Contact Us

Program Coordinator, Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship Program
Kevin Cerino
Phone: 305-243-3212
Email: kcerino@med.miami.edu

Application Information

Eligibility:
All of our positions are filled through the Orthopaedic Trauma Association SF Match. We do not offer out-of-match positions.

How to Apply:
Applications are accepted via the SF Match Program’s Central Application System.

Deadline:
Applications are accepted from August until November. Interviews are conducted October to March.

Call Schedule

Call is taken from home and each fellow takes, on average, six days of call per month. Primary call at Jackson Memorial Hospital is taken by orthopaedic surgery residents with the fellows available for operative consults three or four days per month. Fellows are also responsible for primary call as an attending at Jackson South Medical Center, two to three days per month.

Locations

Jackson Memorial Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Ryder Trauma Center | Jackson Memorial

1800 N.W. 10th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Ryder Trauma Center/Jackson South Medical Center

9333 SW 152nd Street

Miami, FL 33157

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Program Requirements

Medical Licensing Examination:
All applicants must successfully complete United States Medical Licensing Examination Steps 1, 2 and 3 prior to the start of the program.

Postgraduate Training:
There is postgraduate training required in the form of a successfully completed residency program in orthopaedic surgery. All applicants must be eligible for Florida Medical License.

Visas

The J1-Visa: Alien Physician Program, sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, is the standard visa for residents/fellows who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For specific program eligibility/qualifications or additional information, please contact:

Lourdes Boet
Hospital Services Supervisor
Physician Services Department

Jackson Health System
1611 N.W. 12th Ave. Suite ET-1004
Miami, FL 33136-1096
Phone: 305-355-1122
Fax: 305-355-1123
Email: LBoet@jhsmiami.org

Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship

Mission & Vision

Our mission, at the University of Miami/Jackson Health System Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship, is to provide the highest quality surgical, clinical and research education in the field of orthopaedic trauma surgery. Our vision is to be a preeminent nationally and internationally recognized leader in orthopaedic education and research, as well as to be a leading center of innovation and surgical excellence. We take seriously our responsibility to provide the highest level of orthopaedic care to the people of Miami-Dade County, as well as to all those from near and far that seek our help. We also aim to prepare our graduates to be leading clinician scientists who will serve as assets to their community, strong mentors to future generations of surgeons, and drivers of clinical excellence and scientific discovery.

Mission & Vision

Our mission, at the University of Miami/Jackson Health System Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship, is to provide the highest quality surgical, clinical and research education in the field of orthopaedic trauma surgery. Our vision is to be a preeminent nationally and internationally recognized leader in orthopaedic education and research, as well as to be a leading center of innovation and surgical excellence. We take seriously our responsibility to provide the highest level of orthopaedic care to the people of Miami-Dade County, as well as to all those from near and far that seek our help. We also aim to prepare our graduates to be leading clinician scientists who will serve as assets to their community, strong mentors to future generations of surgeons, and drivers of clinical excellence and scientific discovery.

Program Director’s Welcome

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our University of Miami/Jackson Health System Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship. It is my pleasure to share with you many of the outstanding attributes and accomplishments of our program.

Program Director’s Welcome

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our University of Miami/Jackson Health System Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship. It is my pleasure to share with you many of the outstanding attributes and accomplishments of our program.

Our fellows have an exceptionally strong surgical and clinical experience in orthopaedic trauma surgery. Our service covers all trauma of the lower extremities, upper extremities above the wrist, and pelvis and acetabulum. Our team consists of a group of surgeons with a variety of subspecialty interests that cover the full spectrum of techniques and pathologies encountered in orthopaedic trauma. The volume of high energy trauma seen at our Level I Ryder Trauma Center/Jackson Memorial is very large and includes a high volume of acetabulum, pelvis and severely injured extremities. This already-large case volume is supplemented by an additional 2,800 polytrauma cases at our affiliated Level II trauma center at Jackson South Medical Center. In addition, we treat a large number of post-traumatic problems such as malunion, nonunion and osteomyelitis that come not only from the United States, but also in large numbers from the Caribbean, as well as South and Central America.

In our experience, and to the best of our knoweldge, together this gives our fellowship the largest volume of trauma care at any institution in the United States. Additionally with only one fellowship spot offered, this gives the fellow a tremendous opportunity, on a daily basis, to choose the highest quality learning opportunities to suit their educational needs.

In addition to the outstanding surgical and clinical experiences gained, we are happy to offer our fellows many research opportunities and resources. We were one of the group, we have been part of many groundbreaking studies including the largest prospective study ever in orthopaedic surgery. Together with our two research coordinators, we continue to be actively involved with many large prospective studies through the group. We have a strong and productive biomechanics lab with a very long and successful record of scientific discovery, innovation and publication. In addition, we have many ongoing clinical and basic science studies within the orthopaedic trauma division.

We are also proud of our strong record of innovation and contributions at the vanguard of orthopaedic surgical progress. Our faculty have been involved in many groundbreaking innovations in recent years, including the first description of treatment for lumbopelvic dissociation pattern pelvic fracture with minimally invasive lumbopelvic fixation; the invention of the balanced cable transport and nailing method of salvage for severely injured extremities with bone loss. This method has set a new standard for both successful healing and time to healing rates for these extremely difficult injuries. We have also served as co-developers of the first all-internal method designed to perform bone transport, known as the Bone Transport Nail.

The robust educational program is comprised of multiple activities and components. The orthopaedic trauma team holds daily morning X-ray and case review rounds. The fellow also attends weekly grand rounds with speakers from around the country and the world. In addition, there is an educational lecture series and journal club sessions that the fellow attends and sometimes coordinates. The year also includes a number of other activities such as saw bones exercises and cadaveric dissection through both our own medical school and through the many courses that industry and various societies conduct here in Miami. In tandem, we encourage our fellows to attend the many courses, conferences and learning opportunities outside of the institution during their year of fellowship training.

– Stephen M. Quinnan, MD

Description

In our experience, and to the best of our knoweldge, together this gives our fellowship the largest volume of trauma care at any institution in the United States. Additionally with only one fellowship spot offered, this gives the fellow a tremendous opportunity, on a daily basis, to choose the highest quality learning opportunities to suit their educational needs.

In addition to the outstanding surgical and clinical experiences gained, we are happy to offer our fellows many research opportunities and resources. We were one of the group, we have been part of many groundbreaking studies including the largest prospective study ever in orthopaedic surgery. Together with our two research coordinators, we continue to be actively involved with many large prospective studies through the group. We have a strong and productive biomechanics lab with a very long and successful record of scientific discovery, innovation and publication. In addition, we have many ongoing clinical and basic science studies within the orthopaedic trauma division.

We are also proud of our strong record of innovation and contributions at the vanguard of orthopaedic surgical progress. Our faculty have been involved in many groundbreaking innovations in recent years, including the first description of treatment for lumbopelvic dissociation pattern pelvic fracture with minimally invasive lumbopelvic fixation; the invention of the balanced cable transport and nailing method of salvage for severely injured extremities with bone loss. This method has set a new standard for both successful healing and time to healing rates for these extremely difficult injuries. We have also served as co-developers of the first all-internal method designed to perform bone transport, known as the Bone Transport Nail.

The robust educational program is comprised of multiple activities and components. The orthopaedic trauma team holds daily morning X-ray and case review rounds. The fellow also attends weekly grand rounds with speakers from around the country and the world. In addition, there is an educational lecture series and journal club sessions that the fellow attends and sometimes coordinates. The year also includes a number of other activities such as saw bones exercises and cadaveric dissection through both our own medical school and through the many courses that industry and various societies conduct here in Miami. In tandem, we encourage our fellows to attend the many courses, conferences and learning opportunities outside of the institution during their year of fellowship training.

– Stephen M. Quinnan, MD

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Fellows per Year?

1

Duration of Fellowship?

1 year

Program Highlights

Huge volume of cases as the largest ACS Level I trauma center in South Florida

Groundbreaking innovations, including invention of MIS Lumbopelvic fixation for reconstruction of complex pelvic fractures.

World leaders in limb salvage surgery & post-traumatic reconstruction (1 of the founding core sites for the Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium)

Clinical Experience

Year 1

The fellowship is one year and is not considered an internship. The entire year is dedicated to orthopaedic trauma surgery and involves rotations at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Ryder Trauma Center and Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson South Medical Center.

Serving as the county hospital for Miami-Dade, with 1,550 beds, Jackson Memorial Hospital is utilized as the main teaching hospital. The modern, 72-acre medical campus located minutes from Downtown Miami is part of the 153-acre University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center complex. The average daily orthopaedic inpatient census is 61, and annual orthopaedic outpatient clinic visits total more than 26,500. There is an average of 10,100 operative procedures performed annually by the orthopaedic department. The Ryder Trauma Center Receives approximately 4,000 polytrauma cases, annually.

Jackson South Medical Center is a 262-bed hospital that opened as a Level II trauma center to serve the southern parts of Miami-Dade County and the Florida Keys in 2016. Every year, more than 3,400 surgeries are performed at Jackson South, and approximately 37,000 people visit the emergency department. The Ryder South Trauma Center receives approximately 1,550 polytrauma admissions, annually.

Your Faculty

Shawn Boomsma, MD
Army Surgeon

Austin Heare, MD
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Traumatology

Giselle Hernandez, MD
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Traumatology

Steven Kalandiak, MD
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Traumatology

Stephen Quinnan, MD
Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Traumatology
Director, Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship Program

Fernando Vilella, MD
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Traumatology

Gregory Zych, DO
Christine E. Lynn Distinguished Chair, Orthopaedic Trauma
Professor, Orthopaedic Traumatology

Alumni Placements Include:

Baptist Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine/Ben Taub Hospital
Emory University/Grady Memorial Hospital
Grand Strand Medical Center
Kendall Regional Medical Center
Instituto San Pablo
Mercy Hospital
Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov)
ThedaCare Regional Medical Center
Indiana University

Alumni Placements Include:

Baptist Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine/Ben Taub Hospital
Emory University/Grady Memorial Hospital
Grand Strand Medical Center
Kendall Regional Medical Center
Instituto San Pablo
Mercy Hospital
Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov)
ThedaCare Regional Medical Center
Indiana University