Orthopaedic Shoulder Fellowship Program

Fellowship search 2010

This year’s applications are coming in and the days set aside for our group interviews are Friday October 29th and Friday November 19th. Also, if those days do not work for you we can probably setup a visit on a Monday; these interviews start at 7:30am to observe a surgery case and you should be done by 11:30am.

If you would like a recommendation for a nearby hotel, I’d say try out the Hotel Kabuki. I believe they will give you a discount if you mention you are visiting the hospital.

The hotel is walking distance to the hospital albeit uphill, and a CPMC shuttle services the hotel beginning at 6:33am.

Hotel Kabuki
1625 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 922-3200

Fellowship Typical Case Load

Many times we get asked about the case load during the year and what types of cases to expect. Scott Humphrey, a previous fellow, provided us with his surgery log during his fellowship. After talking to another former fellow and Dr. Norris, this can be considered a typical case load:

Total number of patient surgeries – 321

Surgeries by location

* Shoulder/arm surgery cases – 216

* Elbow/forearm surgery case – 20

* Hand surgery cases – 85

Arthroscopic vs. open surgery

* Arthroscopic shoulder, elbow and wrist cases – 48

* Open shoulder, elbow and wrist/hand cases – 273

Individual procedures

* Shoulder arthroplasty/joint replacement cases – 125

* Primary standard total shoulder arthroplasties – 30

* Revision standard total shoulder arthroplasties – 11

* Primary reverse total shoulder arthroplasties – 49

* Revision/conversion of hemiarthroplasty or standard total shoulder arthroplasty to reverse prosthesis – 33

* Hemiarthroplasty – 2

* Shoulder arthrodesis – 2

* Biceps Tenodesis – 47

* Rotator cuff repair – 31

* Shoulder adhesiolysis – 10

* AC arthroplasty – 15

* Application of vacuum assistive closure device – 5

* SLAP repair – 11

* Latissimus dorsi tendon transfer – 10

* Shoulder instability repair/capsulorrhaphy/Bankart – 11

* Total elbow arthroplasty – 5

* Dupuytren’s fasciectomy – 12

* Eden-Lange procedure – 1

* Trigger finger/thumb release – 7

* Endoscopic carpal tunnel release – 26

* CMC arthroplasty – 6

* Ulnar shortening/TFCC reconstruction – 4

* Suave-Kapanji procedure – 1

* Arthrodesis hand carpal/digit – 4

* Application of external fixator – 3

* Muscle/tendon/ligament transfer, repair or reconstruction – 25

* ORIF for fracture upper extremity – 18

* Nerve repair/neurolysis/transfer – 11

* Skin graft – 2

* Tricortical iliac crest bone harvest – 30

Getting Here and Lodging

Getting To The Office

Our office is located at 2351 Clay Street, Suite 510. Our building is right next to CPMC-Pacific Hospital at 2333 Buchanan Street, located in the Pacific Heights neighborhood.

Most of you will be flying into San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and getting from there to the city has a lot of options. Taxis will run you about $45 to our office, BART can bring you into the city for about $6 and a car service can run you $60-80 one way. Below is a list of contacts for the options listed:

Taxis from SFO to San Francisco

Bay Area Rapid Transit



We are fortunate to have many great hotels in town and every major hotel chain has a presence here. In the immediate area, two hotels stand out:

Hotel Kabuki

At the base of Pacific Heights in Japantown. Unique blend of Japanese accents with Western comfort. AE, CB, DC, D, MC, V. $$$. Restaurant On-Site. 218 Rooms.

Address: 1625 Post Street
City: San Francisco 94115
Phone: 415-922-3200
Fax: 415-614-5496
Email: jgerney@jdvhotels.com
Website: http://www.hotelkabuki.com

Hotel Tomo

Centrally located with easy access to all major attractions. Quiet, trendy area near shopping, dining, clubs and the Fillmore District. Rooms include refrigerator, iron/ironing board. AE, CB, DC, D, JCB, MC, V. $$. Restaurant On-Site. 125 Rooms.

Address: 1800 Sutter Street
City: San Francisco 94115
Phone: 415-921-4000
Fax: 415-923-1064
Email: bstockdale@jdvhotels.com
Website: http://www.jdvhotels.com

Application Requirements

Fellowship Application Requirements

1. Completed ASES-approved application form

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Completion of an accredited North American residency and applicant must meet eligibility requirements for physician licensure in California

4. Three letters of recommendation, including from your department chair.

5. Participation in the ASES Fellowship match program

Application Deadline

September 1st


Interviews will be conducted in San Francisco on October 30th and November 20th. If applicants are unable to meet on either of these dates, arrangements can be made for other dates.

Fellow Selection

Prospective fellows will usually be notified by the second week of December, once the ASES Fellowship match has occurred.

Brief Description of Shoulder Fellowship

San Francisco Shoulder & Upper Extremity Fellowship
Tom R. Norris, MD, Fellowship Director
H. Relton McCarroll, Jr, MD
James D. Kelly II, MD

San Francisco Shoulder, Elbow & Hand Clinic
2351 Clay Street, Suite 510
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: 415-392-3225
Fax: 415-928-1035

Duration: 1 year (August 1 to July 31)
Deadline: September 1
Stipend: $54,000/year plus benefits
Location: California Pacific Medical Center, Presidio Surgicenter (SF); Shriners Hospital (Sacramento)

Goals and Characteristics

The Fellow will gain experience in the examination of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand in a private practice setting. The emphasis is on tertiary, reconstructive and sports medicine surgery. The Fellow shares the experience with staff members, and may attend bimonthly orthopaedic teaching conferences. The Fellow will learn state-of-the-art approaches to arthroscopic and open treatment of shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand injuries. This includes trauma, arthritic conditions and sports injuries. Approximately 30-40% deals with revision surgery.

The Fellow will also be exposed to the latest techniques in arthroscopy, endoscopic carpal tunnel release, congenital hand anomalies, and nerve repair, as well as the routine reconstructive hand surgery procedures which include Dupuytren’s contracture, arthritis, and trauma. Elbow ligament reconstruction and total elbow replacements comprise the majority of the elbow cases.

Anatomical dissections and preparation of publication-quality research papers are expected in conjunction with the fellowship. Expenses for a national orthopaedic meeting are provided by the office and/or commercial sources. The program design does not qualify the Fellow to take the certificate of added qualification for hand surgery.

This program is part of the ASES Fellow Match. Interviews will be conducted between Labor Day and Thanksgiving. Positions will be offered the second week of December.

Reverse shoulder arthroplasty


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