What is an Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellow? 

A fellow is an orthopaedic surgeon who is fully licensed and board eligible. These inviduals are selected from over 100 qualified graduates of top orthopaedic training programs nationwide to participate in our 12 month Fellowship Program.. Fellows are important members of the team dedicated to the care of patients with injuries of both upper and lower extremities. Weekly clinics, arthroscopic procedures, open surgical treatment, and research requirements form the core responsibilities of our Fellowship Program. Other activities include weekly conferences on the latest techniques and information in orthopaedic sports medicine, leading monthly journal club meetings & case study conferences, as well as participating in the on-field coverage of local high school, collegiate, and professional athletic events.


Goals and Characteristics of this Fellowship:

The Fellowship Program offers exposure to all areas of orthopaedics and sports medicine, including knee, shoulder, elbow, spine, and ankle surgery as well as hip arthroscopy. The responsibilities foster a close working relationship with board certified attendings in clinics and operating room settings., Each fellow rotates independently with five separate attendings on 2 month rotations. Fellows focus on developing skills in all aspects of the musculoskeletal examination, ligament reconstruction, and arthroscopic surgery procedures. Fellows also assist in surgical procedures that are facilitated in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.. Research requirements are fulfilled through use of the biomechanics lab, cadaveric surgical skills lab, or clinical outcome studies. Fellows are also required to submit a publication in a peer reviewed journal prior to completion of the program.
Fellows actively participate in team coverage and event management as part of their educational experience. Each fellow is assigned to overseelocal high school sporting events, assist with coverage of professional athletic teams and colleges, as well as other professional, recreational and competitive events. Fellows are expected to interact with and educate residents or other medical students rotating on site. Continuing educational programs include sports medicine conferences, sports medicine and foot & ankle journal clubs, and orthopaedic case study conferences. The program will send each fellow to two major conferences per year. Fellows must have a Florida Medical License and be board certified or board eligible in orthopaedic surgery before beginning the program.

Please submit your application for the AREF Sports Medicine Fellowship through the SF Match Program: sfmatch.org

The SF Match requires the following documents:

  • Completed and signed Central Application Service (CAS) application forms
  • CAS distribution list and payment
  • USMLE scores
  • Four (4) letters of reference
  • Updated CV (please see SF Match format)


Please direct inquiries to: Carmen White, Fellowship Manager at Carmen.White@AndrewsREF.org

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship

Fellowship Director:
James R. Andrews, MD

Asst. Fellowship Director:
Roger V. Ostrander, MD

Chris O’Grady, MD
Charles Roth, MD
Erik Nilssen, MD
Adam Anz, MD

Steve Jordan, MD

Duration: 12 months
Positions: 6 = 4 (ACGME accredited), 2 (non-accredited)

New 2015-2016 Fellows

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellows

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Lonnie Douglas, MD
Karim Meijer, MD
John Rodriguez, MD
Sohale Sadeghpour. MD
Michael Saper, DO
Jarrod Smith, MD

Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellow

Brett Kindle, MD