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Fellowship Program Name: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Fellowship Director: Milton Little, MD
Fellowship Director Email:
Program Address: 444 S San Vicente Blvd
Ste 603
Los Angeles, CA 90048-4178
Program Phone: (310) 423-9954
Fellowship Coordinator: Stacey Wilson
Fellowship Coordinator Email:
Fellowship Coordinator Phone Number: (310)423-9718
Fellowship Description: The Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California is a 12 month comprehensive training program in all aspects of musculoskeletal injuries (except spine). In addition to acute fracture care, there is a considerable volume of post-traumatic reconstruction including mal-union, non-union and infection cases. The fellowship is approved and certified by the Orthopedic Trauma Assoc. (OTA) and Cedars-Sinai has an ACGME approved Orthopedic Residency Training Program. Cedars-Sinai is a level I academic medical center in the heart of Los Angeles. It is the largest non-profit academic medical center in the western United States and is the largest academic medical center in California. Cedars-Sinai has 886 licensed beds including 120 specialized ICU beds, and more than 50 operating & procedure rooms. The medical center admits more than 50,000 patients per year and triages 85,000 emergency room patients annually. In the 2015-2016 US News & World Report ranking of best hospitals, Cedars ranked in 12 specialties including Orthopedics which ranked number 12 in the country. Cedar-Sinai has the largest graduate medical education program in California. The institution provides post-graduate training to 315 house staff and 155 fellows in 80 specialty / sub-specialty areas. The Orthopedic Faculty consists of 14 full time fellowship faculty trained physicians who are deeply involved in patient care, teaching and research. The Orthopedic Department performs more than 6000 procedures per year including more than 2000 elective total hip and knee replacements. We treat over 350 hip fractures, 325 ankle fractures, 200 femur and tibia fracture nailing, and repair more than 150 peri-articular fractures. There are approximately 90-100 pelvic and acetabular fractures treated sugically per year. The Orthopedic trauma teaching schedule includes daily pass-on rounds with the residents, and faculty as well as a weekly fracture conference and journal club. The Orthopedic Department sponsors a monthly Grand Rounds, Morbidity and Mortality Conference & Musculoskeletal Imaging Conference. The Orthopedic Trauma Fellow must complete on approved research project during the year. The Trauma Fellow typically scrubs on 850 cases per year. The Orthopedic Trauma Faculty includes Donald Wiss, MD, Charles Moon, MD, Carol Lin, MD and Milton Little, MD. In September 2015, Orthopedics transitioned from a division to a full department within the Medical Center. After a nation-wide search, Mark Vrahas, MD was selected to be the Founding Chair of the new department. Dr. Vrahus is a widely recognized expert in Orthopedic Trauma and pelvic and acetabular surgery adding depth, experience and leadership to the Orthopedic Trauma Service. Applications are now being accepted for one (1) Orthopedic Trauma Fellow for the academic year 8/1/2019 through 7/31/2020. We will be providing information as well as interviewing applicants at the Annual Meeting of the Orthopedic Trauma Association (OTA). A very important part of our fellowship selection process is our site visit schedule in January 2018, where we will offer interviews, guided tour, meeting with current fellow, residents and additional faculty.
# of Trauma Fellows: 1
Fellowship Period: 1 Year
Accrediting Agency: OTA
# of Full-Time Faculty 12
# of Full Time Faculty - OTA Members 5
Trauma Center Level: Level 1 ACS Trauma Center
# of Yearly Orthopaedic Trauma Procedures 1078
# of Acetabular Fractures (27226-27228): 40
# of Pilon Fractures (27826-27828): 50
# of Femoral Shaft Fractures (27506): 80