Fellowship

OTA Accredited


Since 1993, Orthoindy has been training orthopedic traumatologists. The team, with combined 130 years of experience, includes eight fellowship trained traumatologists (staff trained at Shock Trauma, Harbourview, Johns Hopkins and OrthoIndy Trauma).  In the 23 years since our fellowship begin, OrthoIndy has trained 45 board certified surgeons who have gone on to practice in both academic and community settings across the country.  

In an effort to create a comprehensive training experience, as a fellow, you will be exposed to management of a large volume of patients. The scope of practice will include acute poly trauma injuries, complex articular injuries, along with fragility fractures, peri-prosthetic fractures, ml-unions, non-unions and a very active reconstructive (total joint) and osteotomy experience.  We have weekly multi-disciplinary didactic conference. All patient care is under the direct guidance of our experience staff surgeons.  

- We’ve created a system that allows the fellow the flexibility to be available for a greater number of operative cases (>800 per year). 

- We have built a team of very experienced mid-level practitioners who are primarily responsible for all ER and floor consults, daily rounds and clinic visits. This allows the fellow the freedom to focus on his/her education and operative skills that will be paramount in their practice post-fellowship.

- Time dedicated to research and study. 

In 2012 we transitioned our entire trauma program to St. Vincent Trauma Center, a Level II facility. The trauma program at St. Vincent is comprised of many of the same services and physicians that previously provided trauma care at the downtown Level I facility.  Our busy Level II center at St. Vincent is expecting Level I accreditation by early 2016 (ACS site visit October 2015).  Since we personally had a hand in building the program we have been able to draw on everyone’s far reaching experience to create a trauma program that was described as the “best start up trauma program” according to the American College of Surgeons.  In the past, we have trained anywhere between two and four fellows per year but upon this transition we scaled back to one trauma fellow to guarantee a rich trauma experience. This is born out through the recent experience of our fellows who have done between 650 and 850 case numbers per year. We hope these resources are consistent with the style of learning you are seeking.  

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Group photo of 23 alumni from our fellowship reunion dinner at the OTA in Phoenix  10/10/2013

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