Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship

Program Director: Patricia A. Kolowich, M.D.
Program Coordinator: Kathy Derrig, C-TAGME

About the program

The Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit is an ACGME approved, one-year fellowship in orthopedic sports medicine. Our faculty embrace the practice of sports medicine, arthroscopy, with an additional emphasis on complex shoulder conditions. Seven faculty, all trained at different fellowships, bring a rich and broad in-depth learning experience for the fellow. At HFH we have a Sports Performance Center in partnership with the Detroit Pistons. This state-of-the-art facility is the largest NBA facility in the league sporting the newest performance enhancement technology and rehabilitation equipment.

The core clinical training for the fellow will focus on surgical and clinical skills. Our faculty specializes in all aspects of shoulder and sports medicine, including shoulder reconstruction and arthroplasty, complex knee surgery, comprehensive elbow care, and hip preservation and arthroscopy. In the clinic, the fellow will learn in a mentorship model with focus on surgical indications and follow-up care. Additionally, the fellow will gain expertise in a variety of office-based procedures such as diagnostic ultrasound and image-guided injections/biologics.

We have 5 PhD laboratory faculty and over 20 orthopedic surgeons of all specialties to enrich the learning environment. Our fellow assists with instruction of the residents during arthroscopic labs, didactic lectures, anatomy dissections and an arthroscopic simulator. We provide medical care for 14 high schools and 5 local colleges as well as the Detroit Pistons and Detroit Lions. The fellow has dedicated training room and game coverage to become comfortable working in team coverage at different levels and a close interaction with athletic trainers, physical therapists, strength and conditioning coaches and other team professionals.

Mission and vision

Our mission is to educate the fellow in an environment that will stimulate lifelong learning in the field of sports medicine. Our vision is to provide this education via hands on experience in the operating room, in the clinic, on the field and in the training room.

Message from program director:

The Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit is an ACGME approved, one-year fellowship in Orthopedic Sports Medicine. Our faculty embrace the practice of sports medicine, arthroscopy, with an additional emphasis on complex shoulder conditions. Seven faculty, all fellowship trained, bring a rich and broad in-depth learning experience for the fellow. At HFH we have a Sports Performance Center in partnership with the Detroit Pistons. This state-of-the-art facility is the largest NBA facility in the league sporting the newest performance enhancement technology and rehabilitation equipment.
Kolowich

 We have 5 PhD laboratory faculty and over 25 orthopedic surgeons of all specialties to enrich the learning environment. Our fellow assists with instruction of the residents during arthroscopic labs, didactic lectures, anatomy dissections and an arthroscopic simulator. We provide medical care for 14 high schools and 5 local colleges as well as the Detroit Pistons and Detroit Lions. The fellow has dedicated training room and game coverage to become comfortable working in team coverage at different levels, along with close interaction with athletic trainers, physical therapists, strength and conditioning coaches and other team professionals. The fellow will also have the opportunity to become comfortable with musculoskeletal ultrasound and its use in the clinical setting.
 
We are proud of the program we have developed and are excited to share it with you. We look forward to getting to know you through the application and interview process and hope to welcome you soon as a Henry Ford Hospital Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellow.

You must visit to appreciate the opportunity that awaits. Our interview date for the 2021-22 Fellowship year, is March 5, 2020.

 

Patricia A. Kolowich, M.D.

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