Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship Directory
Regions Trauma Center/Univ. of Minnesota
640 Jackson Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
Tel: (651) 254-3247
Fax (651) 254-1519
Director: Peter A. Cole, MD
Email Address: Tricia Corbo
Fellowship Coordinator/Administrative Assistant: Tricia Corbo
Email Address: Tricia.firstname.lastname@example.org
University Affiliation: University of Minnesota
Institutions: Regions Hospital, University of Minnesota
Primary Hospital Size: 454 beds
Length of Fellowship: 1 year
Available Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship Positions:
# open: 0
# filled: 2
Begin Date 08/01/11
End Date 07/31/12
Stipend: $60, 000 year + benefits
Full-time Trauma Faculty: 9
Trauma Admissions/Year: 3401
Emergency Dept. Visits/Year: 74,472
Orthopaedic Trauma Procedures/Year:
Acetabular/Pelvic Cases/Year: 126
Femur Fractures/Year: 63
Qualifications of Applicant: Necessary Qualifications of Applicant:
1-Completion of a North American orthopaedic training program
2-Three references, at least one from an orthopaedic mentor from the applicant's training program
3-Demonstrated desire to be actively involved in orthopaedic trauma as a career
Research Opportunities: Successful completion of the fellowship includes the execution of two publishable manuscripts. To accomplish these goals, the fellow will have access to the University of Minnesota Biomechanics Laboratory and the Regions Hospital Trauma Research Center. These laboratories feature state-of-the-art resources. We also have a dedicated research team who is available to help with the administration and operation of all research.
Sample Recent Research Projects: Interoperative O-arm Evaluation of the Effect of Ankle Position and Clamp Placement on Syndesmotic Reduction, Short Term Radiographic and Clinical Results of Proximal Femoral Fractures Treated with the Proximal Femoral Locking Compression Plate (PF-LCP), Minimally Invasive Fixation for Pelvis -- Assessment of Internal Fixators, Assessment of a Surgical Series of Rib Fractures, Outcomes in the Treatment of Scapula Fractures, Change in Lung Volumes After Chest Wall Injury, High Energy Knee Dislocations,Complications of Flap Elevation for Bone Grafting Nonunions,Hip Fracture Multi Centered Trial, Assessment of Pubic Diastatis After Pregnancy, and over 20 other IRB approved protocols.
Brief Description of Program: The experience includes exposure to a Private Level I Trauma Center and the University of Minnesota medical system. Opportunity to work directly with at least eight fulltime trauma faculty, covering clinical and research domains including surgery of the pelvis and acetabulum, foot & ankle and upper extremity, spine, post-traumatic joint reconstruction, correction of malunion, treatment of bone infection, management of the multiply-injured patient, and specific programs in pediatric and geriatric orthopaedic trauma. The command center--Regions Hospital in St. Paul, admits over 2200 orthopaedic patients and performs over 5000 orthopaedic procedures annually, the majority in the specialty of trauma. The catchment for high energy or complex trauma, as well as referred tertiary care extends broadly to three surrounding states.
There will be two orthopaedic trauma services with each one of two fellows leading a service, and switching for 6 month rotations. The surgical schedule averages 10 major surgical procedures weekly with a 1:4 call expectation (two weekends/month), an independent practice clinic for a full follow-through clinical experience, and emphasis on billing/coding and practice management. Fellows will be schooled in the process of Peer Review emphasizing development of critical skills of critiquing scientific studies. The fellowship also includes a weekly citywide Musculoskeletal Trauma Conference and institution-specific conference on quality assurance, multidisciplinary trauma care, and statewide Emergency Medical Systems orientation. Air and ground LifeLink activations experience is optional.
The Twin Cities Metropolitan Area
St. Paul-Minneapolis (the Twin Cities) is a wonderful place to live and work. There are many of opportunities for summer and winter sports as well as an active music, theater and social scene. Mall of America, the largest shopping and entertainment complex in the United States, has over 500 stores, 50 restaurants, and an indoor theme park. The Twin Cities Metro area boasts two zoos, over 250 parks and more than 115 lakes!
Minneapolis/St. Paul is home to the Vikings (NFL), Twins (MLB), Timberwolves (NBA), Wild (NHL), and Lynx (WNBA).
Our local theater community is recognized as one of the most active in the country and we have two world-class orchestras. Minneapolis is well known for its lakes, riverfront and parks that have miles of trails for inline skating, biking and walking. In the winter time, Minneapolis has many facilities closeby for skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, ice skating and ice hockey. Nationally Published Rankings Include: Ranked one of America's Best Sports Cities by The Sporting News, one of the top Cities for Entrepreneurs by Enterpreneur Magazine, rated Cooler Than Ever by Travel and Leisure Magazine and rated one the top 20 citiies in the nation in the Arts by the Places Rated Almanac.
Call responsibility as primary staff? Average 2-3 times month.
Any away rotations from primary institution? No
Subspecialty training offered:
Pediatric Trauma: Treat fractures of all ages i.e femoral shaft, supercondyle, humerus, anke,tibia, forearm, pelvis.
Spine Trauma: Integrated Ortho-Neuro Spine Trauma Unit. Infaction.Osteomyelitis:50-60 osteo and nounion cases year
Meeting Opportunities: Three fully funded educational trip/year within North America inclusive of an AO and OTA or subspecialty meeting as well as the Emile Letournel Course.
Jobs taken of past 3 years trauma fellows: 2010-2011
Babar Shafiq, MD
Tim Hiesterman, DO
St. Cloud Orthopaedics
St. Cloud, MN
Michael Tilley, MD
Kansas University Medical Center
Kansas City, Kansas
Thomas Thomasson, MD
The Orthopaedic Center
Ryan Will, MD
MultiCare Health Systems
Tacoma General Hospital
Paul Lafferty, MD
Cooper Bone & Joint Inst.
Trent Guthrie, MD
Henry Ford Hospital
Matthew Craig, MD
Orthopaedic Speciality Center, Willow Grove, PA
Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA
Brian Buck, DO
University of Missouri
Springfield Health Systems
Archie Heddings, MD
Kansas University Medical Center
Kansas City, Kansas
Mark Fleming, DO
Walter Reed Medical Center
ACGME Accredited: No