• Trauma Fellowship


The Trauma Fellowship is a one-year program designed to prepare an orthopaedic surgeon for a career in orthopaedic traumatology and post- traumatic reconstructive surgery, in either a full-time academic setting or private practice.

Clinical training is provided in all aspects of trauma, with particular emphasis on multifaceted problems, including blunt poly-trauma, open fractures, complex periarticular fractures, and intricate pelvic and acetabular fractures. Post-traumatic reconstructive experience comprises mal-unions, non-union, bone defects, and fusions.

Trauma fellows, along with the chief resident on the service are responsible for all aspects of patient care. Three junior residents also rotate on the service. Rotating Schedules provide ample exposure in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

In addition to our basic inpatient and outpatient trauma service, we operate a regional referral pelvic and acetabular fracture service. This service has dedicated weekly elective surgical time and offers year round access to complex cases.

Our philosophy is to afford the trauma fellow as much independence as possible, yet provide 100% attending coverage to guarantee an optimal learning environment.

Fellows are expected to participate in clinical and basic science research and in the resident and student teaching programs. Our laboratory offers many opportunities for basic science research, but clinical studies are also performed. It is anticipated that each fellow’s research will result in a national presentation and publication.

Fellows, along with the faculty are responsible for the supervision and teaching of the students and residents assigned to their service. In addition, the fellow is expected to give 3-4 presentations during the year, and participate in the resident core curriculum series.

Why UC Davis?


UC Davis Health is recognized as one of America’s best employers, renowned for its commitment to diversity and reducing health disparities. Its top-ranked, nationally recognized School of Medicine, School of Nursing, Medical Center and Children’s Hospital are located in affordable Northern California. The region celebrates a vibrant, diverse culture and nationally acclaimed farm-to-fork culinary scene, as well as the natural beauty of nearby state and national parks.

Why Sacramento?


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Our team

Mark Lee, M.D.
Fellowship Director
Chief of Trauma Service

Jonathan Eastman, M.D.
Chief of Trauma Service
Associate Professor

Ellen Fitzpatrick, M.D.
Assistant Professor

UC Davis Medical Center is the only tertiary referral center for the Sacramento area and inland Northern California. Our Orthopaedic Trauma Service is an integral part of the multi- specialty trauma service that provides the only Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma referral center for Northern California, Eastern Nevada, and Southern Oregon. We are one of the busiest trauma centers in the United States.

Our staff includes four trauma-trained surgeons with diverse training backgrounds. The service includes three junior residents, a chief resident and two trauma fellows.

The fellowship begins August 1st and ends July 31st. Compensation for PGY6 is $68,964/year with excellent benefits.

All interested individuals should apply through SF Match Program at www.sfmatch.org

Trauma fellowship interviews dates will be on, Monday, January 6, 2020 and Friday, January 17, 2020.

Individuals with questions regarding the UC Davis Trauma Fellowship should call: 916 734 2182