Hand and Upper Extremity

Program Overview

​The Hand & Upper Extremity Fellowship prepares an orthopaedic surgeon for a career in hand and upper extremity surgery. The one-year fellowship offers a broad experience of operative and nonoperative management in a busy Level-I Academic Medical Center as well as in two private practice settings. The fellow will be exposed to a spectrum of pathologies and disorders involving the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder in both children and adults. 

The fellow will be responsible for teaching medical students and residents, as well as lecturing at conferences and participating in and facilitating monthly journal clubs. Upon completion of the program, the fellow is required to complete a research paper of publishable quality in basic and/or clinical research.

The goal of the fellowship program is to prepare the fellow for a successful career as an upper extremity specialist and successfully pass the Certificate in Hand Surgery examination. 

This fellowship is ACGME accredited.  

Faculty

Roger Daley, MD PhD
Program Director

Steven Grindel, MD
 

Cameron Best, MD
 

 

Rick Papandrea, MD

Dean Zielger, MD

 

Location(s)

Froedtert Hospital
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Orthopaedic Associates of Wisconsin / Waukesha Memorial Hospital
Blount Orthopaedic Clinic / Columbia St. Mary's Hospital

NRMP Match Program

This fellowship participates in the Combined Musculoskeletal-Hand Surgery Matching Program (CMMP) sponsored by the NRMP.

Fellow Appointment

Eligibility Requirements

  • Completed an ACGME Accredited Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program
  • Must be certified or eligible for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
  • Must be eligible or currently hold a State of Wisconsin Medical License

Number of Position(s)

One fellowship position available each year.

Duration

1 year (August 1 to July 31)

Stipend

$65,540 (2015-2016)

Benefits

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Department Benefits

  • Three weeks paid vacation
  • Time and funds for approved conference attendance

How to Apply

Application Requirements

Documents required for a complete application are:

  1. Register with the NRMP’s Combined Musculoskeletal-Hand Surgery Matching Program (CMMP)
  2. Complete the online Universal Hand Surgery Fellowship Application.
  3. Provide a Personal Statement
  4. Provide current CV
  5. Provide a current photo
  6. Provide (4) Letters of Recommendation (one from program director and three others)
  7. Provide a copy of Medical School Diploma
  8. Provide a photocopy of  your current State Medical License
  9. Submit all information to: 

    Christen Schweikart
    Medical Education Coordinator
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Froedtert Specialty Clinics
    9200 W. Wisconsin Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI 53226-0099

Application Deadline

January 1st

​​Additional Information

For further questions concerning our fellowship program, please contact us by calling 414-805-7488 or by e-mailing Anne Kinowski or Christen Schweikart.