Department of Orthopaedics

Surgical Experience

Didactic and Practical Experience

Conference Schedule

Program Research and Scholarly Activity

Upon the Fellow's arrival August 1, an outline of research topics will be discussed with him/her. He/she will select the project(s) in which he/she is interested or submit a modification of one for approval. In instances when the fellow has a well-outlined research idea, this project may be implemented during his/her fellowship year. The fellow will select a research mentor among the sports medicine faculty and adjunct faculty.

Research Personnel and Facilities

The Emory Department of Orthopaedics has numerous opportunities for orthopaedic research. The sports medicine fellow will be expected to take advantage of these resources to design, implement, and complete his/her research project(s).


The Emory Department of Orthopaedics has one biomechanics laboratory for research purposes. The biomechanics laboratory also houses an Instron machine for various testing purposes. The Emory Sports Medicine Fellow will have access to private workspace, phone, and desktop computer.


The Emory Sports Medicine Fellow will have access to a well maintained library in our conference room as well as the Emory Health Sciences Library.

Sports Medicine Experience

Our staff provides coverage for the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons and numerous local colleges, including Emory University, Georgia Tech, Oglethorpe University, Agnes Scott College, and Georgia Perimeter College. In addition, we provide coverage for several area high schools. This clinical volume provides an extensive opportunity for diagnosing and treating sports medicine pathology during the fellowship.

Surgical Experience

The orthopaedic surgical faculty has busy clinical practices that encompass the entire spectrum of sports medicine and shoulder surgery. The combined faculty staff approximately 200 clinic visits per week and perform 25 to 30 surgical cases per week.

Application Process

The program follows the protocol of the San Francisco Match. No additional materials are necessary. Letters of recommendation should include a letter from your Department Chair and another from your Sports Medicine Section Chief. Please send your application to SF Match. Application deadlines and interview dates will be listed on the website.


Salary/ Vacation

The Emory Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellow will be credentialed as an Emory faculty member at the Senior Associate level during his/her fellowship. The salary is commensurate with a PGY-6 level. A comprehensive health insurance, malpractice and benefits package is also provided. The fellow will receive two weeks of paid vacation during the year, with no more than one week to be taken consecutively. The fellow will travel to one conference per year, in addition to any conference in which he/she is the presenting author of a paper.