Program Description

The Shoulder & Elbow Surgery Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania is an ACGME accredited fellowship within Adult Reconstructive Surgery Orthopaedics. We accept one fellow per year: August 1st - July 31st. The shoulder and elbow service manages in excess of 14,000 outpatient visits per year and performs 1,500 surgical cases per year. This extensive clinical volume guarantees exposure to a wide variety of traumatic, degenerative, and athletic injuries. The fellowship experience includes training in the most advanced arthroscopic and open reconstructive surgeries of the shoulder and elbow with three highly skilled and dedicated shoulder and elbow surgeons. Fellows will participate in weekly grand round lectures and shoulder and elbow morning conferences, present cases and assist residents as needed.

Research, both clinical and basic science, is an integral part of the fellowship experience. The fellow is expected to produce at least one scientific publication at the end of the fellowship. Basic science research is conducted through the McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory under the direction of Louis Soslowsky, PhD. The research team includes a full-time staff of post-doctoral research fellows, pre-doctoral bioengineering students, and two orthopaedic research residents. The clinical research program includes the active participation of the fellows, residents, physician extenders, and therapists involved with the shoulder and elbow service.

Program Leadership


John Gabriel Horneff, III, MD, FAAOS
Program Director, Shoulder & Elbow Surgery Fellowship 


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 Orthopaedics (Shoulder & Elbow Surgery) Fellowship program 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. IMGs interested in our program must be ECFMG certified and have a USMLE Step 3 score included in their application to be considered.

How to Apply

Register and apply through the SF Match by November 1st: program #5186: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Shoulder & Elbow Surgery Program. Incomplete applications or applications submitted after the deadline will not be reviewed. Interview date(s) are posted annually on the SF Match website. Additional fellowship information is available on the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons website.

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