The ACGME-accredited Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery fellowship program at Baylor College of Medicine includes broad-based exposure to all aspects of pediatric orthopedics.
The one-year fellowship includes training in:
- Congenital and developmental abnormalities of the hand, hip, knee, and foot
- Genetic and metabolic disorders
- Brachial plexus and upper extremity congenital and acquired abnormalities
- Limb-length discrepancy and deformity
- Limb deficiencies and prosthetic management
- Neuromuscular diseases and disorders, including cerebral palsy with a state-of-the-art motion
- Analysis laboratory and myelodysplasia
- Musculoskeletal infectious processes
- Osteogenesis imperfecta management
- Scoliosis and spine deformity
Additional emphasis is placed on all aspects of pediatric orthopedic trauma.
Six months of the fellowship are at the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Houston, and six months are at the Texas Children’s Hospital. The faculty consists of 12 full-time pediatric orthopedists and two part-time pediatric spine surgeons involved in all areas of pediatric orthopedics.
We offer Grand Rounds, journal club, preoperative conferences and didactic lectures. Completion of at least one clinical research project leading to manuscript publication in a peer-reviewed orthopedics journal is required. Two projects are strongly encouraged.