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MD, FRCSC, MSc(ClinEpi), DipABOS, DipSportsMed(ABOS), FAAOS, CIME, DESS(c), DipSportMed(CASEM), Adjunct Clinical Professor - McMaster University

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Sports Medicine Fellowship



William Osler Health System Clinical Associateship / Sports Medicine Fellowship


Part of the AOSSM Sports Medicine Fellowship Match




Duong Nguyen, MD, MSc(c), FRCSC, DipABOS, DipSports(ABOS), FAAOS, DipSport(CASEM)

Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Subspecialty Board Certification in Sports Medicine (ABOS)

Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Arthroscopic & Reconstructive Shoulder, Elbow & Knee  Surgery
MSc. Candidate – Clinical Epidemiology / Health Research Methodology

2489 Bloor Street West, Unit 102. Toronto, ON. M6S 1R6
Phone: (416) 742-3736     Fax: (416) 742-2818     Website:



Number of Positions: 1

Duration: 6 months/1 year 

Start date: Immediate

Sites: William Osler Health System (Etobicoke Campus/ Brampton Civic Campus)


Email application to:

Please include in application cover letter with statement of personal goals, CV, CPSO #, CMPA #, OHIP billing #, date of availability, names and contact info of 3 references.

Fellowship requirements:


Canadian graduate of accredited orthopaedic residency program

Medical license from the College of Physicians &Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO)


Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) membership

Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) billing number


or International orthopaedic surgery graduate with independent funding

Salary:   Fellow keeps his/her own billings

Trauma on-call

Surgical assisting

Independent office/Fracture clinic billings.

Fellow will have access to the trauma room, elective room time, fracture clinic time & independent sports medicine clinic.

Travel/Registration research stipend to 1 sports medicine course and 1 major orthopaedic/sports medicine meeting. 


Fellow’s schedule:

Monday          AM: Fracture clinic      PM: Sports Medicine Clinic / Research

Tuesday          Operating room (Sports Medicine/Trauma)

Wednesday     Operating room (Sports Medicine)

Thursday        Multidisciplinary sports medicine rounds every Thursday at 7:30 AM

   Sports Medicine Clinic

Friday             Operating room (Sports Medicine/Trauma) / Research



Fellowship objectives:


1. Develop surgical expertise in complex arthroscopic & reconstructive surgeries of the shoulder, elbow & knee.


2. Achieve clinical competency in the diagnosis, physical examination, imaging, surgical and non-surgical management, and rehabilitation of sports medicine disorders.


3. Acquire interpersonal and communication skills that result in effective information exchange and teaming with patients, their families, and allied health professionals.


4. Develop and refine critical and scholarly skills in the methodological aspects of applied clinical and health systems research. The specific skill domains include: research synthesis, research design, data gathering, knowledge translation, data-analysis and interpretation, communication of research results (oral & written), selection and development of measurement tools, and grant application.


Fellow responsibilities:

  • Surgical assisting in the operating room. The fellow will have increasing autonomy in the operating room as the year progresses but will never be unsupervised

  • Participate in the fracture clinic and sports medicine clinic activities

  • On-call trauma coverage 1:5 

  • Responsible for the care and management of patients on the service

  • Participate in ongoing research endeavours and clinical trials. Present & publish at least 1 research paper at end of fellowship

  • Participate in the education of orthopaedic residents, medical students, family medicine residents, therapists, and students rotating through the service.

  • Interact professionally with all members of the service (nurses, osteopaths, therapists, kinesiologists, clinical/research assistants)

  • Pass the end of fellowship examination

  • The fellow a mid and end of fellowship evaluation

    • Review the operative experience

    • Review the overall impressions of the fellowship

    • Review the interactions between the residents and fellow

    • Review research progress

Clinical competency exposure:


1. SHOULDER (minimally invasive all arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery [PASTA, double row, suprascapular nerve decompression], instability [SLAP, HAGL, interval closure, biceps tenodesis, Latarjet, 360 deg labral repair], anatomic CC ligament reconstruction, muscle transfers (Eden-Lange, pec major, lat dorsi), complex trauma (4 part fracture dislocations and complete spectrum of fracture care – scapula, IM nailing, locking plates, fracture hemiarthroplasty/reverse TSA) and reconstruction (hemiarthroplasty, meniscal allograft,total shoulder/reverse arthroplasty)


2. ELBOW (arthroscopy [OCD, OATS, capsular release, ulnohumeral arthroplasty], instability (Tommy John, PLRI, multiligament/hinge elbow), complex trauma (terrible triad, Monteggia, and full spectrum of fracture care) and reconstruction (osteotomy, hemiarthroplasty and total elbow arthroplasty, radial head arthroplasty)


3. KNEE (ACL reconstructions [primary & revisions, anteromedial, hamstring, BTB, all inside, double bundle], meniscal repair [all inside, outside in, meniscal transplant], PCL/MCL/PLC/Multiligament reconstruction, patella instability [arthroscopic repair/MPFL recon/ tibial tuberosity transfer], cartilage restoration [microfracture, OATS procedure, allograft], realignment procedures [HTO, distal femoral osteotomy].




Research focuses on clinical outcome studies and clinical trials of surgical procedures. The fellow will work closely with a research coordinator, a clinical epidemiologist, biostatistician, orthopaedic and sports medicine residents, sports medicine physicians, undergraduate students, kinesiologists, chiropractors and physiotherapists.


The fellow will be involved in the research process including literature review, data collection, analysis, manuscript preparation and presentation at national and international meetings. Resources including protected research time, financing, research assistants, biostatistician, a 3Dmotion analysis lab, and administrative support are available.


There are many residents and students rotating through the service providing an opportunity to observe and participate in teaching. Multidisciplinary Sports Medicine rounds consisting of other surgeons, radiologists, family medicine residents, nurses, and therapists run every Thursday with case presentations in a Royal College exam format with review of the latest articles on the topic.