Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship Program


The Division of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases (HJD) has been a leader in its clinical, educational, and research missions. Since 1994, the clinical fellowship program has offered trainees high-volume experience and diverse surgical opportunities. Fellows receive extensive clinical experience in both the non-surgical and surgical management of shoulder and elbow injuries and diseases.


The education programs at NYU HJD are rooted in the very origins of orthopedic education in the United States, which traces its origins to the nineteenth century and its long-term association with Bellevue Hospital. When Dr. Lewis Albert Sayre was appointed Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Fractures, and Dislocations at Bellevue in 1853, it represented the first orthopedic professorship in North America. Dr. Sayre held this title, and later that of Professor of Clinical Surgery, until 1898, when Bellevue Hospital Medical College merged with University Medical College of NYU to become the New York University School of Medicine.

The history of the HJD begins in 1905, when the brothers Henry and Herman Frauenthal, physicians with a mission to help children with infantile paralysis, founded the Jewish Hospital for Deformities and Joint Diseases. The highlights of HJD orthopedics include the establishment of orthopedic pathology, the first research on arthroscopic techniques in this country, the development of orthopaedic procedures for treating polio and congenital deformities in children, and the establishment of the first biomechanics laboratory in the United States. The education and mentoring of future generations of surgeons was the mission of both institutions from their inception.


The fellows participating in the educational programs at NYU HJD can take advantage of the diverse and vibrant community outside the Hospital walls. The four primary facilities at which residents and fellows practice NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Tisch Hospital, NYU Langone Outpatient Surgery Center, and Hospital for Joint Diseases Ambulatory Care Services are located within a 17-block radius in the Gramercy and Kips Bay neighborhoods of Manhattan. Our location in the heart of one of the world’s most exciting and culturally-rich metropolitan areas provides yet another facet to the educational experience at our institution.

The Housing Services Office at NYU Langone Medical Center recognizes the challenges involved in the search for affordable housing in and around New York City and acts as a housing resource for faculty, students, and staff at the medical center.