Orthopedic Surgery Fellowship

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE

The Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Fellowship Program at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, in affiliation with Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (TJU), trains physicians in advanced skills in pediatric orthopedic surgery. Our program provides in-depth training for a wide spectrum of congenital and acquired musculoskeletal problems in children.

Our one-year program, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), admits up to three fellows annually and includes clinical as well as research components for a well-rounded training experience.

Our Fellowship Program

The Nemours pediatric orthopedic surgery clinical fellowship program provides in-depth training for a wide spectrum of congenital and acquired musculoskeletal problems in children. You’ll gain clinical and surgical competence in the management of a wide range of orthopedic issues, including:

  • complex spine disorders and deformities
  • bone and soft tissue tumors
  • skeletal dysplasia
  • trauma
  • sports-related injuries
  • hand and upper extremity problems
  • neuromuscular disorders
  • disorders of the hip and lower extremities

A Long History of Pediatric Orthopedics Care

Nemours has been setting the standard for pediatric orthopedic care since 1940, when Alfred I. duPont’s philanthropic vision was first realized through the creation of the duPont Institute in Delaware — a place which, for 40 years, was devoted entirely to pediatric orthopedics and led by renowned physicians in the developing field.

Today, we are an international leader in the field of orthopedics for children, with one of the world’s most widely respected pediatric orthopedic practices. Our Skeletal Dysplasia Program is one of the world’s foremost centers in the treatment of skeletal dysplasia, offering expert, state-of-the-art medical and surgical care used to treat children with dwarfism.


Department of Orthopedic Surgery Brochure (PDF) »

Research Opportunities

We believe in the value of research as a key component in a well-rounded fellowship training program in orthopedic surgery. You’ll be encouraged to learn about the process of conducting clinical and basic research and to investigate the research facilities and resources available at our campus. You’ll also receive support for attending research-related meetings and presentations as well as designing, carrying out, and presenting your own studies.


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The Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is adding a five-story expansion to enhance our quality of care for our patients and families.

About Our Hospital in Delaware

The duPont Hospital for Children is a multi-specialty, tertiary care teaching institution located on a 300-acre estate in the scenic Brandywine Valley in Wilmington, Del.

As a program participant, you’ll have access to advanced computer systems for patient care activities, electronic mail, word processing, internet access and library research functions. Among the hospital’s amenities for all staff are:

  • free parking
  • park-like setting
  • gym/fitness center
  • on-site child care center for children of staff
  • massage therapy

Learn More About duPont Hospital for Children »


What's Coming in 2014

We’re building a healthier future for kids by expanding our hospital. Opening in 2014, our enhanced hospital will be like no other in the region — designed by and for families.

Learn About Our Expansion »

Awards & Recognition

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children was ranked No. 5 in Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report's Best Children's Hospitals in 2013-2014.

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Contact Us

Laura L. Gunther

Program Coordinator
(302) 651-5929
laura.gunther@nemours.org

Suken Shah, MD

Program Director
(302) 651-5904
suken.shah@nemours.org

Apply for This Fellowship

Application Requirements
  • curriculum vitae
  • personal statement
  • medical school transcript
  • USMLE scores (all three levels)
  • three letters of recommendation
Interviews

Dec. 13 and 20, 2013
Jan. 10 and 17, 2014