Diverse patient populations offer a high volume of pathology for residents seeking opportunities in clinical research opportunities.

Over the course of the 5-year program, residents must demonstrate academically productive and scholarly activity through the completion of two hypothesis-driven research projects that are publishable in which the residents must make a significant contribution. The following activities can be used to fulfill the scholarly activity requirement besides:

  • Preparation and submission abstract/manuscript article for a peer-reviewed publication (must be listed as one of the first 3 authors);
  • Presentation of research projects, either podium or poster, at a regional or national meeting
  • System-Based Practice Academic/Quality Improvement Project Presentation

The Systems-Based Practice Academic Presentation/Quality Improvement Project should be planned 6-12 months prior to presentation with the aid of a faculty advisor. Residents will (1) choose a patient care practice that they would like to change/improve and (2) develop an action plan to get from the current state to the desired state.

Results from each scholarly activity and quality improvement projects will be presented in an Orthopaedic Grand Round Conference.

  • Research Project: presented at 3rd, 4th, and 5th year, and final results must be presented before graduation
  • System-Based Practice Academic Presentation/Quality Improvement: presented at by PGY5 before graduation


Robert C. Kollmorgen, D.O.
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Kollmorgen is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and fellowship trained in Hip Preservation. He earned his medical degree from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency in Orthopedic Surgery was completed at Midwestern University, and he finished his fellowship in Hip Preservation at Duke University.

Dr. Kollmorgen is dedicated to providing compassionate and effective care. He believes that excellent health begins with education and prevention and has made it his mission to enlighten patients to ways they can take greater control over their own health.


Yeng Vue, MA, Senior Clinical Research Coordinator
Phone: (559) 459-4372
Email: [email protected]

Yeng has been in research for over 6 years, with experiences ranging from planning the beginning of studies to running and managing them, organizing large files of collected datasets and analyzing them to run result findings.

As senior clinical research coordinator, Yeng manages all IRB applications, modifications, and documentations of the department’s studies to ensure that they are up to date and follow IRB guidelines for CRMC and UCSF Fresno.

She assists with organizing and running the statistical analysis of collected data, manuscript preparation writing, research presentations, and any research related activities that residents are involved in.

UCSF Fresno Department of Orthopaedic Surgery