The Mount Sinai St. Luke's Roosevelt Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program is an accredited five-year program with three residents in each year.

PGY-1: The PGY-1 year is designed to give the first year residents experience in the surgical and non-surgical care of patients. They gain experience in and develop an understanding of surgical anesthesia, multi-system trauma, plastic surgery/burn care, intensive care and vascular surgery. In addition, the residents will spend three months on the orthopedic service during this year. This year has been specifically designed to include the program requirements delineated by the Residency Review Committee. Monthly rotations will be done on anesthesia, emergency room, burns/plastics and ICU. The remainder of the year is spent within the department of General Surgery, where exposure is gained to multi-system trauma, general surgery and vascular surgery.

PGY-2: This year of orthopedic residency is spent at the St. Luke's site in a structured setting for didactic and practical instruction under the close supervision of the attending staff and PGY-5 orthopedic residents. When on call, residents are the first line of orthopedic consultation from our Level I emergency department and for inpatient consultations. In this capacity, residents perform initial evaluations, admission procedures and/or emergency room treatment, and provide clinic coverage. The clinics include general orthopedics, fractures, spine, hand, and pediatrics. PGY-2’s perform and assist in a full spectrum of orthopedic surgery. By the end of the year, the PGY-2 will be able to perform a complete musculoskeletal evaluation and will begin to feel comfortable with advanced trauma management. Attendance at all academic conferences is required.

PGY-3: During the third post graduate year, an emphasis is placed upon enhancing surgical skills in the operating room and fostering the principles of non-operative and operative treatment. This year includes four months on the Hand Service at the Roosevelt site, four months of general orthopedics and trauma at the Roosevelt site, two months at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center on the Bone Tumor Service, and a two month period dedicated to Research, as well as exposure to Radiology and Rehabilitation.

PGY-4: As a senior member of the orthopedic team, the fourth-year resident begins to assume greater responsibility in patient management and surgical decision making. In addition, they assist in educating the more junior residents and the rotating medical students. This year is separated into three four-month blocks:

  • Chief Resident - Mount Sinai West: The chief resident at Mount Sinai West is responsible for all of the administrative aspects of the clinical service. During this block, there is great operative experience in total joint surgery and sports medicine. The resident is also responsible for presenting cases at weekly Grand Rounds and Mortality and Morbidity meetings.
  • Research Chief: During this four month rotation, with a lighter on-call schedule, the resident is afforded time to work on research projects. In addition, because of the many operative cases at the Mount Sinai West site, there is ample opportunity to help assist on a wide variety of advanced cases in all the subspecialties of orthopedics.
  • Alfred I. duPont Institute (Wilmington, Delaware) The duPont Institute is an international leader in the field of musculoskeletal disorders in children and offers an intensive exposure to a large volume of pediatric orthopedics (four months).

PGY-5: During this fifth year of post-graduate training, each resident will begin to take on the responsibilities of an independent orthopedic surgeon. This year integrates and refines the accumulated knowledge and clinical experience of the first four years. The entire year is spent at the St. Luke's site where four months are spent as the senior administrative resident, four months are spent as the Chief Resident for Pediatrics and Spine, and four months are spent supervising the Hand Service. The entire year is spent teaching the PGY-2 residents the fundamentals of orthopedic surgery. Research time is available during the 4-month Pediatric-Spine rotation. Additional time remains available during the other 8 months of the PGY-5 year at the St. Luke's site.

Fellowships Awarded to Graduates: 2007-2012
Adult Joint Reconstruction - Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic, Alexandria, VA
Adult Reconstructive Surgery - Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard University, Boston, MA
Adult Reconstructive Surgery - Baylor College of Medicine, Waco, TX
Hand - Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery - Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
Pediatrics - Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver, CO
Pediatrics - Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, CA
Shoulder/Elbow - Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI
Spine - St. John's Health Center, Santa Monica, CA
Spine - Leatherman Spine Center, Louisville, KY
Spine - Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
Sports - Sports, Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, Redwood City, CA
Sports - St. Francis Orthopaedic Institute, Columbus, GA
Trauma - Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
Trauma - Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, MD
Trauma - Baylor College of Medicine, Waco, TX

Fellowships Awarded: 2013–2014
Sports – Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
Sports – University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, MI
Sports – University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Adult Joint Reconstruction – Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic, Alexandria, VA

Fellowships Awarded: 2014–2015
Adult Reconstruction, University of Pennsylvania
Adult Joint Reconstruction – Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic, Alexandria, VA
Foot and Ankle, Miami, Florida

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