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ResidentTrainingLab 02.28.19 1 editFunded by unrestricted educational grants from LINK orthopaedics and Smith & Nephew, the Adult Reconstructive and Total Joints Fellowship is a one-year program located at UAB Highlands and UAB Main Hospital. The subspecialty training is designed to provide extensive exposure to the evaluation and management of both primary and complex hip and knee problems, as well as additional training in limb salvage joint procedures.  

The primary goal of the fellowship is to prepare surgeons for a career as a well-trained hip-and-knee reconstructive surgeon, either in limb salvage cases or scholarly subspecialist in private practice. During the fellowship, the fellow will be able to experience superior hands-on training alongside dedicated and enthusiastic faculty in a mentorship model.  

Faculty Leadership

There will be three primary faculty consisting of Dr. Siegel, Dr Ghanem and Dr. Naranje.  Elective blocks will also be available to the fellow in community and ambulatory surgical settings.

  • Sameer Naranje, M.D., MRSC

    Dr. Sameer NaranjeAssociate Professor

    Areas of Interest
    adult hip and knee replacement surgery, geriatric and periprosthetic fracture care

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  • Herrick Siegel, M.D.

    Siegel Herrick webcropAssociate Professor

    Areas of Interest
    musculoskeletal oncologic, metabolic, and arthritic disorders, limb salvage procedures in pediatric and adult patients

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Clinical and Research Opportunities

The program includes 12 months of clinical work; each rotation is three months in length with each primary surgeon and a three month elective block to choose either additional academic time or community surgeon visitation. While on these services, you work one-on-one with a member of our adult lower extremity reconstructive faculty to perform preoperative consultations, participate actively in surgical procedures, and are directly involved in postoperative patient management.

In addition to clinical training, you will be an active leader in specialty-specific education including case conferences, journal clubs, and technical cadaver lab experiences.

The fellow will also have ample opportunity for development and completion of clinical research projects. Overall, the fellowship is designed to provide flexibility in setting you on a path to achieve your career aspirations. 


 For more information, please contact UAB Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Total Joint Replacement program at (205)-930-8339.