About the San Diego Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship Program
The San Diego Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship was formed in 2005 to educate and train orthopaedic trauma surgeons. 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
- Palomar Medical Center Escondido.
The Program 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.