About Unite Orthopaedics Foundation
Unite Orthopaedics Foundation is a 501c3 organization founded in 2004 with a commitment to excellence in the discipline of orthopaedic traumatology and fracture care.
To improve the care of orthopaedic trauma and fracture patients through education, research, and collaboration.
- Train an orthopaedic trauma fellow in the discipline of orthopaedic traumatology and fracture care in a private practice orthopaedic trauma setting.
- Contribute to the growing body of orthopaedic traumatology research and education to benefit patient care and surgeon wellness.
- Maintain a national platform to share, collaborate, and exchange information on the latest innovations and advancements in treating various orthopaedic trauma injuries, practice optimization, and surgeon wellness.
About The San Diego Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship
Since 2005, the San Diego Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship has educated and trained orthopaedic surgeons who go on to work in orthopaedic practices in different settings across the country. Under the mentorship of Jeffrey M. Smith, MD, FACS, FAAOS, CPC, Harmeeth S. Uppal, MD, FAAOS, and Joel J. Smith, MD, the San Diego Orthopaedic Trauma Fellow cares for orthopaedic trauma and fracture patients at three hospitals in San Diego County – Sharp Memorial Hospital San Diego, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Palomar Medical Center Escondido.
Program leadership strives for the fellow to make substantial advancements in surgical skill and clinical judgment during their one-year experience. The fellow will receive substantial operative time with mentorship from faculty, and a comprehensive educational curriculum to supplement their hands-on experience. The educational curriculum includes an indications conference where pre-operative and post-operative xrays are discussed, University Grand Rounds Conference, and monthly morbidity and mortality conference. The fellow will spend time with each faculty member in the operating room and clinic, and learn advanced trauma principles and current literature. The fellow will attend monthly journal clubs and present one month. The fellow is also required to complete a research project with guidance from the faculty.
About Pushing The Envelope Annual Conference
The mission of the conference is to safely expand the limits of orthopaedic trauma care to benefit patient outcomes and the surgeon practice experience.
Nationally renowned leaders in orthopaedic trauma provide instruction during hands-on workshops, lead interactive discussions, and share their experiences with the latest methods and most challenging cases.