Hand Surgery Fellowship

Code: 15.012 Description of Hand Surgery Fellowship (ACCREDITED)

The University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship in Hand Surgery is an accredited 12-month fellowship in surgery of the adult hand. Time is spent in an office heavily weighted toward hand surgery problems (est. 90% to 95%). There is adequate exposure to acute and reconstructive hand surgery, as well as a broad spectrum exposure to clinical nonsurgical problems.

Time and facilities are available for clinical and basic science research projects in the University of Tennessee Anatomy and Pathology Department. Campbell 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.

This fellowship is chaired by James H. Calandruccio, M.D., who holds a Associate Professorship at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a graduate of the UT-WCC residency program. Dr. Calandruccio joined Campbell Clinic in July, 1991. His practice is almost exclusively dedicated to hand problems. Dr. Calandruccio, as Fellowship Director, establishes appropriate curriculum for the hand fellow according to the guidelines of the ACGME. Staff on the "hand" team include: David L. Cannon, M.D., a graduate of the UCSD Medical Center in San Diego, CA. Dr. Cannon joined the staff in July 2008; Mark T. Jobe, M.D., a graduate of the UT-WCC hand surgery fellowship program and rejoined the staff in February, 1994; Benjamin M. Mauck, M.D., a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio. He joined the staff September 2012; Jeffrey Cole, M.D., a graduate of Washington University St. Louis program, who joined the hand fellowship in 2013.

Specific responsibilities of the hand surgery fellow are outlined below:


  • Work-up new patients: obtaining history and physical examination data, ordering appropriate x-rays, and presenting the patient to the attending staff physician
  • Perform all procedures as directed: removal of pins, administration of injections, removal of sutures, debridement of wounds, and removal of casts
  • Complete preoperative history and physical examination and ensuring appropriate preoperative x-rays are available


  • Round on all in-patients once a day
  • Check preoperative lab work the day of surgery
  • Make postoperative check on all patients before discharge
  • Call ward the evening of surgery to check on postoperative patients from that day
  • Take first call on all in-patients
  • See all consults on in-patients and evaluate condition, collect lab data, order appropriate x-rays, scans and relevant consults
  • Present patient to attending staff physician


  • Serve as first assistant to staff, primary surgeon as directed
  • Write postoperative orders and brief operative notes 
  • Dictate all operative notes as directed
  • Perform all anesthetic blocks as directed
  • Ensure appropriate x-rays are on OR view board


  • Monday Night Conference (5:30-8:30 p.m. each Monday) Attendance is mandatory for all hand surgery topics.
  • Hand Mid-Week Conference (each Thursday) Attendance is mandatory for all hand topics. Otherwise, attendance is encouraged as duties allow and fellow desires.
  • Journal Club (6:30-8:30 p.m. first Thursday of each month) Attendance is mandatory at review of all hand and microsurgery topics. Otherwise, attendance is encouraged as duties allow and fellow desires.
  • Assist residents at MED and VAMC with hand surgery when requested and available.

Applicants for this fellowship must have completed an ACGME accredited residency program in orthopaedic surgery and be eligible to obtain a DEA certificate and medical licenses in both Tennessee and Mississippi. They are also required to obtain hospital privileges at the following institutions affiliated with the parent program:

Baptist Memorial Hospitals
Methodist Hospitals
Regional Medical Center at Memphis Rehabilitation Hospital of the Mid-south
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Memphis
Campbell Clinic Surgery Centers

This Fellowship will be filled through the National Resident Matching Program. Applications are accepted from September 1 through December 15. Invitations for interviews will be send out by December 31. To apply to the Hand Fellowship Program, please complete the Universal Hand Surgery Fellowship Application.

In addition to the Universal Hand Surgery Fellowship Application, applicants must submit:

  • a personal statement
  • CV
  • medical school transcript
  • 3 to 4 letters of recommendations
  • a current photo

Applications must be completed and returned with appropriate documentation to:

University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic
Hand Fellowship Program
Attn: Linda Swindle, Assistant to Dr. Calandruccio
1400 South Germantown
Germantown, TN 38138
Phone: (901) 759-3210
FAX: (901) 759-3159
or email:
Linda Swindle at lswindle@campbellclinic.com

Contact Us

Department of
Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering

1211 Union Ave. Suite 520
Memphis, TN 38104

Pat Goedecke
Phone: (901) 448-5879
Fax: (901) 448-3208
Email: pgoedecke@uthsc.edu

Campbell Foundation Education Office
1211 Union Ave Suite 510
Memphis, TN 38104

Resident Program

Renee Poe
Education Coordinator
Phone: (901) 759-3275
Email: rpoe2@uthsc.edu

Fellowship Program

Rosemary Bankston
Education Coordinator
Phone: (901) 759-3274
Email: rbanksto@uthsc.edu