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.  


Danielle Y. Ponzio, MD
Fellowship Director
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Alvin C. Ong, MD
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, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Clinical Experience

The 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 6-7 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.


Kelly Quici Resident, Fellowship and Medical Student Coordinator Rothman Orthopaedic Institute 925 Chestnut Street, 5th Floor Philadelphia, Pa 19107 267-297-2440

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