Lee Radford, MD.

Fellow Lee Radford, MD, likes the conferences built into our curriculum. “Journal club offers new perspectives and teaches us how the literature might guide our practice.”

Our curriculum will prepare you to be a skillful specialist in the field of hip and knee arthroplasty. 

Whether you aim to concentrate on a future as a clinician or aspire to a career in academic medicine, our curriculum is equipped to help you meet your goals.

Benefit from Attentive Faculty Guidance in Rotations

Gaining one-on-one learning experiences with our faculty members is a major advantage of our fellowship. 

You’ll make daily rounds alongside each physician with whom you rotate, and you’ll gain experience handling routine orders and discharge management plans.

Primary and revision hip and knee procedures

You can expect to spend approximately 15 weeks rotating with an expert in hip and knee arthroplasty who:

  • possesses specialized knowledge of complex deformity and revision cases
  • has led the development of less-invasive hip replacement techniques 
  • developed computer navigation for knee replacement

Your time in this rotation will help you gain valuable experience with knee navigation procedures as well as some anterior hip exposure. 

Posterior hip and periacetabular osteotomy procedures

You’ll have approximately 15 weeks of rotation with an expert in lower extremity adult reconstruction whose interests include:

  • improving outcomes for difficult situations such as infections and complex revisions
  • training future surgeons in good, predictable techniques in primary joint replacement to decrease the load of revision surgeries
  • improving the outcomes of primary joint replacement

During this rotation, you’ll gain experience in posterior hip procedures, and our faculty member — who specializes in periacetabular osteotomy procedures — will help you deepen your understanding of these procedures. You’ll also benefit from exposure to a high volume of primary hip and knee procedures as well as a very large volume of specialty revision hip and knee procedures. 

Anterior hip replacements and hip arthroscopy procedures

Expect to spend 10 weeks of your fellowship with a faculty member who has expertise in teaching minimally invasive hip replacement, arthroscopic management of hip-preserving surgery and musculoskeletal oncology.

You’ll gain significant experience with anterior hip replacements and hip arthroscopy procedures, and you’ll build knowledge about the advancement of hip arthroscopic techniques.

Posterior hip experience and partial knee replacements

We’ll give you 10 weeks of rotation with an orthopaedic surgeon whose clinical practice focuses on adult hip and knee reconstructive surgery and whose research projects are aimed at improving patient care.

During this rotation, our faculty member will provide the expert guidance you need to master skills in posterior hip procedures as well as total and partial knee replacements.

Delve Into Research

Research is a significant element of our fellowship. Trainees in our program have engaged in translational, basic or clinical research in many areas of adult reconstructive orthopaedics. 

Gain Leadership Experience

Leadership opportunities are built into our curriculum. Our fellowship enables you to develop the skills you need to lead and educate others. 

During your time in our program, we will entrust you with the responsibility of helping train medical students who rotate through our clinical training site.

Attend Journal Club, Lectures and Conferences

Our curriculum enables you to participate in a variety of meetings that complement the hands-on training you undertake in our rotations.