This 12-month fellowship is designed to provide additional training in the academic field of sports medicine to board certified/board eligible PM&R, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pediatric physician’s.This fellowship provides the opportunity for physicians trained in a variety of primary specialties to obtain sub-specialty training in sports medicine. We are uniquely positioned to offer the highest level of training with our diverse rotations, broad multidisciplinary connections and our place in a large tertiary care institution with a top tier university and medical school, student health center, NCAA Division 1 Sports program, and human performance laboratory. The goal of the fellowship is to teach the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for effective clinical practice in sports medicine. This fellowship provides physicians with hands-on clinical training, teaching experience, and instruction in research methodology, with the goal of preparing them to become skilled clinicians and leaders in academic sports medicine.
The fellowship currently accommodates three fellowship positions, two for PM&R physicians and a third for physicians trained in Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, or Pediatrics. Fellows will have extensive exposure to the management of sports-related medical and orthopaedic injuries and ailments. Fellows will see and treat patients from a diverse population based on age, gender, ethnicity, culture and socioeconomic status, allowing for growth in professional development. In addition to learning sports-specific examination skills, primary care sports medicine, musculoskeletal radiology, sports cardiology, and principles of rehabilitation in sports injury, the fellow will become comfortable with sideline event management. Fellows work closely with sports medicine faculty from various disciplines: Orthopedic Sports, PM&R Sports, PM&R Spine, Emergency Medicine, Neurosurgery 9concussion Clinic) Orthopedic Foot/Ankle, Orthopedic Upper Extremity, Cardiology, and Musculoskeletal Radiology. In addition to clinical experience at Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center in Redwood City and Lacob Family Sports Medicine Center and Vaden Student Health Center, fellows also spend time in the athletic training room for student athletes at Stanford University.
Fellows also have opportunities for team and event coverage by serving as team physician for designated teams at Stanford University and Notre Dame de Namur (a local Division 2 university) and will also be extensively involved in the pre-participation screening of student athletes at the beginning of the year. Experience in mass-event coverage will be obtained through involvement in events such as the annual X-C and Track & Field invitational and various national and international events hosted by Stanford University. The fellows will participate in didactic forums to enhance medical knowledge, one of the highlights being the multidisciplinary case conference. He/she will also attend regular journal clubs, and are encouraged to attend various conferences/lectures. Additionally, the fellow are given ample time to pursue academic enrichment and scholarly achievement, including research. Fellows must complete a scholarly and quality improvement project during their fellowship. This is either part of an ongoing project or as an independent, original project. Fellows are required to complete one of the following: peer-reviewed funding and research, publication of original research or review articles, or presentations at professional society meetings (such as AMSSM or ACSM).
Procedures Taught: The fellow will also observe and perform outpatient interventional procedures relevant to sports medicine will be facilitated through the Department of Orthopedic Surgery including ultrasound guided platlet rich plasma and percutaneous tenotomy procedures, compartment pressure testing, and advanced electro-diagnostic skills. Fellows will additionally have the opportunity to learn principles of biomechanical gait and running analysis in our human performance lab.
Director: Michael Fredericson, MD
About Stanford University School of Medicine
The Stanford University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is dedicated to providing excellent patient care and outstanding education for students, residents and fellows in the fields of orthopaedic surgery and musculoskeletal medicine. We are committed to advancing knowledge related to the care of conditions of the musculoskeletal system through basic science and clinical research.
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery focuses on patient care in each of these orthopaedic subspecialties: adult reconstruction and joint replacement, sports medicine, spine surgery, surgery of the hand and wrist, surgery of the shoulder and elbow, surgery of the foot and ankle, musculoskeletal tumor surgery, orthopaedic trauma Surgery, pediatric orthopaedics, and physical medicine and rehabilitation.