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The UAB Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is committed to training and equipping the next generation of orthopaedic surgeons. Our fellowship training programs prepare orthopaedic surgeons for rich careers in their areas of specialty. Fellows across all specialties experience a well-rounded training experience with a diverse caseload in the clinic and the operating room.

Our Foot and Ankle Fellowship is designed to provide training in all aspects of foot and ankle care, ranging from detailed conservative management to reconstructive surgery in adults. Our Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship is a unique program in its clinical breadth which includes experience in acute trauma, sub-acute and chronic conditions from injury, overuse, congenital malformations, aging, and rheumatic or autoimmune conditions in patients of all ages. Elbow and shoulder, as well as brachial plexus problems, are included in the experience.

Fellows in the Research Fellowship are medical students- between their third and fourth year- interested in orthopaedic surgery as a career, and they undergo a year-long comprehensive musculoskeletal experience, which is a blend of research (70%) and clinical (30%) experiences. Our Trauma Fellowship is based out of Alabama's only ACS-certified Level I Trauma Center and offers fellows a broad experience with pelvic/acetabular fracture, periarticular reconstruction, and management of poly-traumatized patients. Fellows in our Spine Fellowship will have a combined adult and pediatric orthopaedic and neurosurgical spine program experience in a comprehensive spectrum of spinal disorders using non-operative and operative interventions.

While exploring our fellowship programs, we encourage you to learn more about Birmingham.