Medical Education

Program goal

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
Bruce French, MD 

Assistant 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.

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Requirements, applications & salary




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 4 years, each orthopaedic trauma fellow has graduated
with anywhere from 550 to over 800 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 are also involved in product concept design and analysis. Full research department support is available for use, including research directors, biostatisticians and more.


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Previous Graduates

Our previous graduates are successfully employed across the US 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. 


  • 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
  • Must have legal status in the United States


There are three positions available each year. To apply please submit the following:

  • Three letters of recommendation (one from your current Program Director)
  • Completed San Franscisco Match application


  • Salary: $60,000.00
  • Sign-on bonus:  $10,000.00
  • Health Insurance: Employee Health Care Plan available at a nominal cost for single or family.
  • Vision Insurance: Employee Health Care Plan available at a nominal cost for single or family.
  • Dental Insurance: Employee Health Care Plan available at a nominal cost for single or family if you are enrolled in the health care insurance plan.
  • Disability Insurance: Paid for by the hospital.
  • Malpractice Insurance: Paid by the hospital but limited to activities within the training program.
  • Conference and travel expenses for medical education: Reimbursed by hospital, up to $1,800
  • Parking: Free parking in hospital garages.
  • Fitness Center Membership
  • White Coats
  • Meal stipend for meals while on duty.
  • Paid time away (time off): 8 weeks per year


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For more information please contact

Benjamin Taylor, MD
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     

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Joaquin Castaneda, MD

Bruce French, MD

Sanjay Mehta, MD  

Kevin Pugh, MD

Benjamin Taylor, MD

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