Cleveland Clinic Florida's Department of Orthopedic Surgery is pleased to offer a one-year Adult Reconstruction fellowship. Under the supervision of the distinguished faculty of Cleveland Clinic Florida, this fellowship offers an outstanding diversity of experience in all areas of adult joint reconstruction.

The fellowship requirements include completion of an Orthopedic residency training program and obtaining a Florida Medical License.

Fellows will be exposed to a wide-range of current reconstructive techniques for the hip and knee. This includes but is not limited to: robotic surgery, partial knee replacements, cemented & cement-less fixation, and direct anterior total hip arthroplasty. As a referral center for complex arthroplasty, the fellow will obtain extensive experience in revision arthroplasty, including metaphyseal fixation, augmented acetabular reconstruction, extensile exposures, osteotomies, and direct anterior revision hip arthroplasty. A bi-monthly conference will round out the academic experience for the fellows.

Program Director

Preetesh Patel, MD
Preetesh Patel, MD
The Program

The Program


There are multiple research opportunities available.

Participation in academic activities of the department and completion of at least one publishable research project are expected.


Each fellow will be on-call one weekend per month. There will be no weekday call responsibilities. Call responsibilities include rounding on inpatients and ER consults. Cleveland Clinic Florida is a Level-2 trauma facility.


Evaluation of fellow with feedback to fellow at least twice per year.

Evaluation of staff and program at least once per year.

Application Process

Application Process

How to Apply

The Adult Hip and Knee Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship participates in the San Francisco Match for all positions. You must complete all components of the SF Match application in order for your application to be considered complete and to be reviewed by the Selection Committee. Our application requirements are the same as the standard SF application:

  • Complete Application
  • CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Medical School Transcript
  • USMLE Step I Transcript & Score > 220 is suggested with one (1) attempt/ COMLEX Level equivalent
  • USMLE Step 2 Transcript & Score >220 is suggested with one (1) attempt / COMLEX Level 2 equivalent
  • Three Letters of Recommendation


Salary is at the PGY6 level plus fringe benefits as detailed in the Graduate Physician Policy Manual and listed in the Resident/Fellow Benefits.

Grad Level Current Pay Rate
1 $52,474
2 $54,341
3 $56,265
4 $58,867
5 $61,887
6 $64,408
7 $66,498
8 $70,762

Paid Time Away: Vacation, Maternity, & Paternity

  • Vacation: 3 weeks (15 working days) provided at the beginning of each academic year
  • Maternity: 6 weeks paid leave for natural childbirth or adoption; 8 weeks for cesarean section.  Additional time off unpaid up to a maximum of 12 weeks under the Family Medical Leave Act.
  • Paternity: 2 weeks paid leave. Additional time off unpaid up to a maximum of 12 weeks under the Family Medical Leave Act. 


  • Healthcare: Cleveland Clinic Florida covers 50% of annual Healthcare Plans for Clinical Trainees and their families.  Effective on the first day of training with no waiting period.
  • Dental and Vision Care: Cleveland Clinic Florida covers 100% of annual Dental and Vision Care Plans for Clinical Trainees.
  • Maternity Care: 100% coverage is provided through the health care plan that you select within the plan's guidelines.
  • Pharmaceuticals: As outlined by the Cleveland Clinic Florida Health Plan.
  • Malpractice: Paid by the Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation/Cleveland Clinic Florida. Limited to activities within the training program.
  • Life Insurance:  $25,000 term group policy.

Travel Privileges and Other Education Activities

Senior residents, chief residents, and fellows in ACGME and NON-ACGME programs that meet eligible criteria as outlined in the Graduate Physicians Manual may be approved to attend academic meetings for the purpose of presenting or engaging in leadership roles within national societies will be eligible up to 5 days per academic year with a maximum reimbursement of $1,200 per academic year.

Additional Benefits

  • Book Allowance: A $250 educational allowance per year is available to all clinical residents/fellows. Primary use is for textbooks.
  • On-call Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner: Paid by Cleveland Clinic Florida when on in house night call.
  • Cell phones: Apple iPhone provided to all residents
  • Uniforms: Supplied by Cleveland Clinic Florida.


Program Director

Teaching Staff

Program Coordinator

Tatiana Garcia
2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd.
Weston, Florida 33331
Phone: 954.659.5366
Fax: 954.659.6216
Email: garciat4@ccf.org

Current Fellows

Current Fellows

Class of 2020

  • Tyler Britten, MD
    Baylor Scott and White Health
    Temple, TX
  • Preston Griesco, MD
    SUNY Downstate Medical Center
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Roby Abraham, MD
    SUNY Downstate Medical Center
    Brooklyn, NY