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Adult Reconstruction Fellowship Program

1 year ACGME accredited fellowship

Application Deadline
December 15

Start Date
August 1st

Based upon experience plus benefits

Memorial Medical Center; St. Johns Hospital in Springfield, IL

Mission of SIU School of Medicine
Our mission at the SIU School of Medicine, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery is to be a leader in education, research, and comprehensive patient care. We participate in the overall educational mission of the SIU School of Medicine by contributing orthopaedic medicine expertise to all levels of medical education. We inspire and train the experts of tomorrow, through residency and fellowship programs that draw the highest quality of students and physicians.


  • Graduation from an LCME-accredited medical school or an AOA-accredited osteopathic school
  • Completion of an ACGME-accredited orthopaedic residency
  • Board-eligible or Board-certified in orthopaedic surgery
  • Obtain a permanent Illinois license
  • Accepted on staff at affiliated hospitals


  • To gain experience in minimally invasive and alternative approaches to hip and knee replacement, unicondylar knee replacement, hip resurfacing, management of femoral acetabular impingement, hip arthroscopy, revision hip and knee replacement, and other state of the art techniques along with computer assisted surgery
  • To gain experience in a wide array of surgical options including cartilage transplant procedures, arthroscopy of the hip and knee, osteotomy, and open procedures of the hip and knee
  • To build upon existing research skills with extensive exposure to research methodology, study design, and critical data review and analysis.


  • Evaluation, admission, surgical procedures, and day-to-day management of patients under direction of participating surgeons
  • Education and supervision of orthopaedic residents
  • Participation in the educational activities of the residency program
  • Participation in at least two research projects

What to Expect


Cases Average Joints Reconstruction  ˜200 (Revisions 10-15%)
Trauma  ˜70
Arthroscopy ˜140









Academic and Surgical Portion (Lectures, conferences, and other educational activities)

Surgery Surgery Clinic Research, Surgeries and other educational activities




  • Robotic Surgery
  • Anterior approach hip arthroplasty
  • Shoulder and Elbow arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopy
  • Funding for books, conferences (AAOS annual meeting, AOA, AAHKS, the Baltimore Hip and Knee course.) and other educational courses (robotic surgery and other special knee and hip procedures)
  • Opportunity to rotate with different physcians and exposure to various approaches and surgical techniques
  • Food available at no expenses when in hospital
  • Oportunity for research and publication in leading orthopedics journals


“Surgical training compliments the knowledge you get in this fellowship, which you get gradually over the academic year. I have to admit that coming out of this fellowship I feel much more confident in my newly acquired knowledge as well as my surgical skills. I was very blessed to have had the opportunity to train at SIU in adult reconstruction with Dr. Saleh. I recommend this fellowship to any applicant that has a passion for the field and who is aspiring at training in a very well-rounded program.”

Adult Reconstruction Faculty

D. Gordon Allen, MD - Interim Program Director

Leo Ludwig, MD

For more information, please contact Anita Weinhoeft, the Fellowship Coordinator for the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, at 217-545-6155 or