Patrick J. Denard, M.D..
Fellowship Director

Southern Oregon Orthopedics, Inc.

2780 E. Barnett Rd.
Medford, Oregon 97504
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Duration: 1 year, August 1 to July 31st

Number of Fellows: 1 per year

Fellowship Description: The Oregon Shoulder Fellowship provides exposure to a high-volume, private-practice in shoulder and elbow under the guidance of Dr. Denard and Dr. Cameron Phillips. The fellow will participate in over 650 cases per year, primarily focusing on the shoulder. The exposure includes advanced shoulder arthroscopy techniques including an-depth exposure to massive rotator cuff tears. Approximately 200 total shoulder arthroplasties are performed per year as well as approximately 50 fracture cases (proximal humerus, clavicle fractures, humeral shaft fractures, etc.). Additionally, the fellow will gain exposure to elbow trauma including fractures and instability.

Clinical outcomes are collected in an electronic database and several research projects are ongoing both within Southern Oregon Orthopedics and as part of multi-centered studies with national and international sites. The fellow will be expected to participate in clinical research and complete at least 2 research projects during the academic year.

There are 2 days of clinic and 3 surgical days per week. Clinic includes exposure to ultrasound for assessment of the rotator cuff and injection techniques. Call is 3-4 days per month. The fellow will also gain experience in practice management. Over the year the fellow will progress in independence with the goal of acquiring the clinical and operative skills necessary to practice as a shoulder specialist.

The fellowship is funded through the Southern Oregon Orthopedics Research Foundation. A full salary is provided as well as benefits. Note, a full Oregon State Medical license is required to begin the fellowship and therefore international graduates typically do not qualify.

Observational/Research Fellowship

Duration: 1 week – 6 months

For surgeons who do not qualify for the one year fellowship (due to international restrictions on ability to obtain an Oregon medical license) there is opportunity to perform an observational/research fellowship for a mutually agreed upon duration. The fellow participates in clinic and observes surgery in the operating room. For interested fellows, opportunity is provided to participate in research. This fellowship is unfunded. All travel and expenses are the responsibility of the fellow and an appropriate visa must be obtained on one’s own.

Applicants for either fellowship may apply directly to Dr. Denard:

Patrick J. Denard, MD
Fellowship Director
Southern Oregon Orthopedics
2780 E. Barnett Rd
Suite 200
Medford, OR 97504

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