Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship 

Clinical Activity: Our orthopaedic department includes 5 fellowship trained adult reconstruction faculty that provide training in all areas of adult reconstruction.  The faculty have trained throughout the US (HSS, Rush, OrthoCarolina and Indiana) and have built a regional referral center for primary and complex revision arthroplasty patients. This includes partial knee replacement, total hip (anterior and posterior approach) and knee replacement including robotics, peri-acetabular osteotomy, and a complete range of revision surgeries.  Each fellow has flexibility in designing the year to include areas he/she is most interested in.  

Each fellow will also spend 1 ½ days a week at the Omaha VA Hospital without direct attending supervision and will be responsible for scheduling and performing cases independently as well as teaching UNMC orthopaedic residents.   

Fellowship Education: Every Tuesday morning at 6:00 am there is an adult hip and knee reconstruction educational conference. Conference topics follow an annual curriculum that covers a wide variety of topics and techniques. Educational conference is then followed by surgical indications conference where a variety of upcoming cases are presented with discussion of surgical planning and rationale. Conference is attended by all adult reconstruction faculty, PAs, and industry representatives. Total conference time is 1 hour in duration.  

Research: The department employs 3 full-time research associates and has an extensive data base of clinical outcomes collected over the past 30 years, as well as a state-of-the art Orthopaedic Biomechanics and Advanced Surgical Technologies Laboratory . This lab, under the direction of Hani Haider, PhD has completed more than 90 externally funded R&D and implant testing projects by more than 33 different industrial companies, federal government, other academic and private sources, from the USA, many European countries and Japan totaling over $10 million, produced more than 250 scientific publications and international conference presentations in orthopaedic technology research and has received 12 national and international awards. Each fellow will be expected to complete one adult reconstruction project over the course of the year that is worthy of presentation at a regional or national meeting or publication.   

Call Responsibility:  Each fellow will take general orthopaedic call at a local community (Level 3) hospital 1 night per week, and one weekend every other month without direct attending supervision. 

How to Apply

Our fellowship accepts one fellow per year. Applicants must have successfully completed an accredited orthopaedic residency prior to the fellowship year and be eligible for permanent licensure in Nebraska. 

You must apply through San Francisco Match Program, a third-party application service. The fellowship participates in the match set forth by the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS). Use of the Central Application Service (CAS) is mandatory for applicants and programs. The application form and all supporting documentation must be sumbitted by the deadline listed on the SF Match website. 

Our Fellowship Coordinator will contact candidates for interview. Interviews will be held on November 29, 2022 and December 07, 2022.

For additional information, please email Tina Young, Fellowship Coordinator, or call 402.559.0785.