A Fellow is a post-MD trainee who is pursuing further training in a defined area of focus or advanced skill in their own surgical specialty. The applicant has successfully completed all of the time and examination requirements which would allow them to be listed (registered) as a specialist in Canada or their home country.

The Section of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Manitoba offers the following six-months or one-year fellowships:



Arthroplasty - Dr. Tom Turgeon, Fellowship Director

Four Arthroplasty surgeons perform approximately 1,500 primary and revision hip and knee replacements per year, using the most current techniques for primary hip and knee replacement surgery. The Arthroplasty Group has developed a strong research base comprising a database, implant retrieval lab, and RSA lab.

Winnipeg Spine Program - Dr. Perry Dhaliwal, Fellowship Director

A clinical Spine Fellowship has been designed to provide extensive and well rounded exposure to all operative and non-operative aspects of adult and pediatric spinal surgery. The Fellow will gain familiarity with anterior, posterior, and combined approaches to cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine with anterior and posterior instrumentation.


Sports Medicine and Upper Extremity Reconstruction - Dr. Peter MacDonald, Fellowship Director

This Fellowship affords extensive experience in knee, shoulder, and upper extremity surgery, with our busy Sports Medicine surgeons contributing to management of the clinical load.  Clinical research and outcome studies are also encouraged, assisted by the contributions of research support staff in outcome assessments and clinical trials.

This Fellowship is conducted at the Pan Am Clinic, a new state-of-the-art facility complete with MRI, four operating suites, abundant clinic space, dedicated research space, a skills lab, and a bio-mechanics facility.  Inpatients are treated at Concordia Hospital.

Please refer to the Pan Am Foundation Annual Report for more details at http://www.panamclinic.org/.

Trauma - Dr. Ted Tufescu, Fellowship Director

This Fellowship program, designed for Orthopaedic graduates with an interest in adult trauma (excluding spine), is based entirely at Health Sciences Centre, the designated trauma centre for Manitoba, North-Western Ontario, and Nunavut. Daily dedicated trauma operating rooms are staffed by program faculty. In addition, up to three elective operating rooms per week deal with post-traumatic problems. Clinics are held on most days and provide exposure to fracture follow-up and new patient referrals. Over 800 tertiary trauma operative cases are treated annually.

Clinical objectives:  Surgical & non-surgical management of MSK injuries; timing and sequence in the care of polytrauma patients; the use of advanced technology and instrumentatin; postoperative and outpatient care, including the directing of rehabiliation; and understandingprophylaxis and treatment of trauma care complications.

Academic objectives:  Involvement with fracture rounds and quality assurance rounds; and this is a clinical fellowship intended to maximize the fellow's abilty to manage trauma in clincial practice.

Fellowship Contact Information
Please email your inquiries to surg.fellowships@umanitoba.ca