Stanford Children’s Health
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship Program

Letter from the Program Director

Dr. Meghan Imrie, Clinical Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Thank you for your interest in our program. Our POSNA accredited fellowship provides the opportunity for a broad, yet in depth, experience in all aspects of pediatric orthopaedics. We have an outstanding faculty of 11 pediatric orthopaedic surgeons with subspecialty interests that include spinal deformity, sports medicine, childhood and adolescent hip disorders, limb deformities, oncology and neuromuscular disorders. Our research program has been ramping up since the addition of Katie Hastings MPH as our research coordinator a year ago and we have several gait labs to add to our fellow’s experience. I am excited to be a part of this terrific group of faculties, and to help advance our excellent resident and fellow educational programs.

Application Information

SF Match requires the following documents:

Completed and signed Central Application Service (CAS) application forms

CAS distribution list and payment

USMLE scores

Three (3) letters of reference

Updated CV (please see SF Match format)

2024 Application Deadline: October 31, 2023

2023 Interview Dates (VIRTUAL):
Wednesday, January 15, 2023

For more information,
please contact our fellowship coordinator:

Patty Gallardo-Siordia
P: 650-723-5243

Fellowship Outline

The Stanford University Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship is a one-year, POSNA-accredited program providing a comprehensive experience in pediatric orthopaedics. Our departmental mission is to foster independent, confident, caring surgeons, and enable them to achieve their career goals, through a collegial and supportive environment.

Fellows work with eleven pediatric orthopaedic surgeons and have the opportunity to operate at four hospitals – principally the newly-renovated Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, a level-one trauma pediatric hospital, in addition to Stanford Hospital, John Muir Medical Center, and the Stanford Outpatient Surgical Center. The fellow will therefore be exposed to all aspects of pediatric orthopaedic surgery. Spinal deformity, sports medicine, hip preservation and DDH, neuromuscular disorders, congenital disease, and fractures comprise much of the experience and fellows average well over 300 cases during the course of the year. The fellow will be prepared for a career in academic orthopaedics at any major university or children's hospital, as well as for independent practice.

  • FACULTY: Eleven pediatric orthopedic surgeons with combined comprehensive pediatric orthopedic subspecialty academic interest, including pediatric spinal deformity, sports medicine, hip preservation, limb deformity, neuromuscular and foot disorders. We accept one fellow per year.
  • RESEARCH: Fellows complete at least one publishable project by the end of their year, and will have the support of our comprehensive pediatric orthopedic research staff, including coordinators, statisticians, and research assistant collaboration.
  • CALL: The fellowship provides advancing surgical and clinical independence through graduated call responsibility. For the first 3 months of the fellowship, the fellow takes home-call coverage in a highly supervised role with faculty being the primary attending. Following that period, the fellow will take paid call as the primary attending with a designated faculty member as back-up. Frequency of call is roughly q4 during the observation period, and then advances to primary attending-level call with faculty back-up roughly four weeknights and one weekend per month. This provides a unique ability to foster increasing independence with close faculty support when needed.
  • MEETINGS/TRAVEL: The fellow is supported to attend either the IPOS or POSNA annual meeting, as well as one other approved subspecialty or regional educational course of interest.
  • INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL EXPERIENCE: Fellows are funded to participate in a week-long medical mission, if they are interested, during the year.

Photo Gallery

Dr. Frick was honored to be instated as the 2018-2019 Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) in Austin, TX (May 2018)

Dr. Hoffinger at the POSNA-ASEAN Conference in Thailand 2017

Dr. Imrie at Chinese Orthopaedic Association 2017 Conference

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Holiday Party  - Dr. Imrie, Dr. Van Nortwick, and Dr. Tileston with Alice, future Stanford Children’s pediatric orthopedic fellow 2045


Dr. Frick with 2017 Bleck Visiting Professors,  Dr. Michael Vitale and Dr. James McCarthy


Clinical Locations