Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Ryerson Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports medicine offers a one – year fellowship program in pediatric orthopaedics. The fellowship is NUFSM GMEC approved and POSNA accredited. Fellows train at Lurie Children's Hospital, part of the McGaw Medical Center.

Clinical Experience

The Fellow will demonstrate the knowledge and skills to evaluate, manage, and perform procedures required for the practice of Pediatric Orthopaedics at the completion of the program. 


During the year, the Fellow will gain skill in scholarly work and will participate in research. The fellow is expected to complete a retrospective or prospective clinical outcome study or participate in a basic science research project.  Joining a LC IRB prior to arrival is encouraged. By the end of the year, the study or research project must be completed and will be presented at the Annual Thesis day Conference in May and be ready for manuscript submission. The Fellow will have one half day per week of protected time for clinical or basic research.

Postitions Offered

One position is offered each year through the SFMatch Residency and Fellowship Matching Service.

Application Requirements

Completion of residency in Orthopaedic Surgery.

Learn More

For more information, see the Orthopaedic Surgery section of the Lurie Children's website.

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
225 E Chicago Ave, Box 69
Chicago, Illinois 60611-2605
Phone: 312-227-6529
Fax: 312-227-9404

Program Directors

John Sarwark, MD

John F. Sarwark
Division Head and Fellowship Program Co-Director

 Vineeta Swaroop, MD

Vineeta T. Swaroop
Fellowship Program Co-Director

Contact Us

Kayla Stroner
Program 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.