Adult Reconstruction Fellowship (South Jersey)


The Rothman Orthopaedic Institute South Jersey Adult Reconstruction Fellowship is a mentorship style program with a subset of surgeons from the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute in the South Jersey location near the beach.  The strengths of the training experience include the operative volume, exposure to all approaches to hip arthroplasty with extensive direct anterior approach experience, research opportunities, and the one-on-one mentorship style of teaching.  The fellowship emphasizes the clinical experience of state-of-the art patient care through time spent in the operating room and clinic.  As a center of academic excellence, there are also formal didactic sessions designed to complement the clinical experience.   

The Adult Reconstruction Division has as tradition of clinical and academic excellence established by Dr. Richard H Rothman, MD, PhD.  The Rothman Orthopaedic Institute’s Adult Reconstruction Division is one of the world’s largest and most respected programs. The Faculty is specially trained, experienced, and are all high-volume surgeons with case volumes ranging from 500 to 1000 annually.  It is the mission of the fellowship training program to create future leaders in joint replacement surgery with a focus on the highest quality of patient care, an outstanding educational experience, and building a presence in the realm of Orthopaedic research.

The fellows will rotate with Dr. Alvin C. Ong, Dr. Zachary D. Post, and Dr. Danielle Y. Ponzio.  The experience with be based out of the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute office in Egg Harbor Township, NJ and AtlantiCare Regional Medical Centers in Pomona, NJ and Atlantic City, NJ.  

Letter from our Fellowship Directors

Thank you for your interest in our Rothman South Jersey Adult Reconstruction (SJAR) Fellowship.  We are excited to offer fellows a lifelong mentorship.  Our fellowship emphasizes a strong and diverse clinical experience in a high volume, efficient, and evidence-based surgical environment.  Fellows will master the direct anterior approach as the preferred primary hip approach for all of our surgeons.  We also provide exposure to all hip approaches and techniques, complex and revision surgery, various technologies, all of the industry-leading hip and knee implants, and a high volume of outpatient joint replacements through our renowned surgical center.  Our fellowship promotes academics and innovation through research, teaching, and consulting.  We look forward to sharing our knowledge and experience in joint replacement with the next generation of surgeons.  

Alvin C. Ong, M.D.
Fellowship Co-Director, Rothman Orthopaedics
Associate Director of Orthopedic Surgery, Atlanticare Regional Medical Center
Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Zachary D. Post, M.D.
Fellowship Co-Director, Rothman Orthopaedics
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University




Clinical Experience

Each fellow will gain clinical experience with a variety of procedures, techniques, and implant systems.


  • Primary arthroplasty
  • Complex primary arthroplasty
  • Revision arthroplasty
  • Hip fracture fixation and arthroplasty
  • Peri-prosthetic fracture
  • Direct anterior, lateral, and posterior approaches


  • Primary arthroplasty
  • Unicompartmental arthroplasty
  • Complex primary arthroplasty
  • Revision arthroplasty
  • Peri-prosthetic fracture
  • Robotic surgery


There will be one scheduled research day per week. The expectation is that fellows will publish at least two studies and present their work at national meetings. There are research support staff available to assist fellows with the research process.

Rotation Schedule

Rotations are 8-9 weeks in length and will be spent with each surgeon. The rotation cycle will be repeated twice. There is one research day per week and one clinic day per week. There is flexibility built into the schedule to cover interesting cases. Annual case volume for fellows is approximately 800-1000 cases, 15% revision.


• Salary is commensurate with a PGY6 level.

• Fellow is provided malpractice insurance, hospital, medical and dental insurance (for self and dependents).

• Four weeks vacation.

• CME allowance for continuing education.


All application materials must be submitted through the San Francisco Match program. More details of this process can be found at


Our program serves the South Jersey community and beyond.  Our office locations span the coastal towns of Ocean County, Atlantic County, and Cape May County.  As a fellow, you can enjoy the seasonal attractions and slower pace of the South Jersey beaches and local small towns while being an integral part of our busy surgical teams.  The area allows for a nice integration of work and family life with an abundance of activities for young families.  There is plenty to explore locally, and we are a short drive away from Philadelphia and New York City. 


Kelly Quici
Program Administrator
Rothman Orthopaedic Institute
925 Chestnut Street, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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