Fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Hip at Lenox Hill Hospital


About us

The adult reconstructive hip fellowship program at Lenox Hill Hospital offers physicians exposure to a high volume and variety of reconstructive surgical problems. Fellows work closely with attending physicians at Lenox Hill Hospital to learn the principles of evaluation and treatment of adult reconstructive procedures primarily involving the hip.

The faculty, which includes nationally and internationally recognized surgeons, has developed a curriculum for each of the major surgical procedures and out-patient experience with “specialty specific” educational milestones. The curriculum incorporated the six general competencies outlined by the ACGME.  It is the goal of the program to work with our adult reconstruction fellows and assist them in developing in each level of competency throughout their fellowship year. Fellows have numerous opportunities to see different types of adult reconstruction hip disorders and injuries because of their intensive exposure to private and faculty practices.

Fellows learn primary hip arthroplasty primarily via the mini-posterior approach and the direct anterior approach, as well as exposure to the anterolateral approach for primary and revision cases. Conversion of prior surgeries to THA and the treatment of arthritis related to the sequelae of pediatric hip disease and hip dysplasia are also taught. Difficult exposures of hip revisions and extensile approaches such as ETO's, the management of bone loss and instability through algorithmic approaches are also covered.

This fellowship emphasizes clinical research and provides resources for original work. It is expected that each fellow will complete at least one research project accepted for presentation at a national meeting and have prepared at least one paper accepted for publication in a peer review journal.

Application process

Applicants interested in the adult reconstructive orthopaedic hip fellowship training program at Lenox Hill Hospital should apply through the San Francisco Match, which allow applications starting Sept. 1. There are two fellowship positions available for orthopaedic surgeons who have completed an accredited orthopaedic residency training program.

No applications are reviewed after Dec. 31.

Essential application information includes:

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Four (4) letters of recommendation
  • USMLE Step 1,2 and 3
  • Application completed through SFMatch.com

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Our faculty

Program director

Jose Antonio Rodriguez, MD

Additional faculty

Elliott Bruce Hershman, MD

  • Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
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