Over the last two decades, alumni of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program have played a significant leadership role in the nation’s foremost sports medicine society.
The benefits of a fellowship program became clear in 1973 when Robert W. Kerlan, MD, and Frank J. Jobe, MD, established the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. Today, it is one of the country’s largest programs, known for advancing research, medical education and leadership development in the field. Fellowships currently are available in primary care sports medicine, adult shoulder and elbow reconstruction, and sports neurology. Many former fellows have gone on to lead some of the country’s most prestigious sports-medicine programs and serve as head physicians for a host of professional sports teams. Since partnering with Cedars-Sinai, Kerlan-Jobe physicians have extended these benefits by educating residents from the Cedars-Sinai Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program.
This is a one-year fellowship which provides comprehensive exposure to a variety of both open and arthroscopic surgical techniques with emphasis on complex problem solving. The fellow participates actively in clinical evaluation, preoperative consultations and planning, surgical procedures and postoperative management. Participation in research is expected. Applicants must have completed an accredited orthopaedic surgery residency program and must have a California State medical license prior to the start of the fellowship year.