Elliott B. Hershman, M.D.
Chairman, Lenox Hill Orthopaedics
Jose A. Rodriguez, M.D.
The Adult Reconstruction program at Lenox Hill Hospital, under the direction of Jose A. Rodriguez, M.D., Director of Adult Reconstruction, offers exposure to the large volume and variety of reconstructive surgical problems. Clinical exposure and academic research activities are offered, with the major emphasis on total hip and total knee replacement. Two physicians are accepted for the one-year program, which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
Candidates for the program are expected to have completed a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery. Physicians perform pre-operative consultations and participate actively in surgical procedures, as well as in the postoperative management of patients, in both hospital and outpatient settings. In addition to being active in didactic conferences, the fellows are expected to develop one or more clinical research projects, which must be completed during the year. The fellows are given responsibility and independence in all aspects of total joint surgery.
W. Norman Scott, M.D.
The one-year Adult Reconstruction and Sports Medicine Fellowship focuses on knee reconstruction and arthroplasty, shoulder surgery and sports medicine. The fellows are concerned with the care of ambulatory and in-hospital patients as well as out-patient preoperative evaluations and postoperative follow-ups in the private offices of seven attending physicians. The surgical schedule averages approximately thirty major procedures weekly, covering the spectrum of disorders mentioned above. The fellows will be responsible for preparing and leading a weekly conference on prearranged topics.
It is expected that the fellows undertake at least one major clinical project during the year to be prepared for publication. Usually he or she will be required to present this work at a national meeting. In recent years, the attending staff of the Institute has published on the subjects of prosthetic design, knee arthroplasty, tibial osteotomy, patellar disorders, ligament reconstructions, as well as meniscalbiomechanical properties.
Although the fellowship is suitable for orthopaedic surgeons seeking clinical training in the treatment of knee and shoulder disorders, there is a particular value for those interested in an academic career. All candidates for this program must have successfully completed an ACGME-approved orthopaedic residency program.