Fondren Orthopedic Fellowships

At Fondren Orthopedic Group, we are pleased to offer a variety of fellowships to provide comprehensive training in the fundamentals of orthopedic care. Our ultimate goal is to provide the fellow with an opportunity to train in an efficient high-volume practice that is also a collegial and nurturing environment. We view the fellow as a junior partner, rather than as a trainee, which ultimately allows them the freedom to only worry about their arthroplasty education during this valuable year.



We are pleased to offer a comprehensive fellowship in all facets of adult reconstructive surgery. The goal of the program is to provide extensive training in the fundamentals of adult reconstruction, from primary hip and knee procedures to complex arthroplasty, including revisions, periprosthetic fractures and periprosthetic joint infections.

Every aspect of the fellowship will be focused on education. The fellow will participate in all aspects of patient care, including pre-operative counseling and planning, surgical intervention, inpatient management and post-operative care in the office setting. A monthly conference will provide the fellow with a longitudinal educational program throughout the year. Additionally, research is highly encouraged and ample time, facilities and personnel are available to ensure successful project completion.

This fellowship participates in the SFMatch program. No international fellowship opportunities are available at this time.

General Information

Contact Information

Duration: 1 year (August 1 to July 31)

Stipend: $70,000 with benefits and opportunities
for moonlighting

Location: Houston, TX (Texas Medical Center)

Gregory Stocks, MD, Chair

Ugo Ihekweazu, MD, Program Director

Megan Leichliter, Program Coordinator (meganleichliter@att.net)

Phone: (713) 794-3413


Hands-On Experience

The fellows should expect to scrub greater than 650 arthroplasty cases during their year. Approximately 20-30 percent of these cases will be complex arthroplasty and revision procedures.

Breadth of surgical experience:

  • Knee Arthroplasty
    • Conventional techniques
    • Robotic assisted surgery
    • Computer navigation
    • Partial knee replacement
  • Hip Arthroplasty
    • Mini-posterior
    • Direct anterior
    • Robotic assisted
    • Computer navigation
    • Hip Resurfacing arthroplasty
  • Complex primary and revision arthroplasty
  • Periprosthetic fracture
  • Periprosthetic joint infections
  • Custom arthroplasty
  • Elective opportunities
    • Hip preservation
    • Image guided injections
    • Business of medicine/practice management



The fellow will have one full day off per week to devote to academic activities, including preparing for conference and completing research projects. The goal is for the fellow to prepare a minimum of 2 manuscripts during the year.

On average, the fellow will have 3 surgical days per week, one full dedicated day for research and other academic duties, one half day for clinic and one-half day for elective activities. There will be 2, 3-month blocks which will each be completed twice during the academic year. There is flexibility built into the schedule to cover interesting cases. Essentially all clinical activities will take place at Texas Orthopedic Hospital, including surgery, clinic and research. However, some of the faculty do sometimes perform interesting and complex procedures at a neighboring general hospital (1.5 miles away) that the fellow is welcome to participate in.

Texas Orthopedic Hospital

A private, orthopedic specialty hospital located in the Texas Medical Center, the academic and Healthcare focal point of the Greater Houston Area. Nearly 3,000 arthroplasty cases completed annually. This facility is staffed by the Fondren Orthopedic Group, which is private and renowned full-service orthopedic group with offices throughout the Greater Houston area.

Fondren Orthopedic Research Institute

The research arm of the Fondren orthopedic group. The institute is directed by Dr. Corey Hryc, is staffed with full time employees and generally has a number of students, residents and volunteers available to contribute to clinical research projects.

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