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Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship

The San Francisco Sports Medicine Fellowship is accepting applications for a Sports Medicine, Advanced Knee and Shoulder surgery fellow from July 1 for 12 months.

Interested applicants should submit inquiries and CVs to Dr. James Chen, Fellowship Director, at jchen@aosportsmed.com


Teaching Staff

  • James L. Chen, MD (Director)
  • Patrick J. McGahan, MD
  • Edward C. Shin, MD
  • Neil P. Pathare, MD

Program Address

Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

450 Sutter Street, Suite 400

San Francisco, CA 94108

Phone: (415) 900-3000

Fax: (415) 900-3001



One fellow each year participates in advanced training in knee, shoulder, elbow, hip, foot & ankle surgery. All areas of sports medicine are included with extensive experience in knee and shoulder management.

Fellows attend orthopaedic clinics, open and arthroscopic surgeries, participate in the clinic'€™s journal clubs, teaching conferences, anatomy labs, and industry sponsored workshops. They are expected to prepare publication-quality research. The fellow will operate at Post Street Surgery Center, Pacific Heights Surgery Center, San Francisco Surgery Center, California Pacific Medical Center, and St. Francis Memorial Hospital.


The fellow will work closely with Dr. James Chen who focuses on knee, shoulder, and elbow surgery. In the knee, focus is on primary and multiple revision cruciate ligament reconstruction, complex multi-ligamentous knee reconstruction, and meniscus transplantation. In the shoulder focus is on stabilization and biologic rotator cuff repair. The elbow focus is on open and arthroscopic procedures. The fellow will gain experience in total, partial, and reverse shoulder arthroplasty, total and partial knee arthroplasty.

The fellow will gain experience in Hip and Foot/Ankle pathology with Dr. Edward Shin who focuses on arthroscopic surgery of the hip, knee, shoulder, and foot & ankle. In the hip the focus is on arthroscopic treatment of femoral acetabular impingement.  In the knee the focus is on cruciate reconstruction, meniscus preservation, and cartilage restoration. In the ankle the focus is on arthroscopic treatment of cartilage lesions. Anterior total hip arthroplasty will be covered.

The fellow will gain experience in Knee, Shoulder, Hip, and general Orthopaedics with Dr. Patrick McGahan. Dr. McGahan has an interest in open and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee. He performs arthroplasty of the shoulder, knee, and hip. His arthroscopic focus is on advanced arthroscopic techniques of the knee and shoudler.


The fellow will work with Dr. Neil Pathare who has an interest in open and arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder. In the shoulder the focus is on arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and arthroplasty. In the knee the focus is on anatomic ACL reconstruction. In the shoulder the focus is on complex and revision shoulder surgery.

Team physician training will include experience on the sidelines for a semi-professional soccer team, high school football team and as a ringside physician.
The fellow receives an annual stipend, malpractice insurance, two weeks of vacation, and sponsorship at one continuing education/academic courses.

This is an non-ACGME accredited program appropriate for a US-residency graduate who seeks further specialty training.