Program Description

The Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania is an ACGME accredited program that offers three fellowship positions a year: August 1st - July 31st. It is designed to give intensive experience in all phases of adult reconstruction, in particular the hip and knee. The fellowship experience is integrated with the residency program and after appropriate experience and background, the fellow will supervise the Hip and Knee Clinic, as well as adult reconstruction on the clinic service. There is significant clinical exposure, and the fellow will obtain excellent operating experience.

As of August 1, 2020 Penn Medicine has partnered with Virtua and Reconstructive Orthopedics (RO) under the direction of Dr. Scott Schoifet to expand the fellows' orthopedic experience. Virtua/RO is a high volume arthroplasty program in a community setting. They specialize in robotic assisted surgery and outpatient arthroplasty both in a hospital and ASC. Over a four month rotation, fellows will gain valuable experience in these techniques as well the infrastructure necessary to develop a successful high volume outpatient program. 

Finally, the fellow is encouraged to participate in the extensive teaching conferences and research seminars, which are an integral part of the residency program. There is an active laboratory available for fellows who are interested in pursuing laboratory research. It is anticipated that each fellow will become involved in research, either on a clinical or laboratory project related to adult reconstruction.

Program Leadership


Gwo-Chin Lee, MD
Program Director, Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship 

Penn Faculty

Virtua Faculty

Program Administration

Shannon Savelloni, MA, C-TAGME
Medical Education Coordinator


Applicants must have completed an Orthopaedic Surgery Residency in an ACGME-accredited or RCPSC or CFPC-accredited residency program in Canada to be considered for the Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. Qualification is also dependent upon successful completion of USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3 as well as the ability to obtain licensure in the state of Pennsylvania and employment in the United States. For IMGs considering our program, you must be ECFMG certified and have taken USMLE Step 3 for your application to be considered complete for review.

How to Apply

To apply to the Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship program, register with the SF Match and submit your application to program #3943 "Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedics - Adult Hip & Knee Fellowship" by December 1st. Incomplete applications or applications submitted after the application deadline will not be considered. 


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