Orthopedics Fellowship

Nemours Children's Specialty Care in Jacksonville, Fla.

Nemours Children's Specialty Care, Jacksonville, provides a freestanding 1-year Fellowship Training Program in Pediatric Orthopedics in collaboration with nearby Wolfson Children’s Hospital. The program allows you to work with experienced attending physicians who focus on treating children with a wide range of orthopedic conditions.

You’ll have opportunities to gain experience in assessing, evaluating, diagnosing, and treating a wide range of patients, from birth through adolescence, for the full spectrum of orthopedic issues.

Our Fellowship Program

Nemours Children's Specialty Care, Jacksonville, provides a freestanding 1-year fellowship training program in pediatric orthopedics. Collaborating with our nearby affiliate Wolfson Children's Hospital, our orthopedic surgeons and clinical staff can help you acquire knowledge, skill, and judgment in the practice of pediatric orthopedics. You’ll learn to diagnose and treat infants and children for a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders, diseases, and conditions.

The orthopedic fellowship program gives you opportunities to develop your clinical and surgical skills in a setting that allows for independent judgment, while maintaining appropriate supervision by our attending staff. You’ll begin your year exposed to the individual perspectives and areas of concentration of all attending physicians on our faculty.

Our surgeons treat the full spectrum of pediatric orthopedic disease, including spinal deformity, trauma, sports medicine, limb deformity, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, and congenital conditions. Following this broad exposure, you’ll be able to focus on the area(s) that interest you most.

You’ll also participate directly in resident education. Each participant typically will be on call 5 to 6 nights per month, and will have responsibility for managing residents while on call. In addition, you’ll work closely with all attending physicians in their elective clinics and the operating room.

Premier Pediatric Collaboration

Your training is provided through a seamless and time-tested affiliation between Nemours Children's Specialty Care, Jacksonville, and Wolfson Children’s Hospital. As our organizations are joined physically by a walkway 4 floors high, they are joined in a mission to treat children and train tomorrow’s orthopedic specialists.

Our orthopedic practice at Nemours Children's Specialty Care, Jacksonville, one of 30 pediatric subspecialties represented at the clinic, averages approximately 2,400 patient visits per month. We have a strong weekly academic schedule, helping to educate residents from the local University of Florida program, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and the combined U.S. Army/Navy program in Bethesda, MD.

Wolfson is the only tertiary referral children’s hospital in the northeast Florida and southern Georgia region. The 250-bed facility has 12 operating rooms, with approximately 2 to 3 per day dedicated to orthopedics. Wolfson’s emergency department is staffed entirely by fellowship-trained pediatric emergency medicine physicians. The trauma center is Level 3, and we typically see isolated orthopedic trauma.

Contact Us

Kevin Neal, MD

Program Director
(904) 697-3684


Apply for This Fellowship

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