Grand Rounds

Date: 9/27/2017
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Location: 2ACC Learning Center
Topic: TBA
Facilitator: Deana Mercer, MD

Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

MSC10 5600
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Phone: 505-272-2231 (clinic hotline) 505-272-4107 (academic office)
Fax: 505-272-8098

Message from the Trauma Fellowship Program Director

Thomas DeCoster, MD (photo)

Thomas DeCoster, MD
Professor & Chief
Orthopaedic Trauma

Welcome. We have one 12-month, ACGME-accredited fellowship position available every August 1. Completion of an approved, orthopaedic surgery residency training program is required.

The Trauma Fellowship is well balanced between acute and reconstructive trauma, isolated and complex cases, clinical care and didactic learning, plus independence and guidance. We are the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the state and have an excellent integrated relationship with the Department of General Surgery's Trauma service. A fellow will get plenty of operative experience and will always have attending guidance.

This is not a trauma fellowship where a resident is totally left to take care of trauma patients by themselves, nor is it an observational apprenticeship. A fellow will learn techniques and principles by guided responsibility, repetition, being a teacher themselves, and combine didactics with clinical care.

Meet Our Trauma Faculty

David H. Chafey, MD (photo)

David H. Chafey, MD
Assistant Professor

Thomas DeCoster, MD (photo)

Thomas DeCoster, MD

Rick Gehlert, MD (photo)

Rick Gehlert, MD

Samuel McArthur, MD (photo)

Samuel McArthur, MD
Assistant Professor

Urvij Modhia, MD (photo)

Urvij Modhia, MBBS, MD
Assistant Professor

Meet Our Trauma Fellow

Samir Kakish, MBBS (photo)

Samer Kakish,
FRCS (Trauma and Ortho)

Undergraduate: Jordan University of Science & Technology - Ar Ramtha, Irbid, Jordan
Medical School: Jordan University of Science & Technology - Ar Ramtha, Irbid, Jordan
Residency: Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland - Dublin, Ireland
Post Fellowship: TBD