Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Pediatric Orthopedics Fellowship Curriculum


During this one-year fellowship, up to three fellows will spend time rotating through Texas Children’s Hospital. The faculty consists of 17 full-time pediatric orthopedists involved in all areas of pediatric musculoskeletal care.  

Each fellow will rotate on each of the TCH Orthopaedic services and finish the year with three months of elective time to focus on areas of

  • Hip (2 months)
  • Spine (2 months)
  • Lower Extremity (2 months)
  • Sports/Community Orthopaedics (1 month)
  • CP/Motion analysis (1 month)
  • Trauma (1 month)
  • Elective (3 months)

Our conference schedule includes:

  • Baylor Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds(weekly)
  • TCH Pediatric Surgery Grand Rounds (weekly)
  • Fellow’s Conference - Preoperative indications and postoperative review (weekly)
  • Core curriculum didactic lectures (weekly)
  • Pediatric orthopaedic journal club(quarterly)
  • Motion analysis review (monthly)
  • Complex spine indications (monthly)
  • Multidisciplinary spine review (monthly)
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine and Radiology review (monthly)

Weekday Call


There is no regular weekday call. Occasionally, the pediatric orthopedic fellow will be asked to take calls, such as for resident vacations, OITE, etc.


Weekend Call


Each fellow will take one weekend call with an attending (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) per month. Under the guidance of the on-call attending, the fellow will perform urgent and emergent surgeries with the on-call resident. 




The fellow acts as junior staff with first contact to patients in all areas except the operative suites. The fellow evaluates and constructs management plans which are presented to orthopedic staff. Supervision occurs in all areas either directly or indirectly. In surgery, there is always direct, hands-on supervision for patient safety as well as for instruction in surgical skill attainment requisite for development of a practicing pediatric orthopedic surgeon. The fellow is expected to act as a mentor and educational resource for orthopedic residents and students.