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.
2012 Beacon Orthopaedics Sports Medicine Fellowship Conferences
The 2012 Beacon Orthopaedics Sports Medicine Fellowship Conference schedule has been officially announced. Please click here for a full list of topics and dates. All conferences are from 7:00am to 8:00am and are held at the Summit Woods location. If you have any questions, please contact Sherry Gammache at 513-530-3060.
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
The Fellowship Program falls under the direction of Timothy E. Kremchek, MD, Medical and Fellowship Director for Beacon Orthopaedics and Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon & Medical Director for the Cincinnati Reds. During the year, fellows will participate in the Cincinnati Reds major league game coverage and spring training and physicals in Arizona. Beacon physicians provide medical services to the Cincinnati Cyclones, Xavier University, several other colleges and many high schools in the southwestern Ohio, southeastern Indiana and northern Kentucky area with continuous exposure and participation in various sporting events.
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 five 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 the attending at two major Cincinnati hospitals, West Chester Hospital and Good Samaritan/Bethesda North Hospital.
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.
David Argo, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Clinical Faculty, Research, and Educational Program Instructor, Medical Director for the Cincinnati Cyclones.
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
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
The fellowship includes a comprehensive didactic curriculum through a series of journal clubs and conferences. This conference series covers the full spectrum of musculoskeletal and medical topics in sports medicine. Weekly we host a sports medicine lecture series that covers non-surgical and surgical sports medicine topics. Faculty and fellows conduct research and present these lectures along with invited guest speakers who are experts in field of orthopaedics and orthopaedic sports medicine. Monthly we host an orthopaedic sports medicine journal club. Fellows are given a current topic of interest by the program director from a major peer reviewed orthopaedic journal, he/she must research the article and review it with his/her peers for evaluation and analysis.
Research is a mandatory requirement of the fellowship. At least one published paper 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.
Fellows accepted to the orthopaedic sports medicine program should 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.
Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine - Beacon West
6480 Harrison Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45247 513-354-3700
Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine - Summit Woods
500 E. Business Way, Sharonville, OH 45241 513-354-3700
Good Samaritan – Bethesda North Hospital
10500 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45242-4415
West Chester Hospital
7700 University Drive
West Chester, OH 45069 513-298-3000
Current Fellows 2012-13
Bradley W. Dyrstad, MD is a graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois, and successfully completed his Orthopaedic Residency Program also at the Southern Illinois University. He received his undergraduate degree from Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, where he graduated Summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts with Biology and Pre-Med Majors. Dr. Dyrstad has done multiple research studies and presented his findings at orthopaedic symposiums during his residency. He has published manuscripts of his research studies in major orthopaedic journals. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. His wife, Sara, is a Radiologist specializing in Mammography.
Michael D. Myers, DO is a graduate of West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg, West Virginia, and successfully completed his Orthopaedic Residency at Affinity Medical Center, Massillon, Ohio; where he was Chief Intern. He received his undergraduate degree from West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, West Virginia. Dr. Myers has conducted multiple research studies and presented his findings at orthopaedic symposiums during his residency. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. His wife, Stephanie, is a corporate recruiter for Civil and Environmental Consultants, Cincinnati.
Sherry Gammache, Graduate Medical Education Director
Sherry’s 25 years of experience and knowledge in Continuing Medical Education and Graduate Medical Education with Vanderbilt Medical Center and Hospital Corporation of America, both in Nashville, Tennessee, and most recently with the Andrews-Paulos Research and Education Institute in Gulf Breeze, Florida; assures the quality and integrity within accreditation guidelines and procedures required to maintain the highest standards of graduate medical education in
For further information or you wish to apply for the fellowship, please send your CV, personal statement and three letters of recommendation directly to Sherry Gammache, Graduate Medical Education Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 513-530-3060 Fax 513-354-3729. Electronic copies are preferred. (Future applications, for 2013 fellows, will proceed according to the rules of the AOSSM SF Match www.aossm.org)
American Medical Association www.ama-assn.org
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education www.acgme.org
Federation of State Medical Boards www.fsmb.org
Internet Society of Orthopaedic Surgery & Trauma www.orthogate.org
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons www.aaos.org
American Society for Orthopaedic Sports Medicine www.aossm.org
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine www.amssm.org
Arthroscopy Association of North America www.aana.org