Program Director: Kevin E. Klingele, MD
Program Coordinator: Teaya Rough
Phone: (614) 722-3393
Fax: (614) 722-3373
The goal of the fellowship is to develop expertise and prepare an individual for the clinical and academic practice of children's orthopaedics. The Fellow will assist in decision-making and continuing care of the patient, including initial management (operative and/or nonoperative) and follow-up care. This program is ACGME accredited.
Mentored by seven staff pediatric orthopaedic surgeons, the Fellow will be exposed to extensive training and clinical experience in congenital deformities, neuromuscular disease, trauma, limb lengthening, hand, spine deformities, tumors, pediatric sports medicine, hip reconstruction and general pediatric orthopaedic problems. The program involves administrative, teaching, surgical, and clinical responsibilities. He/she will be expected to participate in resident education conferences and research.
Nationwide Children's Hospital is an accredited Level I trauma center. We average approximately 2,200 surgical procedures and 35,000 outpatient visits per year. The Fellow must be a graduate of an accredited orthopaedic residency program with eligibility for Part I of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery certifying exam. There is no certification or certificate of added qualifications offered for Pediatric Orthopaedics at this time.