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Department of Orthopedics

Department of Orthopedics


Hand & Upper Extremity Fellowship

The department offers an ACGME accredited fellowship position in Orthopaedic Hand Surgery. This is a 1-year (52 week) post-graduate experience from August 1 - July 31.

The goal of the fellowship is to provide comprehensive training in all aspects of upper extremity (hand, wrist, elbow) evaluation, surgery, and rehabilitation. Specific skills to be acquired include microsurgery, arthroscopy, splinting techniques, and general operating skills in the hand. Fellows will train at the University of Colorado Hospital, Denver Health Medical Center, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Children's Hospital Colorado. Fellows will participate in research.


The stipend is commensurate with a University of Colorado Medical School PGY-6 salary.
Please visit the Graduate Medical Education (GME) website for the full listing of resident/fellow benefits.


Applicants must have completed an accredited residency in Orthopaedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, or General Surgery.

Attending Staff

Frank Scott, MD (Fellowship Director); Meryl Singer Livermore, MD; Kyros Ipaktchi, MD; Rodrigo Banegas, MD; Nader Shourbaji, MD

How to Apply

All applications must include the following:

    • Completed and signed Universal Hand Application
    • 3-4 letters of recommendation
    • Copy of USMLE 1, 2 and 3 scores
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Medical School Diploma
    • Residency Completion Certificate or Letter of Good Standing from Program Director

Applications submitted by International Medical Graduates must also include the following:

    • ECFMG certificate
    • A list of US references

For questions regarding International Medical Graduates, please visit the Graduate Medical Education (GME) website.

Submit the application and 3-4 letters of recommendation to:

A. Maia Evans - Fellowship Coordinator
University of Colorado Denver
Department of Orthopedics
12631 E 17th Ave, Mail Stop B-202
Aurora, CO 80045
Phone: 303-724-7354 | Fax: 303-724-1593

Deadline to apply for August 1, 2016 start is January 15, 2015.

August 1, 2015 start has been filled.

Residents in our program must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, asylee, or possess the appropriate documentation to allow Resident to legally train at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.

University of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer.

Program Director:  Frank Scott, M.D.

Program Coordinator: A. Maia Evans (303) 724-7354