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American Hip Institute
American Hip Institute Research Foundation (AHIRF)
Fellowship Education
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Dr. Thomas Byrd graced the American Hip Institute as Guest of Honor at our fellowship alumni reunion at the AAOS in New Orleans. Brilliant colleagues, and great friends.
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Drs Benjamin Domb, Ajay Lall, David Maldonado in Madrid, Spain at the 2019 International Society for Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA) annual meeting, serving as faculty among world leaders in Hip Preservation
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AHIRF fellowship alumni leading faculty at Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) hip preservation course at the Orthopedic Learning Center (OLC) in Chicago, IL

American Hip Institute Research Foundation (AHIRF)- Clinical Research Fellowship

Drs. Benjamin Domb and Ajay C. Lall at the American Hip Institute (Chicago, IL) invites M4/R candidates to apply for a stipend-funded 1-2 year clinical research fellowship.

This is a great opportunity for highly motivated students pursuing an Orthopedic surgery career. This position offers training in clinical research and collaboration with interns, surgical fellows, and attending mentors in the field of orthopedic surgery. Fellows work closely with 8-10 team members in the pursuit of sports medicine, hip preservation, and hip reconstruction related research projects. Clinical research fellows should expect a minimum of 10-15 manuscript publications / abstracts / posters / book chapters by end of each year.


  • Planned career in Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Ability to work well with research team members
  • Proven history of interest in research
  • Strong academic record

Description of Program:

  • 1-2 years
  • Research Focus:
    • Minimally-invasive techniques for: treatment of labral tears, FAI, subspine and ischiofemoral impingement, dysplasia, and microinstability.
    • Peri-acetabular osteotomy
    • Birmingham hip resurfacing (direct anterior, posterolateral)
    • Hip arthroplasty (direct anterior, posterolateral, Mako Smart-Robotic assisted surgery).
    • Participation in weekly research meetings, journal clubs, symposiums and professional society meetings both nationally and internationally.
    • Demonstrate proficiency in clinical research including study design, IRB compliance, informed consent, data collection, data analysis, statistics, oral presentation, manuscript preparation, and book chapter/textbook writing.
    • Multiple Podium and Poster presentation opportunities
    • Manuscript publication minimums in peer-reviewed journals
    • Unlimited opportunity to observe orthopaedic clinics / operating rooms
    • Participation in cadaver labs with surgical fellows on a monthly basis
    • Fellows will work under direction of Benjamin G. Domb, MD and Ajay C. Lall, MD, MS.

Goals of the program:

  • High level of expectation to match into top choice Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, with help during the match process from Drs. Domb and Lall.
  • Investigate biomechanical and clinical aspects of the disease processes affecting the hip joint
  • Fellow should expect a minimum of 10-15 manuscript publications / abstracts / posters / book chapters by end of year

Interested Candidates:

  • To apply, please email your CV, three letters of recommendation, USMLE scores (I and II, if available), and a brief letter of interest to:

Dr Benjamin G. Domb:

Dr Ajay C. Lall:

American Hip Institute Research Foundation (AHIRF) - Hip Preservation Fellowship

The American Hip Institute Research Foundation (AHIRF) is pleased to offer four (4) 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 52 weeks in duration, beginning August 1st, and includes:

Surgical activity: High-volume privademic practice focusing on a variety of sports medicine and hip conditions, from simple to complex, emphasizing surgical and rehabilitation approaches. In addition to more common sports medicine and hip preservation/reconstruction procedures, fellows will gain unique clinical and surgical experience with:

  • Minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques for treatment of labral and ligamentum teres tears, femoroacetabular, subspine and ischiofemoral impingement (utilizing 3D planning & intra-operative navigation), and hip microinstability due to dysplasia / generalized ligamentous laxity
  • Peri-acetabular osteotomy
  • Birmingham hip resurfacing (direct anterior & posterolateral approach)
  • Smart Robotic-Arm assisted MAKOplasty total hip replacement (direct anterior and posterolateral approach)

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 Research Foundation is a robust center producing, on average, 50-60 publications annually in major, peer-reviewed, academic journals.

  • Fellows will participate in evidence-based clinical medicine, alongside the research team (research interns, clinical research fellows), with dedicated research time to produce a minimum of 5-10 first-author publications each year.
  • 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.

Other Information

  • Attending staff: Benjamin G. Domb MD, Ajay C. Lall, MD, MS
  • Duration: 1 or 2 year(s)
  • Stipend: up to $80,000 annually.

Interested Candidates:

  • To apply, please email a brief Cover Letter, 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:

Dr Ajay C. Lall: