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
Attila Poka, 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 spine, extremity, hand and pelvic trauma management and 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.

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.


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  • 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 OT Association
  • Must have legal status in the United States


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

  • A completed Grant Medical Center residency/fellow application
  • Three letters of recommendation (one from your current Program Director)
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A personal statement
  • A valid ECFMG certificate (if you graduated from medical school outside of the United States)

Salary (2003-04): $60,000.00
Sign-on bonus:  $10,000.00

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For more information please contact

Attila Poka, 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

Attila Poka, MD

Kevin Pugh, MD

Benjamin Taylor, MD

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