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Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship

FellowsUH Sports Medicine offers a one-year ACGME accredited Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship. After completion of the program, the fellow will be eligible to sit for the Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine.

Academic Affiliations

About Our Program

The UH Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine fellowship offers a comprehensive surgical and clinical experience with a subspecialty faculty, performing procedures that include:

  • Knee arthroscopy, cartilage restoration, primary and revision ligament reconstruction
  • Shoulder arthroscopy, reconstruction, and arthroplasty
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Elbow arthroscopy and ligament reconstruction
  • Ankle arthroscopy and ligament reconstruction
  • Ultrasound guided injection and biologics

A formal educational and research program has been established with weekly academic conferences and broad research opportunities. The goal is to expose the fellow to a well-balanced experience with clinical and surgical competence, knowledge to serve as a team physician, and structure to participate in the publication of quality research. The fellow will be offered additional opportunities to participate in surgical skills labs, musculoskeletal MRI conferences, physical therapy and educational courses throughout the year.

Team Affiliations

The fellow will participate in the care of athletes at the professional (NFL), collegiate, high school and endurance sport levels. Team affiliations include:

  • Cleveland Browns
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Kent State University
  • Oberlin College
  • Lake Erie College
  • Ursuline College
  • Cleveland Marathon
  • Cleveland Triathlon
  • Area high schools


Michael Karns, MD
Fellowship Director, UH Sports Medicine Institute

Michael J. Salata, MD
Associate Fellowship Director, UH Sports Medicine Institute
Associate Team Physician Cleveland Browns

James E. Voos, MD
Chairman, Department of Orthopedics
Director, UH Sports Medicine Institute
Head Team Physician Cleveland Browns

Other Faculty

Jacob Calcei, MD
Yianni Apostolakos, MD
Robert J. Gillespie, MD
Raymond Chen, MD
Shana Miskovsky, MD
Brian Victoroff, MD
Sean A. Cupp, MD
Robert Flannery, MD
Daniel McFarland, MD

Fellowship Contact Information

Michael Karns, MD
Fellowship Director, UH Sports Medicine Institute

Sydney Cook
Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: 216-286-1093
Email: Sydney.Cook@UHhospitals.org

More Information

ACGME ID no: 2683826153 – Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Program

The UH Sports Medicine fellowship program abides by all of the policies established by the San Francisco Match and the AOSSM pertaining to fellowship selection.

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