Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery: Education and Fellowships 

The Division of Orthopedic Surgery offers a number of professional training opportunities for physicians and other healthcare professionals who want to learn from the national orthopedic experts at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

The orthopedic team at CHOP is constantly working to refine and advance the techniques used to diagnose and treat conditions that involve bones, muscles and tendons. Many of the problems we treat are quite rare; a physician may encounter only one or two cases in an entire career. Yet, our specialized team sees these conditions every day — a level of experience that contributes to the best possible outcomes.

Whether you are looking for an intensive fellowship to work side-by-side with orthopedic surgery’s most accomplished professionals or to expand your understanding of orthopedic conditions you may encounter in your practice, we have educational opportunities available to you.

Fellows and scholars

The Division of Orthopedic Surgery offers five educational programs for physicians and medical students interested in learning more about the investigation, management and treatment of orthopedic conditions. Follow the links below for program requirements, learning goals and contact information.

Continuing medical education

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia offers continuing medical education online, and at numerous educational events including conferences and lectures. For a list of upcoming CME events for healthcare professionals, visit continuing medical education.

Visiting professorship 

The Jesse T. Nicholson Fund at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia sponsors research and teaching activities including an annual visiting professorship. Nationally and internationally recognized physicians specializing in pediatric orthopedic surgery are invited to visit CHOP in order to share their experiences, accomplishments and endeavors.

Learn more about the Nicholson Visiting Professorship.

Contact us

If you have any questions related to Division of Orthopedic Surgery, please call 215-590-1527 or contact us online.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Reviewed by: John P. Dormans, MD, FACS
 October 2013

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