Western University

Adult Reconstruction Fellowship


Steven J. MacDonald, MD, Richard W. McCalden MD, James McAuley, MD, Douglas Naudie, MD, James L. Howard, MD, Brent Lanting MD, and Edward Vasarhelyi MD offer a comprehensive adult reconstructive fellowship. The fellowship includes management of degenerative, rheumatoid, and post-traumatic arthritis of the hip and knee, a high volume of revision hip and knee arthroplasty, as well as exposure to non-arthroplasty alternatives of young adult hip disorders. The emphasis of the fellowship is on revision hip and knee arthroplasty, which comprises of about 30% of the clinical exposure. Fellows will be trained hands-on in the management of significant bone defects, infected arthroplasty, as well as complex periprosthetic fractures. The fellows will undertake at least two clinical and/or basic research projects during the year to be prepared for presentation at a national meeting and subsequent publication. The fellowship comprises a vast opportunity for orthopaedic research including long-term clinical outcome and database studies, initiation of randomized trials, use of advanced imaging modalities (RSA and micro-CT) for wear measurements and implant retrieval studies. Those who are interested in an academic career can enroll in the Masters of Science (MSc) in Surgery program offered by Western University.



Guidelines for Application


The application process and requirements for the fellowship differs for Canadian, American, and International Residents.



Canadian and International Residents:


Canadian and international candidates interested in our fellowship should apply directy to the arthroplasty fellowship program director:


Dr. Richard McCalden, MD, FRCSC

London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital

C9-004, 339 Windermere Road,

London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5A5

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American Residents:


American candidates interested in our fellowship must apply through the SF match. 


Click Here for more information on deadlines and guidelines for the SF match