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Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship

About the Fellowship

This fellowship provides a broad exposure to the management of multiply-injured patients, mixed with the management of the orthopaedic infections and nonunions. The fellow will be an integral member of the orthopaedic trauma team by being involved in resident teaching, conferences, clinical evaluation and surgical treatment. The program is based at the only Level I trauma center in San Diego County.

Special areas of interest include complex periarticular fractures, pelvic and acetabular fractures, and nonunions. A dedicated orthopaedic trauma room is available 5 days a week, thereby increasing the cases that are done during the day.

Research opportunities include basic science, clinical and biomechanics. There is a weekly orthopaedic trauma conference, a biweekly trauma conference with general surgery, monthly dedicated trauma Grand Rounds, and opportunity to attend national meetings.

COVID-19 Mandate:

UC San Diego and San Diego County Health policies mandate that all healthcare workers be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations or have an exemption for medical or religious reasons (subject to review and approval).  In addition, UCSD's major affiliates have similar expectations.  Those health care workers who are out of compliance may not participate in direct patient care. 

Application Requirements

This fellowship participates in the SF Match program.

All applicants must have completed an accredited residency program in orthopaedic surgery.  Fellows must be board-qualified or board-certified and have a California Medical License and California Fluoroscopy License prior to commencement of the fellowship. 

  • Deadline: Nov 1
  • Interview Dates: March 2023

Contact Information

Sandra Gutierrez
Program Coordinator
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
UC San Diego Medical Center
200 West Arbor Drive, Mail Code 8894
San Diego, CA 92103-8894
Phone: 619-543-2539
Fax: 619-543-2540

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.