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Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship

Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery Fellowship

Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute

This program was founded by the Miami Ankle Foot International Alliance and currently operates within the Miami Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute at Doctors Hospital. The program offers a comprehensive exposure to a wide spectrum of foot and ankle conditions in a high volume clinical practice. Traditional and innovative techniques are taught covering the gamut of sports medicine/arthroscopy, reconstructive and trauma surgery. Fellows will rotate with both Thomas San Giovanni, M.D. and Christopher Hodgkins, M.D., attending surgeons who serve as foot and ankle consultants to several of South Floridas professional and collegiate sports teams. This program is for individuals who have completed an orthopedic residency and would like a comprehensive fellowship experience at a world-class orthopedic Institute.

Patient encounters include competitive athletes of all levels of participation, including Miami-Dade County High Schools, NCAA Division I Florida International University (FlU). On a professional level, specialty care for the NFL Miami Dolphins, NHL Florida Panthers Hockey, NBA Miami HEAT and Miami FC Soccer teams are encompassed within the practice.

Application Requirements

The 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

All applicants must be a graduate of a United States ACGME-accredited orthopaedic residency program, be board-eligible and qualify for an unrestricted Florida medical license. Visa applicants are not accepted at this time.

Applications should be received 19 months prior to the start of the 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 the fellows currently participating in the program. Applicants will be ranked and then submitted to the San Francisco Match, which will be in compliance with the recruitment and selection policies.

Curriculum summary

The Fellows will work on a one-to-one basis with the attending staff and will be exposed to over 600 cases during the training period. 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 cadaver specimens and local accessibility to the MARC Institutes surgical training center. These are unique features that can be utilized within the fellowship as well as vast opportunity and support for research studies.

The recommended foot and ankle topics and procedures, as outlined by the Fellowship Curriculum Task Force, are covered within the broad spectrum of a robust clinical practice. A combination of didactic lectures, reading/discussion and case presentations are used for this purpose. The fellow will use the practical application of this gained knowledge and apply it during the evaluation and treatment of patients in the clinic and operative room settings. Surgical skills and technique are developed throughout the year covering the gamut of procedures listed within the curriculum. Innovative techniques are developed as well as an understanding of how to approach complex conditions within the foot and ankle field of orthopedics surgery, particularly conditions without clear solutions and/or refinement of procedures commonly used but have room for improvement.

The program includes an academic affiliation with Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Fellow will participate in the musculoskeletal didactic curriculum for the medical students.

Curriculum Block Schedule

Day A.M. P.M.
Monday Clinic Research
F&A Indication Conference (once a month)
Tuesday Didactics (weekly)
Operating Room
Operating Room
Wednesday Clinic Clinic
Thursday Clinic Clinic
Friday M&M (once a quarter)
Operating Room
Operating Room
Saturday Off Off
Sunday Off Off

Program Director

Thomas San Giovanni, MD

Program Coordinator

Maria Claudia Corradine

Phone: (786) 308-2152

Fax: (786)533-9829

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