Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Adult Reconstruction Fellowship

Our program affords an appropriate balance of clinical exposure and academic time.

Clinical Care

The fellow’s clinical responsibilities include the clinical evaluation; office management; and preoperative, operative and postoperative care of patients. It is anticipated that the fellow will participate in the surgical care of greater than 500 cases covering all aspects of arthroplasty. All fellows are expected to maintain a case log.


The fellow will be afforded weekly protected time to pursue scholarly investigation of interested topics. The full support of departmental and institutional resources will be made available to the fellow in pursuing research. The faculty will act as co-investigators and mentors in formulating projects, interfacing with the IRB, executing the research plan, interpreting results and preparing manuscripts and presentations. The fellow is expected to complete at least one project and prepare one manuscript for peer reviewed presentation. Financial support will be made available for travel to present research findings at regional and national meetings.

The fellow will be expected to present one departmental Grand Rounds, and present research findings at the department’s annual thesis day. Additionally the fellow will participate in weekly arthroplasty conferences and present cases, when appropriate, at the monthly departmental M&M conference.  These opportunities allow the fellow to gain experience in researching topics, formulating presentations, and public speaking.

For more information on the educational experience, visit our division page.


In addition to participation in the full clinical and academic calendar, the fellow will have the opportunity to conduct, present, and defend clinical and/or basic science research. The fellow must complete at least one clinical or basic research project that is publishable in a peer-reviewed journal and present research findings at our annual Resident and Alumni Thesis Day.  The department will support the fellows’ research efforts with travel expenses to present findings at regional and national meetings. 

Our Facilities

The fellowship is based at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH).  The hospital is a large, urban medical center and level-1 trauma center with excellent facilities related to patient care.  The clinic is fully staffed and has over 20 individual patient rooms, a cast room, attached physical therapy, and plain film imaging.

Fellows have access to all educational, clinical and surgical resources available at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.  These facilities include multiple laboratories specialized in biomechanics, gait evaluation, and human anatomy.  NMH has a human anatomy lab that the fellow will have access to for cadaveric studies.

The medical school also has the Northwestern Center for Advanced Surgical Education (NCASE), which has skill stations, simulators, and dry and wet labs for use in educational conferences.


Accepted candidates are provided mentorship by five dedicated faculty with extensive experience in clinical education and significant involvement with professional societies (AAHKS, AAOS, MAOA, OTA, AOA):

Program Director

David W. Manning, MD
David W. Manning, MD

Current Fellow


Daniel Rossi, MD

Contact Us

Alfredo Bueno
Fellowship Coordinator

Housestaff Research Portal

Feinberg has the infrastructure and resources to assist McGaw trainees interested in conducting scientific research. Visit our Housestaff Research Portal to learn more.