenship (or Visa)
  • Personal Statement
  • Picture

Submit application to:

Alfred Hess, M.D.
Attention: Nikki Rives
Florida Orthopaedic Institute
13020 North Telecom Parkway
Temple Terrace, FL 33637

For any questions regarding your application may be addressed to Nikki Rives at 813-978-9700 extension 7287 or nrives@floridaortho.com.

Deadline

December 31

Fellow applicants are selected for interview as listed under our criteria for selection of fellows. Completed applications will be reviewed and applicants selected for interview will be notified by email or phone. Interviews are usually scheduled February or March.

We participate in the National Resident Matching Program. Rank list submission deadline is generally the first Wednesday in May. Match Day is generally the third Wednesday in May. To register, contact the NRMP at (866) 617-5834 or visit their website NRMP.  Our Program number is 10230654.

Criteria for Selection of Fellows  

Fellows are selected for interview on the basis of preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, and performance during residency training, communication skills and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity.

About Tampa Bay

The Tampa Bay Area is a vital hub to Florida and the U.S. The region is the second most populous metropolitan area and is the second largest economy in the state. As of 2010, employment is estimated at 1.6 million workers within the region, which is lower than years past due to the effects of the national recession. The region commanded $118 million in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2010, roughly 17% of Florida’s total GDP and 1% of the entire national GDP. The United States Central Command and the United States Special Operations Command are located at MacDill Air Force Base in Hillsborough County.

Where to Stay

We recommend visiting: Visit Tampa Bay

 

Shoulder & Elbow Fellowship

Florida Orthopaedic Institute’s fellowship provides exposure in areas of reconstructive shoulder and elbow problems, such as rotator cuff arthritis, fractures and neuromuscular diseases. Additionally, our fellowship provides extensive training in arthroscopic procedures and balanced experiences in open and arthroscopic surgeries. Fellows gain experience in operative and non-operative treatment of the shoulder and elbow.

Academic Program Facilitators

  • Fellowship Director: Mark A. Frankle, M.D.
  • Co-Director: Mark A. Mighell, M.D.
  • Coordinator: Dawne Philip, email: dphilip@floridaortho.com

Duration: 1 year (August 1 to July 31)

Number Of Fellows: 3 fellows per year

Requirements and Expectations

  • Complete at least one clinical and one biomechanical research project
  • Biweekly lectures and conferences
  • Weekly MRI conferences
  • Monthly journal clubs
  • Required to take general orthopaedic call at a community hospital 3 to 4 days per month

Stipends, Vacations and Benefits

  • Each fellow is paid at the relevant PGY 6level, which is approximately $50,000 per year. Additionally, health care coverage and malpractice insurance is included.
  • Each fellow is awarded four weeks of vacation per year.
  • Each fellow is able to attend Dr. Frankle's course, Current Solutions in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. This course is held in Tampa, Florida.

Application Requirements:

All applicants must be board eligible and must have completed an accredited Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program.

The following application materials must be submitted

  • Univeral Shoulder application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Proof of Citzenship (or Visa)
  • Personal Statement
  • Picture

Submit application to:

Mark Frankle, M.D.
Attention: Dawne Philip
Florida Orthopaedic Institute
13020 North Telecom Parkway
Temple Terrace, FL 33637

For any questions regarding your application may be addressed to Dawne Philip at 813-253-2068 or dphilip@floridaortho.com

Deadline

September 29, 2014

Fellow applicants are selected for interview as listed under our criteria for selection of fellows. Completed applications will be reviewed and applicants selected for interview will be notified by email or phone. Interviews for the 2016 positions will be held early in September and continue to November 17, 2014.

We participate in the National Resident Matching Program. Rank list submission deadline is November 25, 2014. Match Day is December 2, 2014.

Criteria for Selection of Fellows  

Fellows are selected for interview on the basis of preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, and performance during residency training, communication skills and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity.

About Tampa Bay

The Tampa Bay Area is a vital hub to Florida and the U.S. The region is the second most populous metropolitan area and is the second largest economy in the state. As of 2010, employment is estimated at 1.6 million workers within the region, which is lower than years past due to the effects of the national recession. The region commanded $118 million in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2010, roughly 17% of Florida’s total GDP and 1% of the entire national GDP. The United States Central Command and the United States Special Operations Command are located at MacDill Air Force Base in Hillsborough County.

Where to Stay

We recommend visiting: Visit Tampa Bay

 

Trauma Fellowship Program

Florida Orthopaedic Institute’s fellowship program, in conjunctions with Tampa General Hospital's Trauma fellowship program, offers clinical and research material for the development of a career in academic orthopaedic traumatology. The program focuses on the multidisciplinary care of the polytraumatized patient and offers the successful applicant exposure to both adult and pediatric acute and reconstructive trauma training. The foundation of the fellowship focuses on:

  • Pelvic/acetabular
  • Complex periarticular
  • Malunion
  • Nonunion cases stressing the importance of soft-tissue reconstruction and total patient care

Trauma fellows play an integral role in the daily function of the Orthopaedic Trauma Service. They work in concert with the faculty and residents to develop the confidence to independently manage perioperative issues related to the orthopaedic trauma patient.

Academic Program Facilitators

  • Fellowship Director: Claude Sagi, M.D.
  • Faculty: Anthony Infante, M.D.
  • Faculty: David Watson, M.D.
  • Faculty: Anjan Shah, M.D.
  • Faculty: Roy Sanders, M.D.
  • Coordinator: Dawne Philip, email: dphilip@floridaortho.com

Duration: 2016 / 2017

Number Of Fellows: 3 Fellows per year

Requirements and Expectations

  • Attend weekly conferences and lectures: Attending, fellows, residents
  • Monthly journal clubs
  • Monthly M/M rounds
  • Research meetings
  • By end of year, complete at least one publishable research project to be presented at the OTA Annual Meeting

Stipends, Vacations and Benefits

  • Each fellow is paid at the relevant PGY 6level, which is approximately $60,000 per year. Additionally, health care coverage and malpractice insurance is included.
  • Each fellow is awarded four weeks of vacation per year. Travel and accommodation expenses are paid for two meetings per year, one of which is the OTA annual meeting.

Application Requirements:

All applicants must be board eligible and must have completed an accredited Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program. 

The following application materials must be submitted:

  • Trauma application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Picture

Submit application to:

H. Claude Sagi, M.D.
Attention: Dawne Philip
Florida Orthopaedic Institute
13020 North Telecom Parkway
Temple Terrace, FL 33637

For any questions regarding your application may be addressed to Dawne Philip at 813-253-2068 or dphilip@floridaortho.com

Deadline

October 31, 2014

Fellow applicants are selected for interview as listed under our criteria for selection of fellows. Completed applications will be reviewed and applicants selected for interview will be notified by email or phone. Interviews for the 2016 positions will begin December 2014 and continue through early February 2015.

We participate in the National Resident Matching Program. Rank list submission deadline is generally the first Wednesday in May. Match Day is generally the third Wednesday in May. To register, contact the NRMP at (866) 617-5834 or visit their website NRMP.  Our Program number is 10230654.

Criteria for Selection of Fellows  

Fellows are selected for interview on the basis of preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, and performance during residency training, communication skills and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity.

About Tampa Bay

The Tampa Bay Area is a vital hub to Florida and the U.S. The region is the second most populous metropolitan area and is the second largest economy in the state. As of 2010, employment is estimated at 1.6 million workers within the region, which is lower than years past due to the effects of the national recession. The region commanded $118 million in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2010, roughly 17% of Florida’s total GDP and 1% of the entire national GDP. The United States Central Command and the United States Special Operations Command are located at MacDill Air Force Base in Hillsborough County.

Where to Stay

We recommend visiting: Visit Tampa Bay