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The Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute Fellowship Program provides various forums to facilitate the dissemination of orthopaedically relevant information to medical and non-medical populations. Currently these forums include the fellowship programs, conferences, traveling fellowships, hands-on workshops, grand-rounds and guest lecturers. This curriculum affords Fellows and staff members alike ample opportunities throughout the year to function as both student and instructor.

Information for Visiting Physicians

Individuals who are interested in participating as a "visiting observer" at The Steadman Clinic should contact the practice coordinator of the orthopaedic faculty member to inquire if/she would be interested in hosting an observer.  Observations will not exceed 2-3 weeks.  

About Fellowships

Current Fellows and Alumni

The Steadman Philippon Research Institute Hip Preservation and Reconstruction Fellowship with Dr. Marc Philippon and Dr. Joel Matta

The Steadman Philippon Research Institute is offering a one-year Hip Preservation and Reconstruction Fellowship beginning August 1, 2022 - July 31, 2023. Under the guidance of Dr. Marc Philippon and Dr. Joel Matta, this fellowship provides in-depth training in adolescent and adult hip preservation surgery.

As a world leader in hip arthroscopy technique and innovation, Dr. Philippon has trained many prominent surgeons in hip arthroscopy. He joined The Steadman Clinic in 2005 and is currently the Managing Partner of the Steadman Clinic and serves as the Co-chairman and Co-Director of the Steadman Philippon Research Institute Sports Medicine Fellowship. The fellow will learn the most current hip arthroscopy techniques for the treatment of femoroacetabular impingement, labral tears and chondral damage. The fellow will also come to understand the causes of revision hip arthroscopy and will develop the skills to treat these conditions.

Dr. Matta, recognized internationally for his work in hip surgery relating to trauma, preservation and the anterior approach arthroplasty, started his Hip and Pelvis Fellowship in 1990 in Los Angeles.  Many surgeons completing this fellowship are now leaders in hip surgery.  Dr. Matta joined The Steadman Clinic in 2017. Working with Dr. Matta, the fellow will learn to perform periacetabular osteotomies for the treatment of hip dysplasia. The fellow will also focus on primary and revision hip arthroplasty, with an emphasis on the anterior approach.

With an international referral base, The Steadman Clinic is a world-renowned center for the Orthopaedic care of professional and recreational athletes.  This fellowship will, therefore, provide a high volume of hip arthroscopy, PAO and THA cases.  In addition, the fellow will have access to the Steadman Philippon Research Institute, a leader in the research of Musculoskeletal Regenerative Medicine, Biomotion and Biomechanics with NIH and DOD grants totaling over $5.7 million.

With the rapidly evolving nature of hip surgery, Drs. Philippon and Matta believe this fellowship provides a unique opportunity for elite-level training in the latest techniques for hip preservation through arthroscopic and open surgery.

Fellowship candidates should have completed a U.S residency in Orthopedic Surgery, be eligible for a Colorado Medical license and have a strong interest in the area of hip preservation surgery.
SPRI Educational Opportunities and Events
Monday Morning Grand Rounds
A combination of presentations by  the international famous Steadman Clinic and Howard Head PT Staff, and frequent grand rounds presentations by national and internationally famous orthopaedic sports medicine  surgeons and scientists, make this one of the most dynamic and stimulating grand rounds in the country.
Monday Conferences
These conferences are targeted to orthopaedic sports medicine surgeons, fellows, physician assistants, athletic trainers, orthopaedic nurses, physical therapists and research staff.   
Orthopaedic & Spine Lecture Series
The main objective of this lecture series is to bring together the “orthopaedic team” in an educational, yet fun and relaxed, format.  By reviewing common orthopaedic problems, establishing the best diagnostic modalities, and discussing a plethora of treatment options, we can all learn from each other.  The lecture is typically about 1 to 1.5 hours in length.  The target audience is physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, chiropractors, physical therapists, nurses and athletic trainers as well as scientific staff who are involved in the diagnostic evaluation and treatments of orthopaedic injuries and conditions.
EPOC Education and Public Outreach Committee
The EPOC program was established by SPRI to inspire the next generation of scientists through exposure to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).  The objective of the program is to offer our Eagle county children exposure to a world-class scientific research program.  EPOC is designed to reach students from 5th grade to high school
5th Grade SPRI Laboratory Tours
This allows fifth graders to see important aspects of the SPRI labs used by scientists and doctors.  Student will have an interactive experience and a Q&A session with the SPRI scientists.  
School Visits by SPRI Scientists
Eagle County schools have the opportunity to invite our professional scientists and researchers to their classrooms, lecture halls and science fairs.  
EPOC Science Club
Two student representatives from each Eagle County high school will be selected by their respective science teachers.  Students grades 11-12 will participate in teams mentored by their science teacher and assigned SPRI mentors.  
Contact Information for EPOC program  
Erica Lupien
Steadman Philippon Research Institute
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Ph: (970) 479-5782
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