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Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship

Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship

Doctors Hospital / UHZ Sports Medicine Institute

This program was founded by UHZ Sports Medicine Institute and currently operates within the Miami Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute and Doctors Hospital. The goal of the program is to provide a concentrated educational experience in the field of sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. A strong emphasis is placed on the broad spectrum of shoulder, elbow and knee disorders, as well as exposure to hip arthroscopy and sports related cases of the foot and ankle. Training will be at a sufficiently advanced level to acquire competence as a specialist in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. This is a one year program for individuals who have completed an orthopedic residency and who desire to be exposed to a broad based experience in the care and prevention of injuries to athletes. An unrestricted Florida State medical license and DEA certification is required.

Patient encounters include competitive athletes at all levels of participation including Miami-Dade County High Schools, NCAA Division I Florida International University (FlU). On a professional level, the NFL Miami Dolphins, Miami HEAT, the NHL Florida Panthers as well as Miami Open Tennis and Miami Marathon and Miami Half Marathon are encompassed within the practice.

The fellows will work hand-in-hand with fellowship- trained, board-certified sports medicine orthopedic surgeons, part of Miami Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute​, who share in the responsibility of care. In addition to the office and OR practice, the spectrum of care includes pre-season and post-season physicals, weekly clinics in the athletic training room and game coverage. Faculty also cover local high school and community events.

Application Requirements

The Doctors Hospital/UHZ Sports Medicine Institute Fellowship Program participates in the San Francisco Match program. The deadline for application is November 1. Further information regarding the application process can be obtained through their website http://www.sfmatch.org/.

Most of the important information will be included in the San Francisco Match application. In addition, candidates should provide the following information directly to our program coordinator prior to the November 1 deadline:

  • Four (4) letters of recommendation (if not transmitted via the San Francisco Match)
  • Applications should be received 19 months prior to the start of their fellowship and interviews are conducted in January, February or March of the ensuing year. A great deal of emphasis will be placed on the interviews. Each applicant will be interviewed by the full time faculty and have general sessions with each fellow currently participating in the program.


    The Fellows will work on a one-to-one basis with the attending staff and will be exposed to over 7OO cases during the training period, of which 75% are arthroscopic or arthroscopically assisted. All fellows are expected to participate in ongoing clinical or basic research projects. A half-day per week will be set aside for research. Research facilities include an arthroscopy lab with fresh cadaver specimens as well as animal, biomechanical and gait analysis laboratories.

    During the year, each fellow will evaluate patients with sports-related injuries in an acute setting, in the training room as well as on the field. The fellow also evaluates patients in the office to develop and carry out appropriate treatment plans. Surgical interventions emphasize arthroscopic and open ligamentous reconstruction and soft tissue repair of the shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle. The latest surgical techniques are utilized.

    Didactic sessions include weekly participation in the conference series, which are held every Tuesday and Friday and a monthly journal club. Emphasis is placed on current concepts and techniques in sports medicine, radiology and physical therapy. The fellows are expected to present at the Conference Series throughout the year.

    Teaching activities are encouraged with medical students, and allied health providers. We are also enriched by the presence of a foot and ankle specialist as well as an emergency medicine specialist who are both fellowship trained.

    Current Fellow

    John Haggart, M.D.

    David Porter, M.D.

    Program Director

    John W. Uribe, M.D.

    Program Coordinator

    Maria Claudia Corradine


    Is this program accredited?

    Yes, by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

    How many residents/fellows are accepted per year?


    Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute

    The Institute provides comprehensive orthopedic services using innovative technologies including minimally invasive treatments. Our pediatric orthopedic specialists and surgeons provide the full range of treatments and services for children, from fractures and sports-related injuries to scoliosis and other spinal problems and conditions such as cerebral palsy.

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