Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship

The goal of the our Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship is to attract energetic, inquisitive, talented young surgeons devoted to becoming true experts in the field. This includes being a superb clinician, surgeon, and team physician. We hope to attract residents who have already set themselves apart from the routine applicant by being incredible doctors in the office and demonstrating a strong grasp of surgical aptitude and excellence. Our fellowship is unique because our fellows have four months of dedicated education in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine.

It is our intent that we train physicians dedicated to life-long learning and be equipped to contribute to the field of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.

Number of Fellows


ACGME accredited


1 Year

August 1 through July 31



Welcome Message From the Director

We sincerely appreciate your interest in the University of Connecticut’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship program. We are extremely proud of our program and believe it offers one of the richest orthopaedic sports medicine training experiences in the world. Our mission is to train inquisitive, talented surgeons dedicated to providing expert sports medicine care and increasing the fund of knowledge in our specialty. We believe that fellows trained in our program are well-equipped to pursue a career in academic medicine or private practice in the community setting. Please examine this page to gather information about our program and explore our clinical Orthopedics & Sports Medicine website. We look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Robert A. Arciero, MD
Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, UConn Health
Chief, Sports Medicine Division, UConn Health
Director, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, UConn Health
UConn Musculoskeletal Institute

Coach Geno Auriemma on the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program

Hall of Fame women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma explains how important the UConn Health Sports Medicine Fellowship Program is in keeping his athletes healthy and winning championships.

“This program exemplifies everything a fellowship should be and more. The unparalleled blend of hands-on operative training, clinical mentorship, research opportunities, and team coverage exposure is phenomenal. The UConn family, including office and surgical staff, research scientists, residents, and faculty, were impressively supportive.” – Sheeba Joseph

“The diversity of cases we are exposed to here – from skeletally immature patients with impairments to elite athletes requiring complex reconstructions to aging patients with chronic conditions – is second to none. But what really sets this program apart is the exceptional group of clinicians we get to work with every day who not only teach by example, but are true mentors.” – Joel Huleatt

“This fellowship is unparalleled in its education of young surgeons. The faculty are dedicated to ensuring that the fellows are knowledgeable and technically skilled in order to provide the best patient care possible. I am so grateful for my time at UConn and feel that it has provided me with a solid foundation to excel in my career.” – Laura Vogel