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    Postdoctoral Scholar Research Program

UC Davis Health School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is an academic/clinical department encompassing several sub-specialties, working to achieve excellence in patient care, research, and public service. The department’s strategy is built on four pillars: Impactful Advocacy; In-demand, World-Class Education; Innovation through Leading-Edge Research; and World-Class Quality, Value-Driven Clinical Care.

The full-time postdoctoral research program is led by Barton Wise, M.D., M.Sc., FACP and has been designed to offer unique training with a comprehensive experience to prepare scholars for an independent career in their field of study. The scholars collaborate to work under the guidance of a research mentor for advanced research and training beyond the doctoral level. They make significant contributions to the department’s educational and research missions. The ideal candidates should have a suitable background and/or experience, be capable of interacting with our many collaborators, and work with minimal supervision. 


2023 Postdoctoral Research Scholars



Aziz Saade, M.D.
Medical School: University of Balamand, Balamand, Lebanon
Research interest: Surgical techniques in hand and minimally invasive spine surgery
“This newly expanding program is an exceptional opportunity to immerse in musculoskeletal research and bridge the gap between this specialty and patients. Being part of this program has contributed tremendously to my personal and professional growth. The sense of inclusiveness and support of this program's various faculty, staff and leadership is unequivocal.”

Samuel Simister, M.D., MBA
Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine, Utah
Research interest: Orthopaedic accessibility, outcomes, and innovation
While there are a lot of research positions out there, accepting a position at UC Davis is one of the best decisions I’ve made. In a short time, I've learned a great deal about research processes and their relationship to true, scientific inquiry, including gaining unique experiences in seeking grants, a crucial process in scholarly activity. I’ve been able to work closely with faculty and residents who are exemplary in their dedication to bridging the gap between clinical research and surgical practice, and your examples have inspired me. Additionally, this role has increased my knowledge of orthopaedics, honed my scholarly abilities, and established a foundation in evidence-based practice that I believe will be pivotal in my future as an aspiring orthopaedic surgeon."


Shannon Tse, M.D.
Medical School: University of Nottingham, Nottingham, England
Research interest: Trauma and sports
“Joining UC Davis Health has been a breath of fresh air, where I have the opportunity to engage in innovative research alongside different faculty members, residents, and medical students across various subspecialties. The support and warm welcome from everyone have made this journey very gratifying. Collaborating with our diverse team, including Dr. Wise, Serena, Aziz, and Sam, has been a delightful experience. I look forward to continually contributing to producing top-quality research here.”

Vacant position(s):

Postdoctoral Scholar Position (full-time) - Clinical Orthopaedic Research - accepting applications
For full consideration, applications must be received by Fri. March 15, 2024. Please email inquiries to Barton Wise at blwise@ucdavis.edu or Shannon Untalasco at suntalasco@ucdavis.edu. 

Application process

Postdoctoral scholars are evaluated for employment based on evidence of contribution to a research program, authorship/acknowledgment in peer-reviewed publications and conference papers, active dissemination of information, and other evidence of expertise. The Postdoctoral scholar will maintain professional competence and may perform university and public service. Candidates with experience or willingness to engage in activities that contribute to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply. 

All applications require a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and contact information for 3-5 references. 

For more information and future recruitments, contact Barton Wise at blwise@ucdavis.edu.

Previous scholars 

Rahul Bhale, M.D. 

Umar Javed, M.D.