Training & Fellowships with the Orthopedic Center

Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship

Boston Children's Orthopedic Center offers three fellowship positions each academic year for specialty training in pediatric orthopedic surgery.

With maximum exposure in the areas of congenital deformities, growth disorders, spinal surgery, neuromuscular disease, and trauma, each fellow will spend six months on each of the orthopedic surgical teams within the department. There is also significant exposure in subspecialty areas of pediatric orthopedic surgery in hand and upper extremity, sports medicine and tumors.

Fellows gain a broad experience in both operative and non-operative treatment of pediatric orthopedic conditions. Laboratory and clinical research is available and supported by the department. Fellows are responsible for completing at least one research project during their time at Children's.

The entire fellowship experience is on the main campus of Boston Children's Hospital without rotation to affiliated hospitals. An academic appointment for fellows is through Harvard Medical School.

Pediatric Orthopedic Lecture Schedule

The lecture schedule for both residency and fellowship programs includes:

   •    Basic science conferences
   •    Clinical pediatric orthopedic conferences
   •    Fellows' case conference
   •    Journal Club
   •    Chief's conference for case presentation
   •    Fracture conference
   •    Indication conference

Beginning in September 2009, the Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship Program will participate in the San Francisco Matching Program (SFMP) for fellowships starting in August of 2011. For complete details on requirements and the application process, visit the San Francisco Matching Program website.

Non-Operative Orthopedic Fellowship 

Boston Children’s Orthopedic Center is offering a fellowship position for specialty training in non-operative orthopaedics, the management of orthopaedic injuries and conditions through casting, bracing, injections, physical therapy, and other non-operative treatments.

Although pediatricians are often the initial point of contact for children with musculoskeletal conditions, musculoskeletal training is only a minor part of most pediatric training programs. Perhaps as a result, many referrals to pediatric orthopedists do not meet recommended criteria for referral. Since many musculoskeletal conditions can be managed without surgery, there is an opportunity for physicians to manage musculoskeletal conditions. Ideally, non-operative orthopedic specialists partner with pediatric orthopedists, allowing patients to receive comprehensive, consistent care, with physicians managing those not requiring surgery and orthopedic surgeons focusing their efforts on those cases that require operative intervention.

Non-operative orthopedic fellows will receive one year of maximum exposure in the areas of spinal injuries and conditions, cerebral palsy, foot and gait abnormalities, hip injuries and conditions, acute fracture management, and acute joint dislocation management. Additional opportunities in rheumatology, musculoskeletal radiology, rehabilitation, exercise physiology, ultrasonographic diagnosis and injection techniques, muscle diseases, and pediatric fitness are available and can be tailored toward the fellow’s interest.

Laboratory, translational, and clinical research opportunities are available and will be supported by the department. Fellows will be responsible for completing at least one research project during their fellowship year.

At the end of training, the graduating fellow will be capable of diagnosing musculoskeletal conditions, competent in the non-operative management of musculoskeletal conditions, and capable of determining the indications for referral to orthopedic surgery. Furthermore, fellows we have foundation for conducting investigation into the developing field of non-operative orthopedics.

This fellowship is open to those who have completed an ACGME-accredited residency in a Primary Care or Emergency Medicine specialty. Please note that three letters of recommendation, CV, and medical school transcript of grades will be required, along with the completed application. 

For further information, please contact:

Alaina Carroll
Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery | Division of Sports Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: (857) 218-4924
Fax: (617) 730-0459

Orthopedic Fellowship in Hip Joint-Preserving Surgery 

A fellowship in adolescent and young adult pelvic hip preservation surgery is offered by the Child and Adult Hip Preservation Program, within the Orthopedic Center at Boston Children's Hospital. The fellowship is a 12-month experience.

The fellowship candidate should have completed a recognized orthopedic residency program. An established interest in hip joint preservation is assumed. A certificate of recognition will be awarded to the fellow upon satisfactory completion of the fellowship program.

The hip joint preservation fellowship experience based at Boston Children's provides an intensive clinical exposure to a variety of disorders of the pediatric, adolescent and young adult hip. The referral base is national and international. There is exposure to cutting-edge diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, including Biodex evaluation of hip abductor muscle function, CT analysis of hip deformity, and MR analysis of labral and articular cartilage pathology. Direct experience in periacetabular osteotomy, a variety of proximal femoral osteotomies, surgical hip dislocations and hip arthroscopy will be provided. Clinical and/or basic research work in conjunction with the fellowship is encouraged and supported.

Please see the orthopedic fellowship in hip joint preserving surgery application, in pdf format, for submission by mail.

Contact Information

For more information on the Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship Program or the Hip Fellowship Program, please contact:

Alaina Carroll
Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery| Division of Sports Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: (857) 218-4924
Fax: (617) 730-0459

Pediatric Orthopedic Residency

Boston Children's Hospital is the primary pediatric teaching facility for the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program. Residents spend six months of their third program year at Boston Children's.

For more information please visit the on the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program website. 

Harvard Medical School Clerkship Program 

The Orthopedic Center at Boston Children's, one of the Harvard Medical School-affiliated teaching hospitals, offers elective surgical and clinical courses available for 4th-year medical school students.

These courses involve interactions with the pediatric orthopedic service at Children's in the divisions of sports medicine, hand surgery, spine surgery and neuromuscular programs. The curriculum can be arranged to meet the needs of the advanced student, with exposure to outpatient clinical care, inpatient care, surgical procedures, and attendance at core curriculum lectures. The student will integrate into the department service through contact with attendings, residents and fellows. On call will be one night per week.

Please visit the Harvard Medical School for more information. 

Pediatric Orthopedic Alumni 


Kathryn Fuchs, MD - Shriner's Hospital for Children, Portland, OR
Jill Larson, MD - Lurie Children's Hospital
Sami Mardam-Bey, MD - Private Practice, North Carolina


Justin Barad, MD - California
Brian Kelly, MD - Washington University Orthopaedics, St Louis, MO
Amanda Whitaker, MD - Nationwide Children's


Grant Hogue, MD - University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Kristin Livingston, MD - University of California San Francisco 
Robert Murphy, MD – Medical University of South Carolina


Jaime A. Gomez, MD ‐ NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases
Mathilde Hupin-Debeurme, MD ‐ Quebec, Canada
Collin May, MD ‐ Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts


Jaclyn F. Hill, MD ‐ Texas Children's Hospital
Vidyadhar Upasani, MD ‐ Rady's Children's Hospital - Orthopedic Department
Carley Vuillermin, MD, MBBS, FRACS ‐ Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children


John-Paul DiMauro, MD ‐ North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System
Davis D. Spence, MD ‐ Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics
Hillard T. Spencer, MD ‐ Kaiser Permanente Orange County


Benton Heyworth, MD – Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts
Brian Haus, MD – Boston, Massachusetts
Gertrude Yingyu Li – University of Michigan. Michigan


Darin Davidson, MD, MHSc, FRCSC – Washington
Michael P. Glotzbecker, MD – Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts
Benjamin J. Shore, BSc, MD, FRCSC – Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts


Matthew Mayfield, MD – Azalea Orthopedics, Texas
Matthew Vance, MD
Yi-Meng Yen, MD, PhD – Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts


Thomas McPartland, MD – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Jersey
Scott Rosenfeld, MD – Baylor College of Medicine, Texas
Jennifer Ty, MD - Dupont Institute, Delaware


John Frino, MD – Wake Forest University, North Carolina
Travis Matheney, MD, MLA – Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts
Samantha A. Spencer, MD – Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts


Martin Dolan, MD – New York
Susan Mahan, MD, MPH – Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts
Jacob Weinberg, MD – Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts


Aaron Buerk, MD – Private practice, Ohio
Torin Cunningham, MD – Private practice, California
Michael Griffey, MD – Private practice, Arkansas


Donald Bae, MD – Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts
Danielle Katz, MD – University Hospital - SUNY, New York
Paul Moroz, MD – Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Canada
Edward Sun, MD – Private practice, California


Maurice Albright, MD – Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts
Christopher Iobst, MD – Miami Children's Hospital, Florida
Kevin Klingele, MD – Columbus Children's Hospital, Ohio
Martha M. Murray, MD – Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts


Daniel Hedequist, MD – Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts
Timothy Schrader, MD – Children's Orthopedics of Atlanta, Georgia


Hieu Ball, MD – Private practice, California
Young-Jo Kim, MD, PhD – Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts
Aenor Sawyer, MD – Private practice, California


Mininder Kocher, MD, MPH – Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts
Joel Lerman, MD – Shriner's Hospital, California
Thomas San Giovanni – Private practice, Florida


H. William Albers, MD – Children's Medical Center, Ohio
Mohammad Diab, MD – UCSF Medical Center, California


Richard D. Lazar, MD – Colorado
Patricia McDougall, MD – Private practice, Wisconsin
James Slavin, MD – Albany Medical Center, New York


David Coran, MD – Private practice, Wisconsin
William Rodgers, MD – Private practice, Missouri


Mark Isler, MD – Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital, Montreal
Norman Otsuka, MD – Shriners Hospital for Children, California
Roger Widmann, MD – Hospital for Special Surgery, New York


Christopher Cook, MD – IWK Grace Health Centre, Nova Scotia
Brian Snyder, MD, PhD – Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts


Abdul Wahid Ajeena, MD
Thierry Benaroch, MD – Montreal Children's Hospital, Canada
William Hohl, MD – Cedars Sinai, California
Roger Lyon, MD – Wisconsin
James Mooney, MD – South Carolina


Lloyd Hey, MD – Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina
Brian Smith, MD – Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Connecticut
Richard Schwend, MD – Carrie Tinguely Hospital, New Mexico


Eric Arvidson, MD – Private practice, Massachusetts
William Hennrikus, MD – Children's Hospital Central California, California
R. Malcolm Smith, MD – Brigham & Women's Hospital, Massachusetts


Philip Therrien, MD – Private practice, New Jersey


Kurt Merkel, MD – Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Missouri
Brian Shaw, MD – Private practice, California
David Siegel, MD – Private practice, Arizona
Edward Simmons, MD – SUNY, New York
Michael Wilson, MD – Brigham & Women's Hospital, Massachusetts


Kenneth Danylchuk, MD – Private practice, Colorado
M. Timothy Hresko, MD – Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts
Peter Sturm, MD – University of Chicago, Illinois
Peter M Waters, MD – Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts


Jean Demottaz, MD
Michael Vaughn, MD


Skekhar Desai, MD – Private practice, Florida
Richard Gelberman, MD – Washington University School of Medicine, Missouri
Paul Sponseller, MD – Johns Hopkins, Maryland


Jung Mah, MD – McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
Richard Norris, MD
Timothy O'Brien, MD
Peter M. Waters, MD – Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts


Paul Calvert, MD


William F. Clayton, MD
Raeburn Jenkins, MD – Private practice, Colorado
Peter O'Brien, MD


Raymond Candage, MD – Ohio
Sharon Menkveld, MD – Wisconsin
Morey Moreland, MD – Children's Hospital Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
William Zink, MD – Private practice, Florida


Ali Dini, MD – Private practice, California
Lawrence Karlin, MD – Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts
Roni Sehayik, MD – Florida
Frederic Warren, MD – Private practice, Louisiana


Hormozan Aprin, MD – Private practice, New York
Thomas Bailey Jr., MD – Georgia
Philip D'Ambrosio, MD – Private practice, New York
Saed Malekafzali, MD