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Upper Extremity Surgery Clinical Fellowship

The Roth | McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre offers a high quality clinical and research fellowship, covering all aspects of upper extremity surgery to qualified applicants who have graduated from diverse surgical specialties. A description of the Upper Extremity Fellowship can be found here. In addition to extensive clinical experience, additional research training can be obtained in one of the following labs associated with the Roth | McFarlane Centre:

Research Labs:
Bio-Engineering Research Laboratory:
James Johnson PEng PhD, Cynthia Dunning PhD
- in-house biomechanics testing facility
- projects involve collaborations between surgeons and engineers
- in-vitro simulators used to mimic joint motion
- development and testing of surgical procedures and new implant systems

Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory:
David O’Gorman MSc PhD
- in-house cell and molecular biology laboratory
- projects involve collaborations between surgeons, microbiologists, engineers, molecular biologists and other basic scientists
- research on Dupuytren's contracture, wound healing, wound infection and proteomics of muskuloskeletal diseases

Clinical Outcomes Laboratory:
Joy MacDermid BScPT MSc PhD
- randomized clinical trials
- development of patient-based outcome scores
- computerized upper extremity testing using NK and LIDO systems

Surgical Mechanotronics Laboratory:
Louis Ferreira PhD PEng
- surgical Robotics for improved accuracy and reliability, towards improved patient outcomes
- implantable transducers to measure biomechanical data such as joint contact pressure and ligament tension, which is essential for the development of implants and repair procedures 
- Computer-Assisted Surgical Guidance to increase the accuracy and reliability of some orthopaedic procedures like joint reconstruction/replacement, which can increase the longevity of joint implants
- Surgical Simulation Training 
- Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) can lead to faster healing times and less post-surgical rehabilitation

Surgical Skills Laboratory:
Bing Siang Gan, MD PhD FRCSC FACS, and Darren Drosdowech MD FRCSC
– Development of surgical skills teaching techniques, including microsurgery and arthroscopy

Click here to obtain application forms for the HULC Fellowship. Forms should be mailed to Dr. Ken Faber, HULC Fellowship Director, and should be accompanied by the documents as outlined below.

Requirements for acceptance:
1. Completion of an approved residency in Orthopaedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery or General Surgery
2. Completion of an application form with copy of applicant’s medical school degree, curriculum vitae and transcript, one-page personal statement, and three letters of recommendation which should include one from a hand surgeon and one from the chief of your residency program
3. Personal interview and site visit are mandatory. Applications and interviews must be completed by December 1st of each year, approximately 19 months before commencement of the fellowship. Further information regarding post-graduate education at UWO can be found at the website of the UWO Post-graduate Education Office (opens in new window).


Western Shoulder Surgery Fellowship Program

For more information on the Western Shoulder Surgery Fellowship, please click here.


Research Fellowships:

The Roth | McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre provides postdoctoral research fellowships in three major disciplines in the laboratories associated with HULC.

For basic wet-bench research post doctoral fellowships contact: Dr. David O’Gorman at dogorman@uwo.ca
For orthopaedic bioengineering post-doctoral fellowships contact Dr. James Johnson at jajohnso@uwo.ca
For clinical research fellowships contact Dr. Joy Macdermid at jmacderm@uwo.ca
For research fellowships in the surgical mechanotronics laboratory contact: Dr. Louis Ferreira at louis.ferreira@uwo.ca