Fellowship Program

Fellowships with The CORE Institute are for the highly qualified, dedicated and motivated candidate with academic or elite private practice aspirations. There may be long-term employment opportunities at The CORE Institute for exceptional Fellows. Interested candidates should provide their CV, including a personal statement, recent photo, and at minimum two letters of recommendation (one from program chair). 

Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microsurgical Fellowship 

The 12-month Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microsurgical Fellowship Program at Banner University Medical Center Phoenix 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. Currently, this program’s ACGME accreditation is pending.  We are currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 academic year.  In addition, February 15, 2016 is the application deadline for the 2017-2018 academic year.  These opportunities are open to graduates of ACGME-accredited residencies in orthopedic, plastic and general surgery.

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. 

The CORE Institute Physician Assistant Surgical Fellowship

The CORE Institute Physician Assistant Surgical Fellowship is a comprehensive 12-month program to provide experience in all aspects of orthopedic surgery under the supervision under fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons, residents, fellows and experienced physician assistants. The fellowship is designed to provide didactic education in concordance with the Banner University surgical residents and The CORE Institute Surgical Fellowship. Education will be provided in a clinical and surgical to cover pre-operative, intra-operative, post-operative and conservative management of orthopedic patients. This fellowship is targeted toward both new graduates and practicing physician assistants looking to change specialties to increase knowledge and experience in the delivery of evidence-based high quality orthopedic care. The CORE Institute offers exposure to: Hip, Knee, shoulder, ankle, joint replacement, sports medicine, fracture management, orthopedic traumatology, hand, wrist, complex articular cartilage restoration, musculoskeletal oncology, spine, foot & ankle reconstruction and pain management.

Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Fellowship

The 12-month Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Fellowship Program at The CORE Institute offers an emphasis on all the operative, clinical, and business aspects of foot and ankle surgery. The fellow will work with several fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeons. Our fellowship offers training in primary and revision total ankle arthroplasty, advanced forefoot and hindfoot reconstruction, trauma, arthroscopy, external fixation, and charcot reconstruction. The fellow will also be exposed to the day-to-day operations of one of the most dynamic orthopedic practices in the US. Enhanced clinical decision making and academics will play an important role in the fellow’s education. A large variety of research opportunities will be available, with two mandatory publications. This fellowship is designed to further enhance one’s exposure to the highest tier of foot and ankle surgery.

Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship

The CORE Institute Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship currently has an open position for the 2015-16 academic year, beginning in August 2015. The CORE Institute Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship currently has an open position for the 2015-16 academic year, beginning in August 2015. The Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship 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 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. 

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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