About the Program


​The fellow will have broad exposure to every aspect of sports, including conservative treatment and operative management of:

  • AC Joint Reconstruction
  • ACL Surgery – Primary and Revision
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Cartilage Restoration
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Meniscal Repair and Transplantation
  • MPFL Reconstruction
  • Multi-ligament Knee Injury
  • Muscle transfers for Long Thoracic and Spinal Accessory Nerve Palsies
  • Quadrilateral Space Decompression
  • Rotator Cuff Repair – Arthroscopic and Open
  • SC Joint Reconstruction
  • Scapulothoracic Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder and Clavicle Fractures
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Instability – arthroscopic and open
  • Shoulder Replacement: Resurfacing, Anatomic, Reverse and Complex Revisions
  • Sports Foot/Ankle Surgery
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction

Team Coverage

​Medical coverage is provided for over 700 Division I athletes on 20 teams at the University of Iowa, as well as non-university amateurs and professional athletes.  The fellow is primarily responsible for covering football, and can choose level of involvement with other sports, depending on interest.

Academic Curriculum/Didactic Program

The fellow will participate in weekly multi-disciplinary conferences with primary care sports medicine, radiology, physical therapy, and athletic training.  In addition, there are journal clubs at faculty homes every month to review both current and classic literature in sports medicine.

University of Iowa also has a state-of-the-art surgical skills laboratory, which is used regularly by the fellows and residents to practice arthroscopic surgical techniques as well as for basic science research projects.  There is also an arthroscopic simulator available for use. 

Quick Facts

  • The free-standing Sports Medicine Clinic opened in October 2009
  • The Sports Medicine Clinic has approximately 25,500 visits per year and approximately 1,850 surgical cases per year
  • University of Iowa Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation ranked 27th nationally in 2019-2020 U.S. News & World Report
  • ACGME accredited Sports Medicine Fellowship program began in 1994
  • One fellow per year
  • Possibility for second research year