Research and Scholarship

Research is an important component of our fellowship program. We provide you with research guidance and ensure that your clinical obligations do not interfere with adequate time for meaningful research.

Explore a Variety of Research Options

In our program, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to work on a clinical project suggested by one of our expert joint replacement surgeons.

Additionally, you have the option to develop your own clinical research project using lower extremity joint replacement patients from our attending surgeons’ patient population.

If you’d like to conduct basic bench research, we encourage you to do so in our biomechanical laboratory. You also have the option of pursuing translational research if you hope to develop a project that will go to patient use.

If you’re interested in clinical trials, we’ll advise you in that direction.

Plan to Publish Your Work

We expect you to complete and publish at least one research project during our fellowship.

Our fellows and alumni have published work in journals including:

  • Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
  • Journal of Arthroplasty
  • Journal of Orthopaedics, Traumatology and Rehabilitation
  • American Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Journal of Orthopaedics and Allied Sciences

Gain Experience Delivering Presentations

You’ll present your work on annual scientific day at our orthopaedics residents’ graduation.

Your project should be such high quality that it could be accepted for a meeting abstract or publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

Attend a National Conference

We encourage you to attend national conferences such as the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ annual meeting. 

These conferences help you see the broader implications of research findings. They will also allow you to form potentially collaborative relationships with investigators from other institutions.

We’ll provide you with financial support to attend a meeting.