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Clinical Instructor of Orthopaedic Surgery (Fellow) CHLA

Keck School of Medicine Faculty Los Angeles, California

The Keck School of Medicine (KSOM) of the University of Southern California (USC) and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at CHLA, are actively seeking a full-time Clinical Instructor of Orthopaedic Surgery (Fellow) specializing in orthopaedic conditions to work along 11 full-time pediatric orthopaedic surgeons.  This non-ACGME Advanced Training in Orthopaedic Surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is a one-year clinical program beginning on August 1 and ending on July 31 of the following year.

Approximately 90% of the Fellow’s time is involved with patient contact, either in the out-patient setting or in the operating room at multiple COC locations.  Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is the only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center in Los Angeles County. Pediatric trauma experience with significant, however the majority of operative cases are elective with pediatric orthopaedic problems ranging from simple to complex. This fellowship provides the Fellow with immense academic and clinical experience in diagnosis and management of children with a wide variety of pediatric orthopaedic conditions.  Our program accepts no more than three Fellows annually in order to optimize the Fellow’s experience during the year and to maximize their research and mentoring opportunities. As the Fellow’s abilities and motivation allow, Fellows will run their own half-day clinics and function as attending ON-CALL approximately once per week at a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center with staff backup availability at all times.

We have full-time, fellowship trained, attendings with sub-specialization in spine, sports, neuromuscular disorders, hand surgery, musculoskeletal oncology, hip disorders, and spinal bifida. Fellows participate in the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative management of these patients. Many opportunities for clinical research are available.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is ranked among the top hospitals in the nation for pediatric orthopaedic care on the U.S. News & World Report Best Children's Hospitals List. We are a recognized leader in state-of-the-art evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment for all forms of orthopaedic conditions. As a core component of the hospital's Orthopaedic Center, our division offers expertise in all major areas of orthopaedic, with nationally recognized subspecialists in all major areas. Children are referred to us for care from across the western United States and Pacific Rim countries.

Applicants must have completed an accredited orthopedic surgery program prior to the fellowship and must be Board-eligible. A valid California medical license and a California fluoroscopy license are required prior to the start of the fellowship.

The annual base salary range for this position is $63,665 - $158,248.  When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

The primary practice location is at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, which is the largest and most comprehensive pediatric hospital in the Los Angeles area that includes a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, and a state-of-the-art Motion Analysis Laboratory. There may be additional travel to other off-site centers. If interested, please apply using the link above. For further inquiries, please contact:

If interested, please apply using the link above. For further inquiries, please contact:

Robert Kay, MD or and Claudia Flores

Academic appointment through USC Keck School of Medicine is available at a level appropriate to training and experience. USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. CHLA and USC greatly values diversity and is committed to building a vibrant and culturally diverse community of faculty that best reflects the patients and families that we serve. Individuals from underrepresented groups in medicine are especially encouraged to apply.

REQ20150430 Posted Date: 06/09/2024

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