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SCOI Sports Medicine Fellowship – Celebrating the Past and Welcoming the Future

The Southern California Orthopedic Institute’s Sports Medicine Fellowship held its Third Quinquennial Reunion and Educational Symposium at the Downtown Marriott in Chicago, Illinois, July 9-11, 2013.

The fellowship, which was established in 1977 with one fellow, has grown tremendously, training more than 130 of the nation’s top orthopedic surgeons in the most advanced surgical and clinical techniques and procedures.

Fifty-two fellowship alumni attended the symposium in Chicago, where Dr. Nicholas Sgaglione, a former Southern California Orthopedic Institute fellow who is now an internationally known orthopedic surgeon practicing in New York, presided as the Southern California Orthopedic Institute Distinguished Visiting Professor. Special guest Frank Thomas, Chicago White Sox legend and Southern California Orthopedic Institute patient, addressed the group, speaking about the importance of sports medicine and his personal appreciation for the skill of Dr. Richard Ferkel, who performed his ankle surgery. Southern California Orthopedic Research and Education (SCORE) planned and sponsored the educational program.

Currently, the fellowship program has five orthopedic surgeons who have elected to spend an additional year, following their residency, training and learning advanced arthroscopy and sports medicine techniques from the doctors at Southern California Orthopedic Institute. This program is one of the most sought-after fellowship programs in the country, with more than 125 applications sent each year for the five spots. This year’s fellows, who started their year-long fellowship at Southern California Orthopedic Institute on August 1, 2013 are:

These five surgeons will spend time in both the clinic and the operating room with the Southern California Orthopedic Institute doctors for the next year. Please join us in welcoming them to the Southern California Orthopedic Institute family.

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