Cleveland Clinic Florida's Department of Orthopedic Surgery is pleased to offer a one-year Adult Hip & Knee 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 weekly conference, quarterly journal clubs, cadaver labs, and research opportunities will round out the academic experience for the fellows.

Program Director

Aldo Riesgo, MD
Aldo Riesgo, MD



Extensive research opportunities exist with the support of a research coordinator and research fellows.

Participation in academic activities of the department and completion of at least one publishable research project are expected. There is protected time for research and academic pursuits.

Rotations & Call

Fellows will rotate through each service twice to provide a well-rounded and immersive educational experience with each surgeon. 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.



The Adult Hip and Knee Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship participates in the San Francisco Match for all positions (SF Match ID 4920). 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
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 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


Benefits information including salaries, insurance information and more, can be found by visiting the Graduate Medical Education Benefits page.



Program Director

Aldo Riesgo, MD
Aldo Riesgo, MD

Teaching Staff

Carlos Higuera Rueda, MD
Carlos Higuera Rueda, MD
Director, Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Center

Preston Grieco, MD

Preston Grieco, MD
Associate Staff

Senior GME Coordinator

Lauren Eadeh
2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd.
Weston, Florida 33331
Phone: 954.649.7453

Current Fellows

Current Fellows

Class of 2023

Matthew Broggi
Matthew Broggi, MD 
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

David Evans
David Evans, MD 
Brigham & Women’s Hospital 
Boston, MA 

Matthew Kerr
Matthew Kerr, MD 
Orlando Health,
Orlando, FL

Joseph Palmer
Joseph Palmer, DO 
Broward Health Medical Center
Fort Lauderdale, FL



Class of 2023

  • Michael J. Canfield, MD
    OrthoNY, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Scott A. Galey, MD
    Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies, Ft. Collins, CO
  • Justin Limtong, DO
    Knee & Shoulder Institute, Las Vegas, NV
  • Jacob B. Wilkerson, MD
    Animas Orthopaedics, Durango, CO

Class of 2022

  • James Baker, MD
    University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
  • Garen Collett, MD
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center/Parkland Hospital, Dallas, TX
  • Bruno Gross, MD
    Orthopedic Specialists of Dallas, Rockwall, TX
  • Zachary Hubert, MD
    Baylor Scott White Waxahachie, Waxahachie, TX

Class of 2021

  • Robert Avino, MD
    Palm Beach Orthopedic Institute, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • William Braaksma, MD
    Orthopaedic Associates of Port Huron, Port Huron, MI
  • Ardalan Sayan, MD
    Mcleod Orthopedics, Florence, SC
  • Nicholas Talluri, MD
    Kennedy White Orthopedic Center, Sarasota, FL

Class of 2020

  • Roby Abraham, MD
    HCA East Florida Orthopedics, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Tyler Britten, MD
    Top of Texas Orthopedics, Amarillo, TX
  • Preston Grieco, MD
    Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL

Class of 2019

  • Andrew Garber, MD
    New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center; Nashua, NH
  • Qais Naziri, MD
    Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
  • Tyler Newton, DO
    Texoma Medical Center, Denison, TX

Class of 2018

  • Steven J. Cowart, M.D.
    Valdosta Orthopedic Associates Valdosta, GA
  • Thomas Jacob Seales
    Orthopedic Associates, Destin Florida

Class of 2017

  • Kyle McGivern, DO
    Southwest Orthopedic Specialist
  • Miles Birmingham, DO
    Orthovirginia, North Chesterfield,VA

Class of 2016

  • Raul Gosthe, MD
    Jackson Medical Group, Miami, FL
  • Kristopher Sanders, MD
    Erlanger Orthopaedics, Chattanooga, TN

Class of 2015

  • Ricardo Montanet, MD
    Hospital De La Concepcion, Puerto Rico