Adult Reconstructive Hip and Knee Fellowship

The Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Adult Reconstructive Hip and Knee Fellowship provides unparalleled clinical training and research opportunities in total joint replacement surgery, working with some of the pioneers and leaders in the field. With more than 6,000 procedures performed annually, the fellow will be exposed to a wide range of reconstructive procedures including a substantial volume of complex primary and revision total hip and knee arthroplasties. The experience also includes exposure to minimally invasive surgical techniques, unicompartmental knee arthroplasty, complex revision total hip and knee replacement, and the latest in implant materials.

The Adult Reconstructive Hip and Knee Fellowship includes rotations at Rush University Medical Center in downtown Chicago and Elmhurst Hospital (about 15 miles west of the city). The prospective fellow will be involved with the performance of 600 procedures during the year with approximately one-third of cases being revision surgeries. Fellows also spend a full two days in the office per week in order to gain experience with pre and postoperative patient management.

With a research database that includes nearly 35 years of data, there is a plethora of clinical material for study. Support staff including research nurses, three full-time research assistants, and a statistician are available to assist you with your research endeavors. Basic science studies and retrieval analysis can also be arranged for fellows who desire a more intense research experience.

If you are considering a fellowship in total joint replacement surgery, we hope you will consider our training program. The use of the Central Application Service (CAS) is mandatory for applicants and programs. Applicants only need to fill out one application form and provide one set of documents. Applications are distributed to specified programs online. Applications will be forwarded to Dr. Tad Gerlinger, Fellowship Director, upon receipt. You will be contacted by Victoria Needham, Fellowship Coordinator, if an invitation to interview is extended to you.

Thank you for your interest in our program and we look forward to meeting you in the future.

Grant Funding

This program receives funding from the OMeGA Medical Grants Association to assist in salary and benefit coverage for one of our fellows annually. We are grateful for their assistance in supporting the orthopedic surgeons of tomorrow.