The Pediatric Orthopedics and Scoliosis Fellowship (a joint Rady Children’s/University of California, San Diego School of Medicine program) is designed to provide the orthopedic surgeon who has already completed an orthopedic surgery residency program with subspecialty training in all aspects of children’s orthopedic surgery and scoliosis. This program is ranked as one the top programs in North America and each year the most talented orthopedic residents in the country compete for a position in the program.
Our one-year program combines both clinical training and research. Clinical training encompasses all areas of pediatric orthopedics, including trauma, acute infections, scoliosis, neuromuscular disease, hip and foot/ankle conditions, sports medicine, congenital hand conditions, and brachial plexus management.
On the research side, a wide variety of clinical and basic research projects can be pursued. The fellow is also expected to complete a research project of publishable quality during the fellowship period.
Each year our department makes the nearly impossible decision as to which of our four fellows should be named the Lena Sefton Clark fellow in children’s orthopedics. This award is given to a pediatric orthopedic fellow who exemplifies the outstanding qualities of patient care, teaching, and research, which are central to our orthopedic mission.
Dennis R. Wenger, M.D., Director