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Division of Adult Reconstructive Surgery Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

NYU Langone’s Division of Adult Reconstructive Surgery offers a one-year fellowship under the direction of the chief of the division and fellowship director William Macaulay, MD. The NYU Langone–ISK Adult Reconstructive Fellowship Program provides rigorous subspecialty training and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for five positions.

Our fellowship program is designed for extensive clinical experience in primary and revision knee and hip arthroplasty, with emphasis on a wide range of approaches and techniques, including minimally invasive surgery and computer-assisted surgical navigation. The fellow is involved in all facets of patient care, including clinic coverage and resident education in addition to intensive operating room experience.

Fellows in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery work closely with the resident staff and function as junior attendings. All fellows are expected to pursue at least one scholarly activity during the year and must present the results of their work at a departmental meeting, prior to completion of their fellowship year. Each fellow is responsible for participation in the resident curriculum lecture series.

VIDEO: NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s adult reconstructive surgery fellowship provides a full exposure to all aspects of hip and knee arthroplasty, including the different approaches and technologies used to treat adult reconstruction cases.

Fellow Clinical Training

As a fellow in our program, you are exposed to a wide range of hip and knee conditions and techniques for treatment, including from joint preservation to primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty. You learn about a variety of methods and approaches to diagnose and treat adult reconstructive pathologies. Fellows spend time with the division’s core faculty, who have diverse training backgrounds and unique teaching methods to enhance fellow education. Approximately 75 percent of your time is devoted to operative care, with the remaining 25 percent focused on patient evaluation in outpatient settings and research.

Fellows have five 10-week rotations centered at three main hospital sites during their year of training. The main site for training is at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital. Additional time is spent on clinical rotations at NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital and NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue in Manhattan.

As a fellow, your education prepares you to work in a high-volume and high-technology evidence-based setting. You gain direct experience in procedures such as hip preservation, primary total hip or knee replacement, partial hip or knee replacement, hip and knee revision, and hip resurfacing. All surgical approaches are covered including medial parapatellar, midvastus, and subvastus approaches to the knee, as well as direct anterior, lateral, posterior, and superior approaches to the hip. In training with us, you have the unique opportunity to use all advanced technology in joint reconstruction, including computer navigation, robotics, sensors, three-dimensional printing, and patient-specific surgical plans and implants. We also offer virtual reality modules for trainees to improve their skills in hip and knee replacement in an immersive, risk-free environment.

Fellows participate in the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative management of patients. Clinical judgment and the ability to appropriately indicate patients are vital in training a successful arthroplasty surgeon. Therefore, you spend an average of one day a week in a private office or clinic seeing patients.

The average case volume per fellow is approximately 450 to 500 cases a year.

Fellows' Exposure to Hip Versus Knee

Region Approximate Percentage
Primary Hip 30 percent
Primary Knee 30 percent
Revision Hip 15 percent
Revision Knee 20 percent
Other (Joint Preservation, Arthroscopy, etc.) 5 percent

Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Faculty Leadership

William Macaulay, MD
Ran Schwarzkopf, MD
Claudette M. Lajam, MD
Vinay K. Aggarwal, MD
Matthew Hepinstall, MD
Morteza Meftah, MD
Joshua C. Rozell, MD

NYU Langone–ISK Fellowship Alumni

One of the most important aspects of training in our program is the vast network of alumni from our program throughout the years, including through the historic partnership with the Insall-Scott-Kelly (ISK) Institute. This network provides significant support to the professional, academic, and personal growth of fellows throughout their careers and beyond. For example, our fellow alumni are located throughout the country, which has helped current fellows with job placement and other networking opportunities. Our relationship with the ISK Institute enables us to play a large role in the International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (ICJR), such as developing content for meetings.

How to Apply

Please submit all application materials for our fellowship directly through SF Match. Candidates from outside North America who are eligible for a J-1 visa are encouraged to apply.

Our one-year fellowship program runs from August 1 to July 31. You receive a stipend commensurate with your postgraduate year of training, plus benefits. Learn more about graduate medical education at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, and access information for incoming house staff.

Contact Us

For more information about our fellowship program, please contact Karina Rustia, MBA, our fellowship coordinator, at 212-598-2783 or