Welcome to Our Trauma Fellowship

Director's Message

Dustin Richter, MD Welcome. We have one 12-month, ACGME-accredited fellowship position available every August 1. Completion of an approved, orthopaedic surgery residency training program is required.

The Trauma Fellowship is well balanced between acute and reconstructive trauma, isolated and complex cases, clinical care and didactic learning, plus independence and guidance. We are the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the state and have an excellent integrated relationship with the Department of General Surgery's Trauma service. A fellow will get plenty of operative experience and will always have attending guidance.

This is not a trauma fellowship where a resident is totally left to take care of trauma patients by themselves, nor is it an observational apprenticeship. A fellow will learn techniques and principles by guided responsibility, repetition, being a teacher themselves, and combine didactics with clinical care.

David Chafey, MD

Associate Professor

Trauma Fellwoship Dircetor

Robert Blackstone, PA

Robert Blackstone, PA

Advanced Practice Provider

 

David Chafey, MD

David Chafey, MD

Associate Professor

& Program Director

Thomas DeCoster, MD

Thomas DeCoster, MD

Professor

 

Rick Gehlert, MD

Rick Gehlert, MD

Professor

Samer Kakish, MD

Samer Kakish, MD

Assistant Professor

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Samuel McArthur, MD

Assistant Professor

Urvij Modhia, MD

Urvij Modhia, MD

Assistant Professor

 

 

Trevor Crean, DO

Hometown: Dryden, MI
Undergraduate: Michigan State
Medical School: Michigan State
Residency: Michigan State - Mclaren Oakland
Post Fellowship: Mclaren Oakland

The fellow is assigned to, and works closely with, one of the attending physicians on a rotating basis. The fellow is expected to be the surgeon/first assistant on approximately 800 trauma cases.

Outpatient surgery is done in a state-of-the-art surgical center within walking distance from the main University Hospital. The fellow covers both private and public clinics and is assisted by orthopaedic residents. Fellows participate in two conferences per week devoted solely to the Trauma Fellowship Program. In addition, fellows will take part in the trauma curriculum of the Orthopaedic Residency Program.

Trauma Fellowship Orientation Handbook

Applications for Trauma Fellowship are accepted through December. All applicants must submit their information via SF Match, which processes applications via its Central Application Service.

We will review your application and call, email, or write to you regarding a potential interview. For information on benefits, salary, contracts, policies/procedures, and training requirements visit the UNM School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education website.

Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

Fellowship Coordinator

Darren Krehoff

1 University of New Mexico

MSC10 5600

Albuquerque, NM 87131