Sports Medicine Fellowship

Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University's Sports Medicine Fellowship Program is accredited by the Accreditation Counsel for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and provides a fully integrated approach to the diagnosis and management of the entire spectrum of athletic injuries. The Program has a tradition of clinical and academic excellence and has evolved into one of the premier sports medicine fellowships in the country. It offers one of the highest volume clinical sports experiences, evaluating over 85,000 sports injuries and performing over 7500 sports surgeries each year. It emphasizes state-of-the-art athlete care, academic excellence and a faculty truly committed to fellow education.

The Fellowship is associated with the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, the Lankenau Hospital, Nazareth Hospital, Rothman Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital, Riddle Memorial Hospital, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center and various Rothman Institute locations in Greater Philadelphia. The sports medicine division at Rothman Institute includes clinical, basic science research and clinical research activities. The sports medicine fellow is expected to become an integral part of this truly special team.

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. Graduates of this program are prepared and posed to flourish in clinical practice, rise to prominence academically and become thought leaders in the field of sports medicine.

Program Director

Michael G. Ciccotti, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
1015 Walnut Street, Room 801 Curtis
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Tel: (215) 955-1500
Fax: (215) 503-0530


Michael G. Ciccotti, MD
David Rubenstein, MD   
Robert W. Frederick, MD
Paul A. Marchetto, MD 
Matthew D. Pepe, MD
Peter F. DeLuca, MD
Steven B. Cohen, MD
Bradford Tucker, MD
Christopher C. Dodson, MD
John P. Salvo, MD
Fotios P. Tjoumakaris, MD
William Emper, MD
Kevin B. Freedman, MD
Sommer Hammoud, MD

All faculty members are board certified, fellowship trained sports medicine specialists. The faculty provides the clinical and surgical care for elite level athletes of all sports. All faculty members are involved in the academics of sports medicine at local, regional, national and international levels.

Available Positions

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


This fellowship is ACGME accredited.


1 year (August 1 to July 31)


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 and AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Southern NJ. The fellows work with 14 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 school levels. Surgical experience includes the full breadth of arthroscopic and open treatment of knee, shoulder, hip 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.  The fellows educational experience is enhanced with weekly sports medicine didactic sessions, radiology conferences, academic grand rounds schedule at Jefferson, cadaveric courses focusing on knee, shoulder, and elbow, quarterly journal clubs, in addition to monthly research conferences. 

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
Villanova University

High School
15 Philadelphia Regional High Schools

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.


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


o Applicant must have completed an approved Orthopaedic Residency.
o Applicant must submit a Thomas Jefferson University Hospital application and a curriculum vitae with a phone number or email active through May of next year.
o Applicant must have completed and submit the results of Part I, II and III of USMLE testing.
o Current photograph.
o At least three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the Residency Director.
o Medical School transcript.
o Medical School Dean's letter. 

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