Thomas Jefferson University

Hand & Upper Extremity Fellowship

Rothman Orthopaedics/Jefferson Medical College - Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery fellowship is a fully accredited (ACGME) Hand Surgery fellowship designed to train the next generation of Hand Surgeons. The program is sponsored by the Rothman Institute, the premiere Orthopaedic academic practice in the Philadelphia area.

The program is uniquely designed to provide a comprehensive experience in all aspects of the Hand & Upper extremity. In particular, the fellows will not only spend time on the Hand service, but also dedicated time on the Shoulder & Elbow service.

The fellowship rotation schedule will consist of nine (9) months dedicated to Hand, Wrist, and Microvascular surgery, one (1) month to Pediatric Hand surgery, and two (2) months to Shoulder & Elbow surgery. The program also maintains a comprehensive conference schedule including weekly didactics, indication conference, anatomical dissections, and monthly journal clubs.

The fellows will also participate with the robust research service at Rothman Orthopaedics. Fellows may participate in ongoing projects or pursue an independent course of research.


Hand, Wrist, &
Microvascular Surgery

Pedro Beredjiklkian, MD
Asif Ilyas, MD
Jonas Matzon, MD
Mark Wang, MD, PhD
Fred Liss, MD
Chris Jones, MD

Pediatric Hand Surgery
Scott Kozin, MD
Dan Zlotolow, MD

Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
Gerald Williams, MD
Mark Lazarus, MD
Charles Getz, MD
Luke Austin, MD

Positions available: 2

Accreditation: This fellowship is ACGME accredited and participates in the (NRMP) match program.

1 year
(August 1 to July 31)

Locations: Rothman Orthopaedics at Jefferson Health and Main Line Health System, Shriner's Hospital for Children.

Todd J. Albert

Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD, MBA
Professor and Chair,
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Asif M. Ilyas, MD

Hand Surgery Fellowship Program Director
Rothman Institute
825 Old Lancaster Rd - Suite 100
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

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