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Why Choose Yale?

The Yale Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation is a thriving academic department in a globally recognized institution. The Trauma Fellowship involves high acuity, high complexity trauma care at an academic ACS-verified Level 1 Trauma Center. The Yale Trauma Service is an internationally recognized division in the Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, and a tertiary referral center for complex trauma care throughout the region.

As a fellow, you will work alongside faculty members in all aspects of non-surgical and surgical care of the orthopedic trauma patient. Our division offers balanced exposure to upper extremity, pelvic and acetabular, and lower extremity trauma. Your overall surgical experience will include percutaneous and open surgery, acute and sub-acute treatment of fractures, treatment of fracture sequelae including deformity, post-traumatic arthritis, infection, and nonunion, and both elective and ambulatory trauma cases. You will evaluate and treat high-velocity and polytraumatized patients and have access to tertiary level subspecialists in other medical and surgical fields, allowing for invaluable assistance in these complicated cases and improved/expanded educational opportunities.

The Yale Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship was an intense and enlightening experience. I got to learn from the best surgeons, Dr. Leslie, Dr. Yoo and of course the one and only Dr. Baumgaertner, and I can attest that they have rooted out the bad and planted the good elements that make me the surgeon I am today. Throughout my fellowship year, the fantastic group at Yale made me think and plan everything I do in the operating room, and this is something I preach my trainees today. The trauma service at Yale is busy, and as such, it covers many areas of orthopedics - I feel that I was fortunate to be allowed to focus on my interests of upper extremity trauma and biomechanical research.

Assaf Kadar, MD

Graduate Medical Education at Yale New Haven Hospital