Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Ryerson Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship

The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine offers a one-year, ACGME-accredited program for specialty training in pediatric orthopaedics.

Fellows train at Lurie Children's, a member institution of the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University consortium.

Curriculum and Experience

Educational methods include one-on-one supervision (attending orthopaedic surgeon and fellow) in outpatient offices, clinics and the operating room.

The Fellow will complete preceptor-based rotations in the areas of Pediatric Spine, Pediatric Neuromuscular, Pediatric Orthopaedic Sports Surgery, Pediatric Trauma, Pediatric Hip and Complex Limb Reconstruction, and Pediatric Hand/ Upper Extremity.

The Fellow will be assigned an outpatient clinic with an attending. The Fellow will assume responsibility for selected patients, their admission, surgery, and inpatient requirements. He or she will be the primary supervised surgeon for these cases and will be responsible for daily rounds and documentation. As the primary supervised surgeon, the Fellow will demonstrate the knowledge and skills to perform procedures required for the practice of Pediatric Orthopaedics. The Fellow will perform procedures with and without resident assistance.


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.


Please visit the McGaw Medical Center website for complete information on fellow stipend and benefits.

How to Apply

Lurie Children's Hospital participates and abides by the fellowship match, supervised by the San Francisco Matching Program (SFMP). To participate in the pediatric orthopaedic surgery match, register with SFMP. Application deadline is October 15th.

For More Information

For more information, see the pediatric orthopaedic surgery fellowship page of the Lurie Children’s website. 

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.