Sports Medicine - Fellowship Program
Letter from the Program Director
Dr. Marc Safran, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center
Thank you for your interest in the Stanford Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship. I am the Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine, as well as the fellowship director. We have an outstanding sports medicine fellowship that is highlighted by many things that make our program unique and highly sought after. Our fellowship covers the gamut of sports medicine, including intensive experiences in shoulder surgery (including arthroscopy, arthroplasty and tendon transfers), hip arthroscopy, and elbow surgery, in addition to non-arthroplasty open and arthroscopic knee surgery. There is opportunity for ankle surgery as well. We have 9 sports medicine and shoulder surgery faculty that have trained at different institutions, allowing for exposure for the fellows to varied approaches to the management of a variety of orthopaedic sports medicine problems. We also provide the fellows team physician experiences for professional and college teams (division I and II), as well as mass participation events, such as the Stanford Invitational. We have an active didactic educational curriculum as well as broad spectrum of research opportunities. There are regular journal clubs, and cadaveric surgical skills labs for the fellows, and the fellows teach arthroscopy on cadavers to residents. At least one day a week is allowed for research endeavors. The orthopaedic sports medicine fellows interact with the primary care and PM&R sports medicine fellows, as well as orthopaedic surgery residents and medical students. The Stanford Sports Medicine fellowship offers the fellow one of the most comprehensive educational experiences available anywhere. Our goal is to continue to improve the fellowship, to be the best fellowship in the country.