Orthopedic surgery residents at Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine benefit from academic lectures and Grand Rounds in cooperation with the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University. This joint relationship offers a balanced program of both didactic and group participation conferences to foster and encourage resident education.



Monday Evenings 5:00pm - 8:00pm at Rothman Institute in Marlton, NJ

Each Monday, conferences are lead by dedicated attending physicians in each subspecialty and resident attendance is mandatory. Residents actively participate at all levels of this conference program and take an active role in the education of medical students who rotate through the orthopedic service.



Friday Mornings 6:00am - 8:00am at Rothman Institute in Marlton, NJ

Grand Rounds include presentations teleconferenced given every Friday morning from faculty and visiting professors presenting at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Prominent orthopedic surgeons throughout the country and the world lecture and provide the latest updates on topics relevant to their subspecialty.



Variable Schedule

Approximately once a month, residents on specific subspecialty rotations join with the orthopedic residents and attending physicians from Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital for an informal gathering to discuss articles in the latest orthopedic journals. Junior residents are responsible for presenting and critiquing articles.

The Journal Club is usually hosted by one of the attendings at his or her residence. Food and refreshments are provided. Faculty and residents find this informal setting as an excellent opportunity to discuss and debate current orthopedic topics outside the hospital.



Residents have the unique privilege to collaborate with esteemed and well-written orthopedic attendings from multiple subspecialties. Plentiful resources and opportunities are available for all level residents through Rowan University research department, as well as participating research facilities at Thomas Jefferson University.

Research requirements include mandatory publication of 1-2 peer reviewed journal articles per training year. Guidance and support from attendings and colleagues are available during monthly research meetings, as well as welcomed open discussion with attendings on a daily basis.

In addition to peer-reviewed publications, many residents also become involved with unique case reports, editing and drafting of book chapters and multimedia publications or demonstrations. All of these research opportunities and achievements will provide graduating residents with the necessary background to succeed in any orthopedic subspecialty fellowship, as well as initiating a relationship with orthopedic academic societies and conferences.



Ammar Karim, D.O.

Relationship and Classification of Plantar Heel Spurs in Patients With Plantar Fasciitis.
Ahmad J, Karim A, Daniel JN.
Foot Ankle Int. 2016 Sep;37(9):994-1000. doi: 10.1177/1071100716649925.
PMID: 2717788

Routine Postoperative Laboratory Tests Are Unnecessary After Partial Knee Arthroplasty.
Shaner JL, Karim AR, Casper DS, Ball CJ, Padegimas EM, Lonner JH.
J Arthroplasty. 2016 Dec;31(12):2764-2767. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2016.05.052.
PMID: 27449718

Osteonecrosis of the knee: review.
Karim AR, Cherian JJ, Jauregui JJ, Pierce T, Mont MA.
Ann Transl Med. 2015 Jan;3(1):6. doi: 10.3978/j.issn.2305-5839.2014.11.13. Review.
PMID: 25705638

Karim AR. Factors Associated with Missed Foot and Ankle Appointments.: Presented at NJOS Annual Symposium, Bedminster, NJ. March 2015


Stephen Hioe, D.O.

Incidence of Hardware Removal Following Volar Plate Fixation of Distal Radius Fracture.
Lutsky KF, Beredjiklian PK, Hioe S, Bilello J, Kim N, Matzon JL.
J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Dec;40(12):2410-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2015.09.017.
PMID: 26527594

Hioe S. Single Bundle vs. Double Bundle (Anatomical) Reconstruction of the Thumb Ulnar Collateral Ligament - A Biomechanical Study. Poster presentation at ASSH 2016


David Levine, D.O.

Levine, D. Overstuffing in Radial Head Arthroplasty: A Case Report. Presented at NJOS Annual Symposium, Bedminster, NJ. March 2015 - and - Podium presentation at AOAO, October 2016

Third Place Winner in Shoulder and Elbow Category for AOAO Scientific Award


Gregory Lichtman, D.O.

All-Arthroscopic Implantation of Minced Juvenile Chondral Allograft for an Isolated, Full-Thickness Chondral Lesion in the Trochlea of an Adult Knee.
McMillan S, Lichtman GT, Betz C.
Arthrosc Tech. 2016 Apr 25;5(2):e397-401. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2016.01.016.
PMID: 27462540

Lateral Decubitus versus Beach Chair Positioning for Shoulder Arthroscopy: A Comparison of Vital Sign Changes During Patient Positioning and Throughout Surgery.

AOAO Foundation Don Joy Award for Sports Medicine Research 2016


Megan C. Chapter, D.O.

Achilles Tendon Disorders.
Saini SS, Reb CW, Chapter M, Daniel JN.
J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2015 Nov;115(11):670-6. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.2015.138.
PMID: 26501760

Chapter M. Failure of Humeral Shaft Hardware: Presented at NJOS Annual Symposium, Bedminster, NJ. April 2016


Sundeep Saini, D.O.

Achilles Tendon Disorders.
Saini SS, Reb CW, Chapter M, Daniel JN.
J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2015 Nov;115(11):670-6. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.2015.138.
PMID: 26501760

Diagnosis and management of plantar fasciitis.
Thompson JV, Saini SS, Reb CW, Daniel JN.
J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2014 Dec;114(12):900-6. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.2014.177. Review.
PMID: 25429080

Reb CW, Saini SS, Stenson JP, Albana MF, Pedowitz DI, Raikin SM, Daniel JN. Development of a Predictive Model for the Outcome of Nonsurgical Treatment of Insertional Achilles Tendinosis: Podium presentation at AOFAS Annual Meeting 2016.

Reb CW, Saini SS, Stenson JP, Albana MF, Pedowitz DI, Raikin SM, Daniel JN. Prospective Content Validity Assessment of the Foot and Ankle Ability Measure in Achilles Tendon Diseases: Podium presentation at AOFAS Annual Meeting 2016.


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