Sports Medicine Fellowship Program

Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is home to the Beacon Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, Inc., that provides a one-year curriculum of didactics and hands-on experience to graduating orthopaedic physicians who choose to specialize in orthopaedic sports medicine. The fellowship provides a comprehensive well-rounded experience with emphasis on developing an expansive clinical and surgical experience, all taught by Beacon physicians. Fellows work closely with our physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists, and other clinical and research staff in surroundings conducive to preparing the fellow for a successful career in orthopaedic sports medicine.

Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship

Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine accepts 2 fellows per year.

Duration: 1 year (August 1 through July 31)
Salary and benefits: $50,000 annual salary + benefits; reimbursement of licensing and credentialing fees, paid medical mal-practice fees, and up to $3000 annually for program director approved outside educational programs. Medical and disability insurance is offered for the fellow and additional family medical coverage at Beacon employee rates. Housing is not provided.
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Under the guidance of Fellowship Director, Timothy E Kremchek, MD, Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Surgeon, all fellows at Beacon will be offered the training and experience needed for a successful and rewarding career in orthopaedic sports medicine.  Curriculum includes diagnostic care and surgery, high school/college team coverage in southwestern Ohio, southeastern Indiana and northern Kentucky; including the coordination of care with athletic trainers and physical therapists, and research opportunities.   Each fellow will be designated as a team physician for his/her assigned college and high school athletic event(s) during the training year.
Beacon is the official medical provider to the Cincinnati REDS.  All fellows will gain hands-on experience caring for the professional baseball athlete during spring training in Goodyear, Arizona, for approximately two months and also during the regular season.  

Clinical Experience:
Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine has four locations in the Cincinnati area. Fellow(s) will train at two of the main facilities, Beacon Summit Woods in Sharonville and Beacon West in Cincinnati. The fellowship is balanced between these two clinical office settings and two ambulatory surgery centers. One of the highlights for our fellows will be the opportunity to gain considerable experience in the two clinics. The two out-patient surgery centers, rehabilitation centers and D-1 Sports Training center are in the same facility as both Beacon medical office(s) making for even more convenience during the fellows’ training. The fellows will work with six orthopedic surgery attendings and one primary care sports medicine attending. One of the strengths of our program is the training the fellows will receive by working with a group of diversely-trained faculty. 

The fellowship is an extremely active surgical experience at both Beacon ambulatory surgery centers with a balanced exposure to open and closed surgical treatment of the shoulder, elbow, knee, foot/ankle, hand, and hip with an emphasis on open reconstruction of the elbow.  The fellow will also conduct surgery with his/her attending at several major Cincinnati hospitals to include UC West Chester Hospital, TriHealth Good Samaritan and Bethesda North Hospitals, and The Christ Hospital.

Supervising Physicians

 Timothy E. Kremchek, M D, Medical and Fellowship Director; Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Clinical Faculty, Research, and Educational Program Instructor, Medical Director for the Cincinnati Reds. 

Steve Hamilton, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Clinical Faculty, Research, and Educational Program Instructor

 Robert Burger, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Clinical Faculty, Research, and Educational Program Instructor, Medical Director for Xavier University Athletics.

Peter S. Cha, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Clinical Faculty, Research, and Educational Program Instructor , President- Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Glen McClung, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Clinical Faculty, Research, and Educational Program Instructor

Robert Rolf, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Clinical Faculty, Research, and Educational Program Instructor 

Henry Stiene, MD, Primary Care Sports Medicine Clinical Faculty and Educational Program Instructor

Educational Program

The fellowship includes a comprehensive curriculum that hosts a full spectrum of musculoskeletal and medical topics in orthopaedics and sports medicine.  Through a series of journal clubs, weekly didactic conferences and patient case studies, both non-surgical and surgical sports medicine topics are reviewed. Faculty and fellows conduct research and present their findings along with invited guest speakers who are experts in field of orthopaedics and sports medicine. Each fellow is expected to coordinate multiple presentations and to participate and lead discussion in journal clubs.  Within our surgical bio-skill laboratories, we facilitate education on new techniques, new surgical products and new procedures that speed efficiencies and improve outcomes for orthopaedic patients. 

Our weekly sports medicine fellowship conferences are broadcast via WebEx through a private web-link provided by Beacon.  Most are free of charge and provide CME credit for physicians. 

For information regarding these educational forums contact our GME Director, Jen Davis -

Research Component

Research is a mandatory requirement of the fellowship. At least one research project is considered the minimum expectation of our fellows. Generally, the fellows will have one day per week for research, although there will ample time throughout the week for additional reading and research.

Selection Criteria
Fellows accepted to the orthopaedic sports medicine program must have completed an ACGME-accredited residency in Orthopaedic Surgery and be a graduate of a medical school in the U.S.A. accredited by the ACGME (or ECFMG equivalent); have or be able to obtain a full unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Ohio. Our fellows will be selected for the fellowship through the Sports Medicine Match sponsored by the AOSSM, administered by the San Francisco Match. The academic year is August 1st through July 31st, thus allowing time for the graduating resident to prepare for written board examinations, move and get acclimated to Cincinnati, Ohio.

Training Locations
Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine - Beacon West
6480 Harrison Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45247 

Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine - Summit Woods
500 E. Business Way, Sharonville, OH 45241 

2012-13 Graduates

Bradley W. Dyrstad, MD

Michael D. Myers, DO

2013-2014 Graduates

Lucas B. Richie, MD

Brian R. Wallace, DO

2014-2015 Graduates

Andrew J. Razzano, DO

Ian S Rice, MD

Current Fellows 2015-2016

Benjamin F. Donohue, MD, is a graduate of Dartmouth College (BA, Phi Beta Kappa), Columbia University (MD) and Harvard University (MBA).  He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Tufts University.  Dr. Donohue is ATLS- and ACLS-certified.  He is a member of the AAOS and the AMA.  He speaks Spanish, is learning French, and recently worked in Saudi Arabia. He has taught for the Princeton Review and the Fullbridge Program and has done basic science, clinical, and policy research.

Brad J. Conner, DO

Brean D. McCarthy, DO


American Medical Association
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
Federation of State Medical Boards
Internet Society of Orthopaedic Surgery & Trauma
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Society for Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
Arthroscopy Association of North America