Sports Medicine Fellowship
The Thomas Jefferson University Sports Medicine Fellowship Program is based at the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute located in Philadelphia Center City as well as at Lankenau Hospital, Methodist Hospital, Nazareth Hospital, Rothman Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital, Riddle Memorial Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in the Greater Philadelphia suburban region. The fellows work with fellowship trained sports medicine orthopaedic surgeons in addition to fellowship trained primary care sports medicine physicians. This allows for a well-rounded sports medicine educational program. The fellow is involved in the pre-participation screening and in season care of athletes at the professional, collegiate, high school and recreational levels. The fellow participates in the management of these athletes in the clinic, on the athletic field, and in the operating room. The surgical experience includes the full breadth of sports injuries.
Letter from Our Directors
The Thomas Jefferson University Sports Medicine Fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Counsel for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The Program has a tradition of clinical and academic excellence and has evolved into one of the premiere sports medicine fellowships in the country, offering a high volume clinical practice emphasizing state of the art athlete care, academic excellence and a faculty truly committed to fellow education.
The Fellowship is associated with the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, the Lankenau Hospital, Methodist Hospital, Nazareth Hospital, Rothman Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital, Riddle Memorial Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (NJ) and the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute located throughout the greater Philadelphia area. The sports medicine division at the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute includes clinical, basic science research and clinical research activities. The clinical section is comprised of surgeons with leadership positions in the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, the Herodicus Sports Medicine Research Society, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Surgeons from around the world travel to the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute to view the latest in sports medicine procedures. Annually our Sports Medicine Division provides over 85,000 athlete evaluations for sports related injuries and performs over 7,500 sports medicine surgical procedures. The basic science research division at Thomas Jefferson is among the top four programs in the United States receiving National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. The clinical sports medicine research program is unparalleled in productivity. The sports medicine fellow is expected to become an integral part of this truly special team.
This Fellowship is designed to provide the most thorough clinical, surgical, academic and research experience in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of injuries occurring in the full spectrum of sports. Graduates of the program are prepared and posed to flourish in clinical practice, rise to prominence academically, and become thought leaders in the field of sports medicine.
We hope that you visit us to see all that we have to offer for your career and as colleagues.
Michael G. Ciccotti, MD
Fotios P. Tjoumakaris, MD
Rothman Orthopaedic Institute has a full time research staff and facilities available for the full spectrum of sports medicine research. The basic science section at the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute is one of the most heavily funded departments in the nation, routinely among the top four programs receiving NIH funding.
The clinical sports medicine research program is particularly prolific with national prominence at meetings such as the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual and Specialty Day Meetings, the Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual and Specialty Day Meetings, the American Shoulder and Elbow Society Annual and Specialty Day Meetings, the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Biennial Congress, the Herodicus Sports Medicine Research Annual Meeting, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.
The sports medicine fellows are required to produce high quality research, advancing the science of sports medicine, and present that work at regional, national and international meetings. Monthly research meetings are held with the clinical and research staff to facilitate the research process. The fellows have one half day per week protected in order to meet these research goals. Ample additional time is available for all sports medicine research endeavors. The fellow is expected to present at sports medicine conferences which are attended by physicians, fellows, residents and medical students.
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The sports medicine fellow will gain clinical experience with the full spectrum of arthroscopic and open procedures for sports injuries
ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL
Reconstruction and Repair
Multiple Ligament Surgery
Dislocated Knee Surgery
Articular Cartilage Surgery
Rotator Cuff Repair (arthroscopic/mini open/open)
Anterior Labral Repair
Superior Labral Repair
Posterior Labral Repair
Shoulder Instability Reconstruction (arthroscopic/open)
Acromioclavicular Joint Reconstruction (arthroscopic/open)
Biceps Tendon Surgery (arthroscopic/open)
Articular Cartilage Surgery
Primary and Reverse Shoulder Replacement
Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction
Lateral Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction
Biceps Tendon Repair
Triceps Tendon Repair
Elbow Arthroscopy (loose bodies/spurs/capsular release/OCD)
Tendinosis Surgery (arthroscopic/open)
Femoral Acetabular Impingement Surgery (FAI)
Loose Body Removal
Proximal Hamstring and Adductor Repair
Sports Hernia Repair
Women’s Sports Injuries
Throwing Overhead Sports Injury
Running, Pivoting, Jumping Sports Injury
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
Sports Performance Enhancement
Achilles Tendon Repair
Philadelphia Phillies Baseball
Philadelphia Eagles Football
US Women’s Gymnastics Team
US Wrestling Team
Philadelphia Distance Run
US Pro Cycling Race
St. Joseph’s University
Cheyney State University
NCAA Men’s and Women’s Regional and National Championships
40 Philadelphia Regional Public and Private
The members of the Sports Medicine Fellowship have presented extensively regionally, nationally and internationally on the full spectrum of sports medicine research. In addition they have authored numerous textbooks, original peer-reviewed papers, and electronic media. They have received numerous honors and recognition for their work:
- Board of Directors, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
- Educational Council Chairman, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
- Education Committee Chairman, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
- Education & Industry Committee, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports medicine
- Upper Extremity Committee, ISAKOS
- Program Chairman, Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association
- Vice President, Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association
- President, Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association
- Executive Committee, National Hockey League Team Physicians Association
- Sports Medicine Traveling Fellowship, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
- Examination Committee, American Subspecialty Certification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
- Neer Finalist, American Shoulder and Elbow Society
- Distinguished Audiovisual Award Finalist, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Outstanding Research Award, Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
- Top Doctors in America
- America’s Top Orthopaedists
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Michael G. Ciccotti, MD
David Rubenstein, MD
Robert W. Frederick, MD
Matthew D. Pepe, MD
Steven B. Cohen, MD
Bradford Tucker, MD
Christopher C. Dodson, MD
John P. Salvo, MD
Fotios P. Tjoumakaris, MD
William Emper, MD
Kevin B. Freedman, MD
Sommer Hammoud, MD
All faculty members are board certified, fellowship trained sports medicine specialists. The faculty provides the clinical and surgical care for elite level athletes of all sports. All faculty members are involved in the academics of sports medicine at local, regional, national and international levels.
- Salary is commensurate with a PGY6 level.
- Fellow is provided malpractice insurance, hospital, medical and dental insurance (for self and dependents).
- Four weeks vacation.
- Fellow is sponsored at two continuing education/academic courses.
Available Positions and Requirements
3 Candidates should be eligible for licensure in Pennsylvania and New Jersey
This fellowship is ACGME accredited.
1 year (August 1 to July 31)
This fellowship is designed to provide the most thorough clinical, surgical, academic and research experience in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of injuries occurring in the full spectrum of sports.
- Applicant must have completed an approved Orthopaedic Residency.
- Applicant must have completed and submit the results of Part I, II and III of USMLE testing.
- Interested candidates should apply through the SF Match website with all of the required documents, including 3 letters of recommendations
Applicants can obtain further information on the Thomas Jefferson University/Rothman Orthopaedic Institute Sports Medicine Fellowship through:
Resident, Fellowship and Medical Student Coordinator
Rothman Orthopaedic Institute
925 Chestnut Street, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107