Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship Training Program

Goals and Characteristics Section

This fellowship is a one-year experience on the Shoulder Service, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas, during which the Fellow(s) will develop a rational approach to the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder and elbow disorders. The Fellow(s) participate in the teaching of medical students and residents, and have ample opportunity to be involved in clinical and basic research projects. The Fellow(s) will assist in surgery on patients referred to, Dr. Dutta, Dr. Morrey, Dr. Jacobs, and Dr. Whitney, as well as patients of Dr. Hartzler, TSAOG Orthopaedics and Dr. Hinchey and Dr. Burns with the VA. The fellowship focuses on clinical and surgical education in the arenas of shoulder arthroplasty, shoulder arthroscopy, shoulder trauma, humerus trauma, elbow trauma, elbow arthroplasty, and elbow arthroscopy.

This program is part of the ASES Fellow selection process. Interviews will be conducted between January 4 and April 11.

Program Certification/Recognition

Recognized by American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

  • Research Components

    Completion of at least one project suitable for publication is encouraged. Participant’s supervisory and patient care responsibilities.


  • Didactic Components

    • The Shoulder and Elbow Fellows serve as Clinical Instructors for the Department of Orthopaedics.
    • Assist in the education of the orthopaedic residents and medical students that rotate to the Upper Extremity Service.
    • Responsible in assisting the Upper Extremity Service in preparing and/or speaking at the weekly city-wide Orthopaedic Grand Rounds Teaching Conference (when conference is dedicated to the shoulder and elbow).

  • Formal Evaluation Process

    The Fellowship Director meets with the fellows quarterly to give feedback regarding their performance with final evaluation given in the last month of the fellowship based on input from the Teaching Staff.

Training Sites Where Rotations are conducted

  • UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
  • University Hospital, San Antonio, Texas
  • UT Medicine San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
  • Medical Arts Research Center-UHS Surgery Center, San Antonio, Texas
  • Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital, San Antonio, Texas
  • Methodist Ambulatory Surgical Hospital, Northwest, San Antonio, Texas
  • Foundation Surgical Hospital, San Antonio, Texas
  • Christus Santa Rosa Hospital, Medical Center, San Antonio

Important dates for the 2021-2022 Match Cycle

Application Start Date:

Application Deadline Date:


Rank List Deadline:

Release of All Results

SF Match – Orthopaedic Shoulder & Elbow Match

 Information for the 2021-2022 Orthopaedic Shoulder & Elbow Match

  • The application process is centralized with SF Match.  You can register with the SF Match and complete your application through their website.

Contact & Basic Info

UT Health San Antonio Rockwood Shoulder & Elbow Fellowship
7703 Floyd Curl Drive,
Department of Orthopaedics MC-7774

Program Director: Bernard Morrey, MD
Attention: Lashun R. Matthews
Academic Programs Coordinator-Lead
UT Health San Antonio, Orthopaedics
210-567-5109 (O)

Duration: 1 year (August 1 through July 31)
Number of Fellows: 1-2 fellows per year
Stipend: Salary plus benefits

Teaching Staff:

Anil K. Dutta, M.D.
Associate Professor of Orthopaedics
Bernard F. Morrey, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics
Philip Jacobs, M.D.
Associate Professor of Orthopaedics
Ian Whitney, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics
Robert Hartzler, M.D.