Sports Medicine Fellowship

General Information

Under the leadership of Garry Ho, MD, Fellowship Director, the program offers a competitive fellowship experience in Sports Medicine. The program draws on experiences with local orthopaedists, local professional, college and high school sports teams, and academic work with the medical school of Uniformed Services University to provide intensive training in musculoskeletal medicine.

The program accepts 2 fellows per year for a 1 year training program. The curriculum includes 3-4 days of sports clinic under the supervision of a fellowship trained attending and 1-2 half days of continuity clinic. Fellows spend 2 days with several local orthopaedic groups for both an outpatient and operative experience. This includes general orthopaedics and fracture management and orthopaedic sports medicine, spine, foot and ankle, hand and upper extremity, physiatry and orthopaedic oncology. For academics and research the fellowship enjoys an ongoing relationship with a well established military sports Fellowship at the Uniformed Services Medical School at Bethesda, Maryland. Fellows participate in an intensive didactic program with 2 hours of lecture, orthopaedic grand rounds, faculty development and work with the Human Performance Lab on a weekly basis. Additional experiences include training and ongoing experience with Musculoskeletal Ultrasound for diagnostics and guided injections, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy for tendinopathies, Exercise Stress Testing and Orthopaedic Tumor Clinic.

The fellows are very active with team and event coverage at various levels. Each fellow will function as a high school team physician as well coverage of Marymount or George Mason Universities. The fellows are also involved with training room coverage for the Washington Wizards Basketball, Washington Valor Football, and Potomac Nationals Baseball. Finally, the fellowship covers the DC Divas Woman’s Football Team.

The fellows are additionally actively involved in the planning and execution of coverage for the Marine Corps Marathon, Army 10-Miler, Reston Triathlon and several Special Olympic events.

Our fellowship program is a founding program of the a collaborative sports medicine consortium, closely working together to provide a unique, mutually-beneficial educational cooperative. We call ourselves the National Capital Sports Medicine Consortium (NCSMC).

For more information contact Garry Ho, MD at gho@ffpcs.com.