Start Date: Summer 2019
Organization: The Columbia University Medical Center
The Orthopaedic Department’s Center for Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine (CSES) at The Columbia University Medical Center is seeking a student to serve as a clinical research fellow beginning summer 2019. The research fellow will work under the mentorship of Dr. Christopher Ahmad, head team physician of the New York Yankees and New York City Football Club, and Dr. David Trofa.
There are multiple ongoing investigations that the fellow would be able to join immediately as well as plans for future research efforts on such topics as return to sport criteria, OrthoBiologics, cartilage restoration, tommy john surgery, and outcomes from various shoulder/elbow/hip/knee surgeries. The fellow will engage in retrospective/prospective clinical outcome, national database query, basic science, cadaveric and biomechanical research efforts by preparing and managing IRB protocols, drafting abstracts, implementing research designs, collecting data, and identifying and recruiting patients into clinical studies.
Publishing 10+ peer-reviewed journal articles, textbook chapters, and/or abstracts with the potential to present at local/national conferences
Attending orthopedic grand rounds and resident/fellow educational lectures/conferences
Observing clinic and surgical procedures with the sports medicine attending
Collaborating with the attending/fellows/residents/research staff
Strong work ethic; independent; organized; eager; and motivated to learn and contribute to research efforts
Able to work effectively in a team environment
Demonstrate excellent organizational and communication skills
Able to prioritize multiple tasks
Time Commitment: Full-time, with a minimum commitment of one year, beginning summer 2019.
Apply: Interested candidates should send a CV and brief cover letter to Dr. David Trofa (CC'07).
Keywords: Clinical Research Fellow, Full-time, sports medicine, volunteer