Orthopedic Fellowship Program

The Orthopedic Fellowship Program at The CORE Institute, under the direction of Jason Scalise, M.D., offers fellows exposure to the large volume and variety of orthopedic surgical problems. Clinical experience and academic research activities are offered in a rotating format throughout various clinic locations and supervising physicians.

Candidates for The CORE Institute Orthopedic Fellowship Program are expected to have completed a residency in Orthopedic Surgery in the United States. During the year-long program, fellows can expect to perform pre-operative consultations and participate actively in surgical procedures, as well as in the postoperative management of patients, in both hospital and outpatient settings.

Interested candidates may apply by sending their CV, including a personal statement, recent photo, and three letters of recommendation.

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Fellowship Program

Hip and Knee Reconstruction Fellowship

This 12 month appointment will include extensive experience with primary and revision arthroplasty of the hip and knee. The fellow will have exposure to several high volume fellowship-trained arthroplasty surgeons and will become adept at computer navigation techniques and minimally invasive exposures. In addition to extensive exposure to primary reconstruction, there will be exposure to complex tumor and limb-sparing prostheses, complex revisions for both the hip and knee, pelvic cages, and periacetabular osteotomy cases. It is expected that the fellow participate in at least one research project every six months and academic expectations include at least one publication in a peer-reviewed journal. The fellow will present cases and topics at grand rounds during the course of the year. This fellowship is designed to prepare the serious, motivated candidate for the efficiencies necessary for a successful private practice or the academic rigors of an academic practice. 

Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship

The Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship at The CORE Institute is designed to prepare the fellow for reconstruction of complex shoulder and elbow disorders. The fellow will work with several fellowship-trained and academically active surgeons. There will be training in arthroscopic surgery including rotator cuff repair and management of instability. There will be extensive training in shoulder arthroplasty, reverse shoulder arthroplasty and revision shoulder arthroplasty with several busy, internationally recognized shoulder and elbow surgeons. The elbow experience will involve post-traumatic reconstructions, radial head arthroplasty, and elective training in elbow arthroscopy and ligament reconstruction. The fellow will be expected to participate in a minimum of one clinical and one basic science research project appropriate for publication submission. 

NEW! Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microsurgical Fellowship 

The Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microsurgical 6 or 12-month Fellowship offers knowledge and training in the management of acute hand and upper extremity trauma, reconstructive upper extremity problems, congenital deformities, and all aspects of microsurgery including replantation, reconstructive surgery, free tissue transfers and microneuropathy. Fellows may choose three months of elective time to concentrate on a particular discipline or include shoulder surgery into their curriculum. Unique to this program, fellows have an opportunity to travel abroad and work with internationally-renowned hand and upper extremity surgeons in Brazil, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, or the Czech Republic. They will be exposed to various treatment methods and philosophies, as well as different patient populations and medical systems. This program’s ACGME accreditation is pending, but anticipates full accreditation by July 1, 2015.  These opportunities are open to graduates of ACGME-accredited residencies in orthopedic, plastic and general surgery. 

Spine/Pain Medicine Fellowship

The 12 month Interventional Spine/Pain Medicine Fellowship begins July of 2015. The fellow will work with four fellowship trained physiatrists currently practicing as part of a large, very busy, multidisciplinary orthopedic group in Phoenix, Arizona. The fellow will become proficient in all interventional spine procedures including lumbar/thoracic/cervical epidural steroid injections, facet joint injections, medial branch blocks and radiofrequency neurotomy (cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral), sympathetic blocks, peripheral joint injections, spinal cord stimulator trial lead placement, disc stimulation procedures, and kyphoplasty. Comprehensive training in medication management, fluoroscopic and ultrasound guided injections, and electrodiagnostics will be an integral part of the fellowship. Fellows will have the opportunity to do elective rotations in orthopedic spine surgery and neuroradiology. A host of research opportunities will be available, but not mandatory. Upon successful completion of the fellowship, fellows will be able to obtain board certification through the American Board of Pain Medicine. 

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