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About the Fellowship Program

Sports Med game coverageThe UC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Division of Sports Medicine, offers a one-year orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship that provides the opportunity for orthopaedic surgeons to obtain subspecialty training in sports medicine. The goal of the fellowship is to offer the fellow clinical experience in the recognition and management of athletic injuries. The fellow gains broad exposure to sports medicine, from injury prevention strategies to injury evaluation to diagnosis to restoration of function through rehabilitation or surgical means.

Fellows enjoy a breadth of experiences and educational opportunities provided by the teaching faculty. Four orthopaedic surgery sports medicine and four primary care sports medicine clinical teaching faculty from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Division of Sports Medicine have active teaching roles in the fellowship. Teaching faculty, both surgical and primary care, are involved in the care of the athletes at the University of Cincinnati Athletic Department, an NCAA Division 1 athletic institution. The fellows are involved in the direct care of over 500 D1 athletes and learn working along-side experienced teaching faculty and through independent learning experiences. In the same fashion, teaching faculty are involved in the care of athletes at 23 local area high schools. Fellows have more chances for independent learning opportunities by being assigned as team physician for one of these area high schools.

Our surgeons also provide care for the higher profile collegiate or professional athlete:

  • Cincinnati Bengals, professional NFL team based in Cincinnati , Ohio
  • Florence Y’ALLs - formally Florence Freedom, which is an independent minor league baseball team based in Florence, Kentucky
  • Cincinnati Cyclones, a professional ice hockey team based in Cincinnati, Ohio and a member of the ECHL
  • Western Southern Open, the Cincinnati Masters is an outdoor hardcourt tennis event held annually in Mason, Ohio
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Department of
Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical Sciences Building Room 5506
231 Albert Sabin Way
PO Box 670212
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0212

Mail Location: 0212
Phone: 513-558-2978
Fax: 513-558-2220
Email: shelley.hess@uc.edu