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.


WE HAVE TWO OPENINGS FOR FELLOWS IN 2015-16.  ONE ACGME ACCREDITING POSITION AND ONE NON-ACCREDITED POSITION! For information regarding these positions, please contact our GME Director, Sherry Gammache at sgammache@beaconortho.com

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, Sherry Gammache at sgammache@beaconortho.com


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


Current Fellows 2014-2015


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.


Andrew J. Razzano, DO, graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology with a Pre Medical Major.  While at Ohio University he preformed research in aging, growth hormone, obesity, and diabetes under Dr. John Kopchick (Goll Oh Emin Scholar).  During this time he was awarded the Rush Elliot Award and Scholarship for academically outstanding senior, the Outstanding Biomedical Science Award for superior performance in basic science studies and research, and was named an AMVETS Scholar for his research in veterans’ diabetes.  He was chosen his senior year to participate in the SURF (Summer Undergraduate Research) program at Ohio University’s College of Osteopaths’ Medicine where he was involved in growth hormone proteomics.  Dr. Razzano earned his degree in Osteopathic Medicine from the Ohio University College of Medicine and completed his orthopedic surgical residency at Affinity Medical Center in Massillon, Ohio.  During his residency, he preformed research on Indirect MR Arthrography for detecting labral pathology in a young patient population.  He has presented his research at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Mid- American Orthopaedic Association, the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the American Academy of Pediatrics national conferences.  Dr. Razzano is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, American Osteopathic Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Ohio Osteopathic Association, and the International Cartilage Repair Society.   He is married to his wife, Suzy, who is a Physical Education Teacher and Certified Yoga instructor.  

Ian S Rice, MD, attended St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where he earned Magna Cum Laude with Honors Distinction with a Bachelor of Arts in Zoology and Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science.  Dr. Rice received his Medical Degree from The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Hamot Hospital in Erie, PA.  During his residency Dr. Rice completed research on Platelet-Rich Plasma Augmentation of Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair, Methods of Determining Intraoperative Leg-Length Discrepancy in Total Hip Arthroplasty, and BMP-2 Augmentation of Nonunion Repair in the Hand and Wrist; among other publications and presentations.  He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Medical Association.  His wife, Michelle, is a neonatal intensive care nurse.  They have two children: Jack (3) and Charlotte (1).   

 

Contact Information

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
Beacon’s facilities.

For further information you may contact Sherry Gammache, Graduate Medical Education Director at sgammache@beaconortho.com or phone 513-530-3060 or Fax 513-354-3729. Applications are accepted through the AOSSM and San Francisco Match (www.sfmatch.org.) each calendar year.


Links

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