Hip Fellowship

The Andrews Research & Education Foundation (AREF) provides specialized orthopaedic surgical training in all aspects of simple and complex hip conditions.

Orthopaedic Hip Fellowship

Program Director: Matthew C. Mai, MD

The Fellow will be under the direction of one faculty orthopedic hip specialist throughout the 12-month program, with a 1:1 faculty ratio. There will also be opportunities to work with other
Faculty throughout the year.

The program boasts a robust and well-established orthopaedic research program, onsite Surgical Skills Lab, Regenerative Medicine Center, and Biomechanics Lab. The curriculum covers
requisite conditions and surgical procedures of the hip joint. The fellow will have the opportunity for practice management, professional development, and financial
management lectures throughout the year.


Mission: To educate orthopaedic surgeons on the medical and musculoskeletal problems unique to hip injuries and conditions and to graduate physicians who will become advancers in the specialty of orthopaedic hip surgery while providing the highest quality and safest patient care possible.

Duration: 12 months

Positions: 1

Matthew Mai, MD

Program Director

  • Prepare Fellows for competency in a wide variety of procedures of the hip
  • Fellows are proficient in all six ACGME core competencies
  • Fellows are confident in decision-making and surgical skills, including establishing treatment algorithms and performing necessary surgical interventions.
  • Fellows learn to balance high volume clinical and surgical experiences, team coverage, and various research/educational opportunities.
  • Fellows become life-long learners and continue to advance medicine through research, publications, and teaching.
  • Perform hip-specific history taking, examinations, interpretation of diagnostic studies, and evaluation of common and rare hip conditions.
  • Provide preoperative and non-operative evaluations and diagnoses.
  • Discuss differential diagnoses.
  • Prepare preoperative plans and write appropriate orders.
  • Prescribe and oversee rehabilitation protocols.
  • Document treatment through operative and clinical notes (dictation)
  • Assist and perform surgery on hip procedures both open and arthroscopic
  • Communicate effectively with patients, families, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and other ancillary staff regarding patient.
  • Complete standard office, coding and charge forms
  • Participate in clinical conferences, seminars, surgical skills labs, and journal clubs
  • Attend and lecture at Andrews Research & Education Foundation Sports Medicine Conference.
  • Anterior total hip arthroplasty and revision total hip arthroplasty; as well as 
  • Open and arthroscopic hip preservation
    • Joint
    • peritrochanteric, 
    • posterior hip 
  • Primary and revision hip arthroscopy with labral and capsular reconstruction
  • Osteotomy
  • Abductor repair
  • Hamstring repair
  • Ischiofemoral impingement (IFI)
  • SI joint fusion
  • Weekly didactic conferences
  • Monthly Journal Club
  • Quarterly Grand Rounds
  • Professional Development lectures
  • At least one research project, including manuscript submission
  • High school team physician responsibilities
  • Andrews Institute annual pre-participation physical
  • Physicals for college and high school teams
  • Cadaver lab opportunities
  • Salary: commensurate to PGY6 compensation
  • Benefits include medical, dental, and health insurance options (effective date is 90 days from start).
  • Options for additional coverages (disability, hospitalization, life) and/or dependent coverage is available. Benefit descriptions available upon request.
  • Professional liability insurance is provided at no cost to the Fellow.
  • Parental time, sick time, and leaves of absences are permitted as required by ACGME and Federal Law.
  • No preset of paid time off or vacation – the program allows for doctor’s appointments, bereavement, Jury Duty, mental health appointments, and interviews.

Applications should be submitted to Carroll Papajohn at cpapajohn@flboneandjoint.com.

Required documentation includes:

  • USMLE Step 1, 2CK, 2CS, and 3 scores; and/or COMLEX Step 1, 2, and 3 scores for osteopathic applicants
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Updated CV
  • Personal statement outlining interest in the program

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship
  • Must hold an MD or DO degree