Timothy Stephens Orthopaedic Fellowship

Timothy L. Stephens Jr., MD

Supported by a $916,000 grant from the Saint Luke's Foundation, University Hospitals has launched an innovative program designed to strengthen and expand the participation of underrepresented minority medical students in the profession of orthopedic surgery. Named in honor of the first African-American orthopedic surgeon in the state of Ohio, the Timothy L. Stephens Jr., MD, Orthopedic Fellowship will select one medical student each year to participate in intensive clinical and research opportunities under leading orthopedic specialists at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.

Timothy L. Stephens Jr., MD, was the first African-American orthopedic surgeon in the State of Ohio and the first African-American attending surgeon in the Department of Orthopaedics at UH Cleveland Medical Center. Known as a renaissance surgeon, Dr. Stephens' career is exemplary for his clinical practice, leadership, teaching and public service.


Saint Luke's Foundation

Based in Cleveland, Saint Luke's Foundation is committed to diversity and supporting efforts to educate, recruit and retain underrepresented minorities in medical professions.


Purpose

University Hospitals, one of the leading orthopedic teaching hospitals in the country, is committed to increasing the number of underrepresented minority medical students pursuing careers in orthopedic medicine.

The Timothy L. Stephens Jr., MD, Orthopedic Fellowship seeks to provide additional opportunities for underrepresented minority medical students interested in pursuing a career in orthopedic medicine.


University Hospitals Department of Orthopaedics

The Department of Orthopaedics at the UH Cleveland Medical Center, is consistently ranked as one of the top programs in the United States by the National Institutes of Health. Under the direction of Randall E. Marcus, MD, the department is a leader in providing outstanding care to patients for the treatment of musculoskeletal problems.


Application Process

Learn more about the Timothy L. Stephens Jr., MD, Orthopedic Fellowship Application Process.