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Feb 14, 2023 / Sports Medicine

Scottish Rite For Children Adds ACGME-Accredited Sports Medicine Fellowship Program

Scottish Rite for Children and UT Southwestern Medical Center are beginning a new Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited Sports Medicine fellowship program with a specialized pediatric focus. Led by program director Henry B. Ellis, Jr., M.D., and associate program director Philip L. Wilson, M.D., the program will take place primarily at the Scottish Rite for Children Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center in Frisco. The first in the North Texas region, this new program is one of a small number of subspecialty training programs that provides significant exposure to the care of young and growing athletes.
The field of pediatric sports medicine includes operative and nonoperative management of sport-related injuries and consideration of how conditions and treatment affect long-term athletic development during continued physical and mental maturation. The program provides in-depth training for managing common and complex conditions, including ACL injuries, osteochondritis dissecans, patellar instability, meniscus, hip preservation, shoulder instability and more. In the United States, approximately 45 million children between the ages of 5 and 18 participate in organized sports according to a paper published in the International Journal of Sport Communication, which makes the need for specially trained pediatric sports medicine physicians and surgeons important for the well-being of today’s youth.
Fellows are frontline members of the sports medicine care team at Scottish Rite for Children Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center in Frisco, Texas. In addition, they rotate with sports medicine surgeons at UT Southwestern and other adult colleagues for the full gamut of operative sports training. Additionally, the fellow assists in the management of pediatric fractures and acute orthopedic conditions at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, one of Texas’ only Level 1 pediatric trauma centers.
The one-year fellowship program is available to postgraduate surgeons who have completed an orthopedic residency. The fellowship provides the recipient the opportunity to pursue advanced study, in-depth training, management and research in sports medicine, musculoskeletal, and complex injuries. The fellowship accommodates one fellow and begins on August 1.

Learn more on our Fellowship & Graduate programs page.

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