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 and arthroscopic surgery. Five faculty, all trained at different fellowships, bring a rich and broad in-depth learning experience for the fellow. At HFH we have cine-radiography motion analysis, a state of the art lab found only at one other institution in the world at this time. 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 the knee simulator. We provide medical care for 10 high schools and 4 local colleges. The fellow will have the opportunity to become comfortable with musculoskeletal ultrasound and its use in the clinical setting.
Mission and vision
Our mission is to educate the fellow in an environment that will stimulate life long learning in the field of sports medicine. Our vision is to provide this education via hands on experience both in the operating room, in the clinic and on the field and in the gym.
Message from program director:
Our fellowship is designed to provide a specialized education for the advancement of sports medicine. Our fellowship has faculty trained at different fellowship institutes. This variety of experience and the rich learning environment of HFHS make it an excellent fellowship. We partner with our 7 primary care sports faculty and 3 primary care sports fellows to provide an all around sports medicine education. Our lab facilities are outstanding to support the research mission. Our community outreach provides a wealth of opportunity to care for athletes on the field and in the training room. You must visit to appreciate the opportunity that awaits.
Patricia A. Kolowich, M.D.