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Pediatric Orthopaedics

Welcome to the University of Connecticut Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship at Connecticut Children's Medical Center

Program Director
Mark C. Lee, MD

Thank you for your interest in the Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery fellowship at Connecticut Children's Medical Center. Our one-year, ACGME-accredited program provides fellows with experience in clinical and operative settings. The program immerses fellows in all facets of pediatric orthopaedic care including pediatric spine deformity, pediatric sports medicine, pediatric and young adult hip disorders, limb deformity, and the neuromuscular child. Extensive pediatric trauma experience is offered.

Fellows are regarded as trainees with graduated responsibilities in a mentorship model. Fellows rotate with faculty members for two-month blocks, concurrently evaluating patients and participating in surgeries. Independent practice is gradually advanced.

UConn accepts one Pediatric Orthopaedic fellow per year. The position is filled through the San Francisco Match system (www.sfmatch.org).

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Completion of an ACGME-accredited orthopaedic residency
  • Completion of all 3 USMLE exams
  • U.S. citizenship OR possession of a green card or J-1 visa

Connecticut Children's Medical Center (CCMC) was founded in 1996 and is the only free-standing children's hospital in the state. It is the historical continuation of Newington Children's Hospital, a storied pediatric orthopaedic institution. CCMC receives 315,000 visits annually including more than 35,000 to its primary care center. It is home to a premier neonatology program with a 32-bed NICU in the adjacent Hartford Hospital, and an additional 40-bed NICU in Farmington. The hospital is a Level 1 Pediatric Emergency center and receives referrals from 30 surrounding hospitals. An 18-bed PICU provides the range of acute services. The hospital has 11 satellite offices, three of which (Farmington, Glastonbury, Shelton) are staffed by the Department of Orthopaedics. The hospital has experts in every subspecialty with 135 physicians and numerous mid-level practitioners.

For more information about the program, please contact:
Kathleen Mikulak - Program Coordinator - KMikulak@connecticutchildrens.org