Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Sports Medicine

This fellowship provides a fully-integrated approach to the diagnosis and management of the full spectrum of athletic injuries.

This fellowship is designed to provide the most thorough clinical, surgical, academic and research experience in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of injuries occurring in the full spectrum of sports.

The Thomas Jefferson University Sports Medicine Fellowship Program is based at the Rothman Institute located in Philadelphia's Center City as well as at Lankenau, Methodist, Nazareth and Riddle Memorial Hospitals in the Philadelphia Suburban region. The fellows work with six sports medicine fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeons in addition to three fellowship trained primary care sports medicine physicians. This allows for a well-rounded sports medicine educational program.

The fellow is involved in the pre-participation screening of athletes at the professional, collegiate and high College levels. Surgical experience includes the full breadth of arthroscopic and open treatment of knee, shoulder, and elbow problems, as well as arthroplasty of the knee and shoulder. The fellow is involved with the management of the athlete in the clinic, on the athletic field, and in the operating room.

Michael G. Ciccotti, MD
David Rubenstein, MD
Robert W. Frederick, MD
Peter F. DeLuca, MD
Paul A. Marchetto, MD
Steven B. Cohen, MD
Christopher C. Dodson, MD
Bradford Tucker, MD
Matthew Pepe, MD

Positions available: 3
Candidates should be eligible for licensure in Pennsylvania and New Jersey

Accreditation: This fellowship is ACGME accredited and participates in the San Franscisco match program.

1 year
(August 1 to July 31)

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Lankenau Hospital
Methodist Hospital

Team Coverage

Philadelphia Phillies Baseball
Philadelphia Eagles Football
Philadelphia Flyers Hockey
Philadelphia Soul Arena Football
Women's Gymnastic Team

Saint Joseph's University
Rutgers University at Camden
Cheyney State University
Neumann College

High School
15 Philadelphia Regional H.S.

Mass Events

Philadelphia Marathon
Philadelphia Distance Run


The Rothman Institute has a full-time research staff and facilities available for sports medicine research of any interest. At least two basic science or clinical research projects suitable for presentation and publication must be produced during the fellowship. Monthly research meetings are held to facilitate the research process. The fellows have one half day per week for research, although ample additional time is available for research endeavors. The fellow is expected to present at sports medicine conferences which are attended by physicians, fellows, residents and medical students.


  • Salary is commensurate with a PGY6 level.
  • Fellow is provided malpractice insurance, hospital, medical and dental insurance (for self and dependents).
  • Four weeks vacation.
  • Fellow is sponsored at two continuing education/academic courses.


Applicant must have:

  • Completed an approved Orthopaedic Residency.
  • Submitted a Thomas Jefferson University Hospital application and a curriculum vitae with a phone number or email active through May of next year.
  • Completed and submitted the results of Part I, II and III of USMLE testing.
  • Current photograph.
  • At least three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the Residency Director.
  • Medical College transcript.
  • Medical College Dean's letter.
Todd J. Albert

Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD, MBA
Professor and Chair,
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Michael G. Ciccotti, MD

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
1025 Walnut Street, 516 College
Philadelphia, PA 19107 
(215) 955-1500 
(215) 503-0530 fax

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