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UNC Orthopaedics & Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic Sports Medicine Fellowship

Dates: August 1st through July 31st

Program Training Director: R. Alexander Creighton, MD

ROC Site Director: Edwin Cadet, MD

Number of Fellows: Two (ACGME accredited)

UNC Orthopaedics ACGME Program Number: 2683626133

Program Description:

The fellowship is a joint program between UNC Orthopaedics and Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic (ROC) and will enable fellows to receive training in both an academic tertiary center and high-volume private practice. The program will graduate 2 fellows per year and it is a one-year program.  Dr. Alex Creighton is the Program Director, with faculty Dr. Jeff Spang and Dr. Ganesh Kamath from the UNC School of Medicine. Dr. Edwin Cadet is the Site Director at the Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic with orthopaedists Dr. Joe Barker, Dr. Matthew T. Boes, Dr. G. Hadley Callaway, Dr. Dr. David Dare, Dr. Marty Isbell, and Dr. Bob Wyker.  Jennifer Griffin is the Program Coordinator.  Athletic team coverage includes UNC, NC State, Shaw University, and area high schools.

Clinical Experience:

The goal of the fellowship is to prepare our fellows to be excellent clinicians and surgeons in the expanding field of orthopaedic sports medicine with emphasis on sports injuries and surgery of the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee.

  • Arthroscopic and open surgery, including shoulder arthroplasty
  • Athletic training room and game/event management
  • Prevention and rehabilitation
  • Exercise and sports science knowledge and performance

Research Experience:

The fellows will be provided on average one day per week of protected research time. This day is dedicated to scholarly activity so that the fellow can accomplish meaningful research during the year.

How to apply:

Accepting applications: 2023-2024 Fellowship Cohort

Match participation: SF Match

ACGME program number: 2683626133

Application open: TBD

Application deadline: TBD

We accept applications through the Central Application Service (CAS), a service provided through SF Match that distributes applications to training programs. The use of CAS assures that applications are uniform, complete, and distributed in an orderly fashion. You must register with the SF Match and pay an additional fee in order to access CAS. Please refer to SF Match for more information.

The UNC Orthopaedics and Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic Sports Medicine Fellowship will only consider complete applications from students graduating from an ACGME accredited Orthopaedic Surgery residency program.



For more information, please contact the Fellowship Coordinator:
Anna Cochis
UNC School of Medicine
Department of Orthopaedics, Campus Box #7055
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
P: 919-966-9066
F: 919-966-6730


UNC Sports Medicine Team

Raleigh Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Team