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Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship - Grant Medical Center

Medical Education

Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship - Grant Medical Center

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Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship - Grant Medical Center

This one year fellowship is designed to produce an orthopaedic surgical specialist who is an expert in the evaluation and management of orthopaedic trauma and critically ill patients through analytical skills, surgical judgment, research and self-directed study.


Program Director

Benjamin Taylor, MD

Program Objectives

  • To teach the skills of managing orthopaedic trauma and critically ill surgical patients by working with established orthopaedic trauma experts
  • To present knowledge about techniques of major extremity, hand, pelvic and thoracic trauma management, with general management of the multiple trauma victim
  • To gain extensive operative experience with internal and external fixation techniques


During the fellowship, you will be under the supervision of senior attending orthopaedic trauma surgeons.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting initial evaluation and the formulation of a treatment plan for the acute trauma patient on admission
  • Participating in the surgical treatment of the trauma patient
  • Monitoring patients daily during the post-traumatic period
  • Participating in daily rounds with the attending physician
  • Documenting consults and operative notes in a timely manner
Cases by the numbers:
Over the last four years, each orthopaedic trauma fellow has graduated
with anywhere from 600 to over 900 surgical cases.

Trauma Admissions


Ortho Trauma Procedures


Femoral Shaft Fracture IMN (27506)


Pelvic (27216-27218) & Acetabular (27226-27228)


Clinical conferences, seminars, small discussion groups, journal clubs and one-on-one instruction are integral parts of the fellowship. The didactic program includes:

  • Weekly Orthopaedic X-Ray Conference
  • Monthly Journal Club
  • M&M Conferences

You will be expected to participate in clinical research leading to the publication of at least one manuscript. Our department is actively involved in several current and upcoming research studies, including several multi-center studies and others funded by Department of Defense grants. We are active in clinical and biomechanical research studies, and we are also involved in product concept design and analysis. Full research department support is available for use, including research directors, biostatisticians and more.

Previous Graduates

Our previous graduates are successfully employed across the U.S. in various locations and environments. Our training allows alumni to successfully gain and maintain employment in Level I or Level II trauma facilities, as well as in teaching insititutions.

Admission and Eligibility Requirements

  • Appointments usually begin on July 1, except for sports medicine, trauma, hospital medicine and orthopaedic trauma, which begin on August 1.
  • Appointments are made through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) for family medicine, sports medicine and colon and rectal surgery fellowship programs.
  • Appointments for the podiatric medicine and surgical residency programs are made through the Central Application Service for Podiatric Residencies (CASPR).
  • Residencies are open to graduates of LCME-, AOA-, and CPME-accredited medical schools and also, when applicable, of approved ACGME or AOA residencies.
  • Fellowships are open to graduates of approved ACGME or AOA residencies.
  • Preadmission physical exam and current immunization record are required.
  • Personal interviews are required.
  • United States citizens and permanent immigrants who graduate from medical schools outside the United States must be certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).

          3624 Market Street
          Philadelphia PA 19104

  • Grant Medical Center will consider applicants who are U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, asylees and refugees, and other individuals with work authorizations that do not require visa sponsorship by Grant. 
  • Residents enrolled in the family medicine, geriatrics, sports medicine, podiatric medicine and surgery, and colon and rectal surgery residency programs must apply for an Ohio Training Certificate from the State Medical Board of Ohio.
  • Fellows enrolled in the trauma, orthopaedic trauma and breast fellowships must apply for a permanent medical license from the State Medical Board of Ohio. Licensure application fee will be reimbursed by Grant Medical Center.
  • Information about licensure is available from

          State Medical Board of Ohio
          30 East Broad Street, 3rd Floor
          Columbus, OH 43215-6127
          Phone: 6140466-3934
          Fax: 614-728-5946

          (Note: Applications may be downloaded from their web site).

Additional eligibility criteria:

  • Ohio State Medical License
  • Board Eligible Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Graduate of an ACGME or AOA approved orthopaedic surgery residency
  • Apply through the San Francisco Match Program


For more information please contact

Benjamin Taylor, MD, FAAOS
285 E. State Street, Suite 500
Columbus, OH 43215

JoAnn Rodehaver
Team Leader
Medical Education
285 E. State Street, Suite 670
Columbus, OH 43215
Fax: 614-566-8073