Sports Medicine Fellowship Program

Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the Beacon Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, Inc. provides a sports medicine Fellowship Program for graduating orthopaedic physicians who choose to specialize in sports medicine.

Program Overview
The one-year program features a curriculum of didactics and a hands on approach to develop a Fellow’s clinical and surgical experience. Fellows work closely with Beacon physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists, and other clinical and research staff in surroundings conducive to preparing the Fellow for a successful career in orthopaedic sports medicine.

Under the guidance of Fellowship Director, Timothy E. Kremchek, MD, Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Surgeon, all Fellows at Beacon will be offered the training and experience needed for a successful and rewarding career in orthopaedic sports medicine. Curriculum includes diagnostic care and surgery, high school/college team coverage in the Greater Cincinnati area including the coordination of care with athletic trainers and physical therapists, and research opportunities. Each Fellow will be designated as a team physician for his/her assigned college and/or high school athletic event(s) during the training year.

As the official medical provider for the Cincinnati Reds, Beacon is able to offer a hands-on experience to Fellows, allowing them to care for professional baseball athletes. Fellows will assist in caring for these athletes during spring training in Goodyear, Arizona, for approximately two months and also during the regular season.

Beginning with the 2016/2017 program, Beacon will accept three Fellows per year instead of two.

1 Year (August 1st- July 31st)

Salary and Benefits 2016/2017
$60,000 annual salary + benefits; reimbursement of licensing and credentialing fees, paid medical mal-practice fees, and up to $3,000 annually for program director approved educational programs outside of Beacon. Medical and disability insurance is offered for the Fellow and additional family medical coverage is available at Beacon employee rates. Housing is not provided.

Cincinnati, OH
– Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine – Beacon West
6480 Harrison Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45247
– Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine – Summit Woods
500 E Business Way, Sharonville, OH 45241

Clinical Experience
Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine has 7 locations in the Cincinnati Tri-State area. Fellow(s) will train at two of the main facilities, Beacon Summit Woods in Sharonville and Beacon West in Cincinnati. The sports medicine fellowship is balanced between these two clinical office settings and two ambulatory surgery centers. One of the highlights for our Fellows is the opportunity to gain considerable experience in the two clinics. The two out-patient surgery centers, rehabilitation centers and Beacon Elite Sports Training are in the same facility as both Beacon medical office(s) making for even more convenience during the Fellows’ training. The Fellows will work with six orthopedic surgery attendings and one primary care sports medicine attending. One of the strengths of our program is the training the fellows will receive by working with a group of diversely-trained faculty.

The fellowship offers an extremely active surgical experience at both Beacon ambulatory surgery centers with a balanced exposure to open and closed surgical treatment of the shoulder, elbow, knee, foot/ankle, hand, and hip with an emphasis on open reconstruction of the elbow.  The Fellow will also conduct surgery with his/her attending at several major Cincinnati hospitals including UC West Chester Hospital, TriHealth Good Samaritan and Bethesda North Hospitals, and The Christ Hospital.

Supervising Physicians
Timothy E. Kremchek, M D, Medical and Fellowship Director; Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Clinical Faculty, Research, and Educational Program Instructor, Medical Director for the Cincinnati Reds.

Steve Hamilton, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Clinical Faculty, Research, and Educational Program Instructor

Robert Burger, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Clinical Faculty, Research, and Educational Program Instructor, Medical Director for Xavier University Athletics.

Peter S. Cha, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Clinical Faculty, Research, and Educational Program Instructor , President- Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Glen McClung, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Clinical Faculty, Research, and Educational Program Instructor

Robert Rolf, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Clinical Faculty, Research, and Educational Program Instructor

Henry Stiene, MD, Primary Care Sports Medicine Clinical Faculty and Educational Program Instructor

Educational Program
The fellowship includes a comprehensive curriculum that hosts a full spectrum of musculoskeletal and medical topics in orthopaedics and sports medicine.  Through a series of journal clubs, weekly didactic conferences and patient case studies, both non-surgical and surgical sports medicine topics are reviewed. Faculty and fellows conduct research and present their findings along with invited guest speakers who are experts in field of orthopaedics and sports medicine. Each fellow is expected to coordinate multiple presentations and to participate and lead discussion in journal clubs.  Within our surgical bio-skill laboratories, we facilitate education on new techniques, new surgical products and new procedures that speed efficiencies and improve outcomes for orthopaedic patients.

Our weekly sports medicine fellowship conferences are broadcast via WebEx through a private web-link provided by Beacon.  Most are free of charge and provide CME credit for physicians.

Research Component
Research is a mandatory requirement of the fellowship. At least one research project is considered the minimum expectation of our fellows. Generally, the fellows will have one day per week for research, although there will ample time throughout the week for additional reading and research.

Selection Criteria
Fellows accepted to the orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship program must have completed an ACGME-accredited residency in Orthopaedic Surgery and be a graduate of a medical school in the U.S.A. accredited by the ACGME (or ECFMG equivalent); have or be able to obtain a full unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Ohio. Our fellows will be selected for the fellowship through the Sports Medicine Match sponsored by the AOSSM, administered by the San Francisco Match. The academic year is August 1st through July 31st, thus allowing time for the graduating resident to prepare for written board examinations, move and get acclimated to Cincinnati, Ohio.

2012-13 Graduates
Bradley W. Dyrstad, MD
Michael D. Myers, DO

2013-2014 Graduates
Lucas B. Richie, MD
Brian R. Wallace, DO

2014-2015 Graduates
Benjamin F. Donohue, MD
Andrew J. Razzano, DO
Ian S. Rice, MD

2015-2016 Graduates
Brad Conner, DO
Brean McCarthy, DO

2016-2017 Graduates
Callista Morris, DO
Nathan Rencher, DO

2017-2018 Graduate
Shane Kibbe, M.D.

2018-2019 Graduate
Trevor Call, DO
Josh Natali, DO
Sean Wilkinson, DO

2019-2020 Current Fellows

Anthony Berdis, DO
Will Schneider, DO
Nathan Wool, MD

For more information regarding the sports medicine fellowship program, please contact:
GME Director, Jen Davis

American Medical Association
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education 
Federation of State Medical Boards 
Internet Society of Orthopaedic Surgery & Trauma
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Society for Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
Arthroscopy Association of North America