The American Hip Institute & Orthopedic Specialists Research Foundation (AHIRF) is pleased to offer three (3) Hip Preservation Fellowship positions annually. This highly specialized fellowship prepares trainees for a focused niche practice in Hip Preservation. Fellows with academic interests benefit from the strong research program, based in a collaborative learning environment. The fellowship is ideally suited for trainees graduating from a prior sports medicine or adult reconstruction orthopedic fellowship, who wish to obtain further training in a secondary subspecialty program. However, application is also open to exceptional graduating orthopedic surgery residents.
The fellowship experience is 1 year, with 2 week orientation starting August 1 , and includes:
Surgical activity: High-volume privademic practice focusing on a variety of sports medicine hip conditions, from simple to complex, emphasizing surgical and rehabilitation approaches. Also, a full spectrum of hip reconstruction procedures will be taught to gain a unique, comprehensive clinical and surgical experience:
- Minimally-invasive Hip Arthroscopy using preoperative 3-D planning software and real-time intra-operative navigation
- Labral- repair, augmentation, circumferential reconstruction
- Ligamentum teres reconstruction
- Capsular-plication, reconstruction
- Management of hip impingement
- Endoscopic Preservation
- Trochanteric bursectomy, IT band release, Gluteus medius repair, Proximal hamstring repair
- Open Preservation and Reconstruction
- Surgical Hip Dislocation, Femoral Rotational Osteotomy, Peri-acetabular osteotomy, Full-thickness Gluteus Medius repair, Glute max transfer, Birmingham hip resurfacing (direct anterior, posterolateral), Total Hip arthroplasty (direct anterior, posterolateral, Makoplasty robotic-arm assisted surgery)
Regular cadaver lab training for all the above
Clinical activity: Full spectrum of hip pathology learning the essential skills for performing patient evaluations
- Mastery of physical examination techniques
- Analyzation of radiographic imaging; X-Ray, MRI (arthrogram / dGEMRIC), CT (3D reconstructions), and triple phase bone scan
- Hands-on training with ultrasound guided large joint injections (diagnostic and therapeutic)
- Substantial exposure to indications and use of Cutting-Edge Regenerative Medicine techniques (Bone Marrow derived Stem cell therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and viscosupplementation)
Research: the American Hip Institute & Orthopedic Specialists Research Foundation is a robust center producing, on average, >40 publications annually in major, peer-reviewed, academic journals.
- Hip Preservation Fellows with research interest will participate in clinical outcomes studies alongside the research team (interns, clinical research fellows) with the opportunity for publishing 5-10 papers annually.
- Fellows also attend conferences and symposiums, both nationally and internationally, to present their podiums and posters, as well as gain experience in IRB and grant writing techniques.
- Attending staff: Benjamin G. Domb MD, Ajay C. Lall, MD, MS
- Duration: 1 or 2 year(s)
- Stipend: up to $80,000 annually.
- To apply, please email a 1-page personal statement explaining career goals and interest in the AHIRF fellowship, CV, USMLE Step 1/2/3 scores or ECFMG Certification (if available), 3 letters of recommendation, and proof of completion of prior fellowships:
Dr Benjamin G. Domb: DrDomb@americanhipinstitute.org
Dr Ajay C. Lall: DrLall@americanhipinstitute.org