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Sports Medicine Fellowship

The University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship in Sports Medicine is a 12-month fellowship program in sports medicine. Sports medicine fellows are expected to have completed an ACGME residency program in orthopaedic surgery.

There is one position offered annually.  The fellow will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to initiate and administrate a community-focused sports medicine practice that serves high school, collegiate, professional, high school and recreational athletes.

The fellowship program will emphasize all aspects of primary care sports medicine including illness, injury, operative and non-operative treatment.  This includes study of the pathology and biomechanics of athletic injuries and the physical and psychological manifestations of sports injuries and conditions.

Time and facilities are available for clinical and basic science research projects in the University of Tennessee Anatomy and Pathology DepartmentCampbell Foundation support staff is available to assist in this research. Fellow is required to work on at least one research project during the fellowship year. It is expected that this research will result in a presentation, a publication, or both.

Sports Medicine Experiences

  • Sports Medicine Clinics
  • Sports Medicine related research; clinical and basic science
  • Team Coverage
  • Event Coverage
  • Pre-participation exams
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Lecture Series
  • Sports Medicine Journal Club

Team Experience

  • Memphis Redbirds AAA Baseball
  • Memphis Showboats USFL football team
  • Memphis 901 FC USL soccer team
  • University of Memphis
  • Christian Brothers University
  • Rhodes College

Scholarly Activity

  • Required research projects
  • Publications
  • Specialty conference series
  • Conference presentations, local and national

Application Requirements

  • Completion of ACGME Accredited Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery
  • SF Match Application
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Color Photo

This Fellowship may be filled through the SF Matching Service. Deadline for receipt of completed applications is December 1.

Anonymous Fellows Comment Form

Core Faculty

  • Frederick M. Azar, MD
    Fellowship Director – Sports Medicine
  • Tyler Brolin, MD
    Assistant Program Director – Sports Medicine
  • David Bernholt, MD
    Faculty – Sports Medicine
  • Thomas W. Throckmorton, MD
    Faculty – Sports Medicine


  • Sports Medicine Conference
    (6:45 AM each Tuesday morning)
    Attendance is mandatory
  • Core Curriculum Conference
    (5:30-8:00 PM each Monday night)
    Attendance is mandatory as assigned; otherwise, strongly encouraged
  • Journal Club
    (7:00-9:00 PM one Thursday per month)
    Attendance is mandatory for the meeting when sports topics are discussed
  • Fellow will be required to present at least two conferences during the year on a topic of his/her own choosing.
  • Assist residents in surgery as requested and available.
Nov 10, 2023