The Total Joint Fellowship Program at Wake Forest School of Medicine serves to prepare fellows for a career as a clinical or academic adult reconstruction surgeon. Our program provides a balance of operative experience and clinical time, as well as protected research time. 

SF Match ID: 4524

Program Goals

The fellowship is designed to provide a complete experience in total joint education and in depth understanding of the treatment of complex arthroplasty problems. We want to provide the educational building blocks to lay a foundation for the management of any pathology that one will encounter in practice. At the completion of fellowship, you should be able to:

  • Evaluate patients and develop treatment pathways
  • Determine surgical indications
  • Medically optimize patients for surgical intervention
  • Formulate and execute surgical plans
  • Complete at least one, publishable paper

“This fellowship enforces the fundamentals of total joint arthroplasty and prepares you to face the challenges of being a competent, high-volume and well-rounded Joint Reconstruction Specialist. You are groomed to operate and think at the highest level, while demanding excellence in patient care and patient outcomes.“ – past fellow

“The fellowship in adult reconstruction at Wake Forest Baptist Health was a career-defining and life-changing year. Not only did I get equipped with the tools and skills necessary to embark on a successful career as a joint replacement specialist, but I was also able to learn from incredible mentors who I now consider lifelong friends.” – past fellow