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Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship
R. Michael Meneghini, M.D., Fellowship Director 

  Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Indiana University School of Medicine 

For more information:317-278-5835 or email Tina Lee (tinlee@iu.edu)

Participating Faculty:  
R. Michael Meneghini, M.D.,  Andrew Parr, M.D.,
William M. Capello, M.D., Phillip Ireland, M.D., Stephen Trippel, M.D.

Indiana University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and its affiliated hospitals are pleased to support a one-year fellowship in adult reconstructive hip and knee surgery.  The fellowship continues to enjoy the participation and support of its founder, Dr. Bill Capello, who is a world-renowned surgeon and past president of the prestigious Hip Society.


Scope:  The Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship is well rounded and encompasses nearly all aspects of lower extremity adult reconstruction including primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty (total joint replacement). The experience also includes unicompartmental knee arthroplasty, minimally invasive surgical techniques, a variety of anterior and posterior-based hip surgical approaches, as well as computer assisted surgical techniques.  A particular emphasis is place on complex revision hip and knee reconstruction, including the surgical treatment of peri-prosthetic infection.  The fellow also has the opportunity for exposure to hip preservation surgical techniques and procedures if desired.


Responsibilities:  The Fellow’s responsibilities include inpatient and outpatient musculoskeletal care of the patient, with an emphasis on evidence-based decision-making.  Learning is through didactic lectures, case presentations, critical review of peer-reviewed journals, weekly indications conferences and an extensive surgical and office experience with the various faculty surgeons.  The opportunity for clinical and basic science research is offered and encouraged during the fellowship.


Instruction:  The Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellow rotates a total of six months each with Dr. R. Michael Meneghini at IU Health Saxony and IU Health West Hospitals and at Indiana University (University and Methodist) and Eskenazi Hospitals with Dr. J. Andrew Parr.  The fellow is under either Dr. Meneghini or Dr. Parr’s supervision during the entire fellowship year.


Program:  Affiliated teaching hospitals are IU Health Methodist, IU Health North Hospital, IU Health West and IU Health Saxony Hospital and IU Health University Hospital.  The Fellowship is well rounded and encompasses nearly all aspects of lower extremity adult reconstruction including primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty.  The fellow will have exposure to primary hip and knee arthroplasty minimally invasive surgical techniques, computer navigation, unicompartmental knee arthroplasty, surgical treatment of hip and knee arthroplasty periprosthetic infection, surgical treatment of periprosthetic fractures and complex revision hip and knee arthroplasty.  The fellowship currently receives external funding from an educational grant from OREF (Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation: www.oref.org).  Requirements for the fellowship include completion of an accredited residency and obtaining licensure in the state of Indiana.


SF MATCH:  All Fellowship match applicants must apply for open positions exclusively through the San Francisco Match.  The Adult and reconstructive hip and knee fellowship match is sponsored by the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), the Hip Society (HS) and the Knee Society (KS)  Registration and the match is administered by the San Francisco Matching Program (SF Match).  It is designed to be a transparent, unbiased process in which applicants and programs are matched.  The Match takes place in April a year prior to active start date and after the application and interview process has ended and confidential rank lists are sent to the SF Match.  To register for the SF Match, go to the website www.sfmatch.org and click on the “Login/Register” button.  Requirements for the SF Match are completion of an Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program. Fees - $100 non-refundable registration fee and additional fees for applications you request be sent to the programs and that cost varies with number of applications.  You can find more information regarding fees on the SF Match website.


GME:  The Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) provides administrative services for all GME residency and fellowship programs of Indiana University School of Medicine.  It also serves as the human resources office for residents and fellows, delivering services in payroll, health and dental insurance, disability, and life insurance, liability insurance, federal and state taxes, parking, loan deferments, verification of appointment and training and other GME support services.   GME offers mandatory online orientation and training programs.  The Med Hub system is used as an integrated web-based suite of modules which was developed to improve communication, information workflow, and reporting for physician training. 


Responsibilities:  Responsibilities include inpatient and outpatient musculoskeletal care of the patient, with emphasis on evidence-based decision-making. Learning is through didactic lectures, case presentations, critical review of peer-reviewed journals, weekly indications conferences, and extensive surgical and office experience.  The opportunity for clinical and basic science research is offered and encouraged.


Conferences and Meetings:  The fellow is also encouraged and allowed to attend the annual American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons meeting held in Dallas, Texas each year, as well as other educational courses focused on hip and knee reconstruction.  There are weekly conferences to attend in addition to the Garceau Wray Lectureship, which represents the education conference at the time of resident and fellow graduation.  The fellow is required to present a research project complete with data analysis and conclusion, of high quality methodology and content with subsequent submission to a peer-reviewed journal for publication.

 
 
 
 

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