Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Fellowship

Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Fellowship

The Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Fellowship program represents the continued commitment of Nationwide Children's Hospital to train clinicians in the evaluation and management of patients in the orthopedic subspecialty of limb lengthening and reconstruction.

The goal is to provide highly motivated Fellows with the clinical knowledge and research skills necessary for a successful academic & clinical career in this field.

The Nationwide Children's Hospital Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Fellowship is designed to provide the fellow with an ongoing, in-depth experience in the management of patients with congenital, developmental, and post-traumatic limb deformity and leg length discrepancy. Emphasis is placed on evaluation and both non-operative and operative management of these problems. Through participation in ongoing clinical programs, lectures, academic conferences, supervised patient care, research projects and in-depth surgical exposure, candidates completing the fellowship will have developed sound principles and sufficient experience to manage these musculoskeletal disorders. The fellow will also be exposed to basic and clinical research dealing with limb lengthening and reconstruction.

What You Need to Know

Application & Interview Process

How many fellows are taken at a time?

  • We take one fellow at time

When are you recruiting/accepting applications?

  • We are recruiting August through March for an August 1st start date

What criteria must you meet to apply?

  • Pre-requisite Training: MD, DO, MBBS or equivalent. Candidates must have completed residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery. US candidates are required to have an Ohio Training or Full License. Foreign candidates are required to have an ECFMG certificate, appropriate visa, and a Limited Permit to practice medicine in the state of Ohio.

What should you submit to apply? Who should you submit your application to? When is it due?

Applications can be made directly to our Program Director, Christopher Iobst, MD or our Program Coordinator, Teaya Rough.


Salary & Benefits

Our Fellows are hospital employees, and as such, they are eligible for the same benefits other full-time staff receive (with the exception of paid time off, which is outlined.) Click here to learn more about Fellowship benefits.

**the LLR fellow will be a PGY6 or above


For more information, please contact:

Program Director
Christopher Iobst, MD

Program Coordinator
Teaya Rough
(614) 722-3393