The goal of this fellowship is to provide a training program that will allow the fellow the skill and clinical acumen for diagnosis and appropriate treatment of complex Orthopaedic Trauma and Reconstructive patients, prepare him for a career in academic medicine, and provide exposure to clinical and / or basic science research opportunities that will allow him to contribute to the advancement of the field of Orthopaedic Traumatology.  The fellow will be given the opportunity to become proficient with managing the acute issues and definitive treatment of multi-trauma patients, severe peri-articular and soft tissue injuries.  As well, the fellow will become experienced with pelvic and acetabular surgery and the treatment of complications of Orthopaedic Trauma patients (e.g. nonunions, malunions, post-traumatic degenerative disease requiring fusion or arthroplasty, osteomyelitis treatment, etc.).  The fellow will be working with 3 fellowship trained Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons (Mark C. Reilly MD, Michael S. Sirkin MD, and Mark Adams, MD).

To ensure clinical proficiency, the fellow will have the opportunity to evaluate patients in the emergency room, clinic, and office settings.  The fellow will be involved with the direct work-up and treatment planning of the patients.  All surgical procedures will be performed with the fellow acting as the primary surgeon.  Surgical options and pre-operative planning will be discussed with the three full-time Orthopaedic Traumatology attendings.  The fellow will function as primary attending under the supervision of the three full-time Orthopaedic Traumatology attendings.  As well, the fellow will be expected to produce at least 2 projects that are of the quality necessary for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.  The fellow will spend 20% of his time (1 day / week) conducting clinical and / or laboratory research and conducting educational activities.

Weekly journal club and didactic sessions will allow for a broadened basic science and Orthopaedic Trauma literature knowledge base.  The fellow will also be responsible for teaching residents and medical students rotating on the Orthopaedic Trauma service to develop teaching skills necessary for an academic career.  The fellow will also participate in clinical and basic science research in conjunction with the four full-time orthopedic basic scientists and attendings.

We are participants in the San Francisco Matching Program sponsored by the Orthopaedic Trauma Association ( San Francisco Match ) and for further information, please contact:

Monique A. Smith
Program Support Coordinator
Rutgers University – Newark Campus
New Jersey Medical School
Department of Orthopedics
Phone: 973-972-3860
Fax: 973-972-9367