Adult Reconstruction Fellowship

The fellowship

This fellowship is a perfect mix of primary and revision hip-and-knee arthroplasty. It allowed me to develop teaching skills while honing my surgical skills.

— Shane Hess, D.O., Class of 2015

The fellowship teaches comprehensive management of disorders of the hip and knee joints.

As a fellow,  you will develop expertise in medical and surgical  arthritis treatments.  You will work in a state of the art multidisciplinary arthritis center, and will learn from orthopaedic surgeons, rheumatologists, MSK radiologists, physical medicine physicians, and therapists.  From an operative standpoint, you will learn both joint preservation as well as reconstructive procedures, including management of complications including infection, instability, and fracture.

We think that one of the best ways to learn a subject is to teach it.  Our fellows interact with residents and medical students throughout each day.  They will teach on rounds , in the OR, and in the clinic.  Fellows will give 6-8 lectures to orthopaedic residents during the year, as well as presenting at state and national meetings.   Fellows are also required to complete one basic science and one clinical research project during the year. 

Clinical sites

Our fellowship is focused on clinical practice with a half-day for research each week. You’ll train at VCU Medical Center as well as at satellite locations throughout the Richmond metropolitan area. Clinical sites include:

  • VCU Health Ambulatory Care Center: The center is connected to the main hospital of the VCU Medical Center.
  • VCU Health Neurosciences, Orthopedics and Wellness Center: This 100,000-square-foot multidisciplinary outpatient building, slated to open in 2016, will house outpatient orthopedic, neurology, neurosurgery, rheumatology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, radiology and therapy services.
  • VCU Health at Stony Point: This location houses comprehensive outpatient treatment services from VCU Medical Center physicians, from specialty services to new diagnostic techniques, treatments, clinical trials and health education.

Salaries and benefits

Our residents earn competitive salaries in addition to paid vacations and other benefits. For a complete list of benefits and resources, visit the VCU School of Medicine’s Graduate Medical Education page.

 

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Fellows in the Adult Reconstruction Fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University are required to complete one clinical and one basic science research project during the year. Fellows are also responsible for collecting data for the joint registry database and are encouraged to submit abstracts for the Joint Arthroplasty Fellows’ Conference.

Orthopaedic research laboratory

Our fellows are working on research in these areas:

  • Rapidly progressive osteoarthritis of the hip after steroid injection
  • Safety profile of duramorph intrathecal injections in arthroplasty
  • Readmission rates after arthroplasty
  • Prophylactic proximal femur wiring and periprosthetic fracture
  • Acoustic emission testing in arthroplasty
  • Biomarkers and periprosthetic joint infection
  • Vitamin D and osteoarthritis
  • Duramorph intrathecal injection versus periarticular joint cocktail
  • Nanosensor guided Total Knee Arthroplasty vs. traditional methods in both primary and revision TKA
  • Computed tomography rotational profiles of modern TKA implants

The orthopaedic research laboratory includes a biomechanic and molecular biology unit, each with a full-time technician or volunteer. These facilities and their staff are available to fellows with approved research projects.

Biomechanics

The three-laboratory biomechanics unit is 3,000 square feet and includes materials testing stations, finite element analysis equipment and a laboratory at the McGuire Veteran Affairs Medical Center focused on cartilage growth.

Molecular biology

The two-laboratory molecular unit is 1,200 square feet and includes facilities for tissue culture and storage including archival storage freezers, cryostats, hoods and incubation facilities, PCR machines, protein and nucleic acid chromatography, and electrophoresis machines.

Research collaboration

We actively collaborate on research projects with the other VCU leaders in areas including:

 

Our Faculty

Stephen L. Kates, M. D. [View Image]

Stephen L. Kates, M. D.

Professor and Chair

Stephen L. Kates, M. D. [View Image]

Stephen L. Kates, M. D.

Professor and Chair

Orthopedics

Residency: University of Rochester, orthopaedic surgery; Northwestern University, general surgery
Medical school: Northwestern University
Undergraduate: B.S. in medicine, Northwestern University

Gregory Golladay, M.D. [View Image]

Gregory Golladay, M.D.

Professor and Program Director

Gregory Golladay, M.D. [View Image]

Gregory Golladay, M.D.

Professor and Program Director

Orthopedics

Fellowship: Massachusetts General/Harvard University Combined Orthopaedic Program
Residency: University of Michigan Health System
Medical school: Louisiana State University
Undergraduate: University of Virginia

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Jibanananda Satpathy, M.D. [View Image]

Jibanananda Satpathy, M.D.

Associate professor

Jibanananda Satpathy, M.D. [View Image]

Jibanananda Satpathy, M.D.

Associate professor

Orthopedics

Fellowship: Virginia Commonwealth Univeristy, adult reconstruction and trauma; Oxford Radcliffe NHS Trust (Horton, UK), clinical fellow in orthopaedics
Residency: Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, India
Medical school: Veer Surendra Sai Medical College, Sambalpur University, India
Undergraduate: Rajendra College, India

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John R. Owen, P.E. [View Image]

John R. Owen, P.E.

Senior Biomedical Engineer

John R. Owen, P.E. [View Image]

John R. Owen, P.E.

Senior Biomedical Engineer

Orthopedics

Graduate: Virginia Commonwealth University - M.S., Biomedical Engineering
Undergraduate: University of Virginia - B.S., Mechanical Engineering

Dan Riddle, Ph.D. [View Image]

Dan Riddle, Ph.D.

Otto D. Payton Professor

Dan Riddle, Ph.D. [View Image]

Dan Riddle, Ph.D.

Otto D. Payton Professor

Physical Therapy, Orthopaedic and Rheumatology

Doctorate: Education, VCU
Graduate: Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, VCU
Undergraduate: B.S., Iowa State University

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Nirav Patel, M.D. [View Image]

Nirav Patel, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Nirav Patel, M.D. [View Image]

Nirav Patel, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship: The Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Virginia Commonwealth University, Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopaedics
Residency: Imperial College London/St. Mary’s and Charing Cross Hospitals, United Kingdom
Medical School: University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Undergraduate: University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom

Phone: 804-828-1308

Fax: 804-828-4762

Email: nirav.patel@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
West Hospital
1200 East Broad Street, 9th Floor
Box 980153
Richmond, VA 23298

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Jeremy Ross, M.D. [View Image]

Jeremy Ross, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Jeremy Ross, M.D. [View Image]

Jeremy Ross, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical School: University of Virginia
Undergraduate: Gettysburg College

Phone: 804-828-1308

Fax: 804-828-4762

Email: jeremy.ross@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
West Hospital
1200 East Broad Street, 9th Floor
Box 980153
Richmond, VA 23298

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Our Fellows

John Krumme, M.D. [View Image]

John Krumme, M.D.

John Krumme, M.D. [View Image]

John Krumme, M.D.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship: Virginia Commonwealth University, Washington Cancer Institute
Residency: University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine
Medical School: University of Missouri

Daniel Lombardo, M.D. [View Image]

Daniel Lombardo, M.D.

Daniel Lombardo, M.D. [View Image]

Daniel Lombardo, M.D.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship: Virginia Commonwealth University
Residency: Beaumont Health – Oakland University
Medical School: University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, Ursinus College

Chandra Crump, Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: (804) 628-2676
Fax: (804) 828-4762
Email: chandra.crump@vcuhealth.org

Mailing address

Adult Reconstruction Fellowship
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Virginia Commonwealth University
Box 980153
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0153

Location

VCU Medical Center, West Hospital
1200 East Broad Street, 9th Floor, South Wing
Richmond, Virginia 23298

 

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