Orthopaedic Trauma

The UCSF Fresno Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship is a one-year program accredited by the Orthopaedic Trauma Association.

The fellow will work primarily at Community Regional Medical Center (CRMC), the only Level 1 Trauma/Burn Center between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The CRMC emergency department had over 110,000 patient visits in 2019, making it one of the busiest in the state. With a catchment area population of 4.3 million, the program provides a truly robust and diverse clinical experience.

Because of the faculty members’ various training backgrounds and clinical experiences, the fellow will be involved in both acute and chronic fracture/wound care involving the entire shoulder girdle, the entire upper extremity (and carpus if interested), the pelvis and acetabulum, the entire lower extremity and foot, and rotational flaps and skin grafts required for open fractures. All these cases are covered and performed by our trauma team and ensure the fellow a wide variety and high case volume.

The fellow will take call at CRMC 5-7 times per month. Two days a month, they will operate at our affiliated hospital, Clovis Community Medical Center (CCMC), performing elective fracture work, nonunions, malunions, and other fracture related cases.

The program’s goal is to promote a high-quality post-residency training experience in orthopaedic trauma, to train the next generation of orthopaedic traumatologists, and continue to advance care for all trauma patients.