Sports Medicine Fellowship

The University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship in Sports Medicine is a 12-month fellowship program in sports medicine. Sports medicine fellows are expected to have completed an ACGME residency program in orthopaedic surgery.

There is one position offered annually.  The fellow will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to initiate and administrate a community-focused sports medicine practice that serves high school, collegiate, professional, high school and recreational athletes.

The fellowship program will emphasize all aspects of primary care sports medicine including illness, injury, operative and non-operative treatment.  This includes study of the pathology and biomechanics of athletic injuries and the physical and psychological manifestations of sports injuries and conditions.

Time and facilities are available for clinical and basic science research projects in the University of Tennessee Anatomy and Pathology DepartmentCampbell Foundation support staff is available to assist in this research. Fellow is required to work on at least one research project during the fellowship year. It is expected that this research will result in a presentation, a publication, or both.

Sports Medicine Experiences

  • Sports Medicine Clinics
  • Sports Medicine related research; clinical and basic science
  • Team Coverage
  • Event Coverage
  • Pre-participation exams
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Lecture Series
  • Sports Medicine Journal Club

Team Experience

  • Memphis Grizzlies
  • Memphis Redbirds AAA Baseball
  • University of Memphis
  • Christian Brothers University
  • Rhodes College
  • Memphis River Kings Hockey Team
  • Memphis Explorers Arena Football Team 

Scholarly Activity

  • Required research projects
  • Publications
  • Specialty conference series
  • Conference presentations, local and national

Core Faculty:

  • Frederick M. Azar, M.D.
    Fellowship Director, Sports Medicine
  • S. Terry Canale, M.D.
    Pediatric Orthopaedics, Sport Medicine
  • Jeffrey A. Dlabach, M.D.
    Sports Medicine
  • Barney L. Freeman, M.D.
    Sports Medicine, Pediatric Spine Deformities
  • Robert H. Miller, M.D.
    Sports Medicine – Knee, Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Barry B. Phillips, M.D.
    Sports Medicine – Knee, Shoulder & Elbow Surgery


  • Specialty Conference
    (5:30-6:30 PM each Monday)
    Attend as duties allow and fellow desires.
  • Clinicopathology Conference
    (6:30-8:00 PM each Monday)
    Attendance is mandatory.
  • Core Curriculum Conference
    (5:00-7:00 PM each Thursday)
    Attendance is mandatory as assigned; otherwise, strongly encouraged.
  • Journal Club
    (7:00-9:00 PM one Thursday per month)
    Attendance is mandatory for the meeting when spine journal topics are reviewed.
  • Fellow will be required to present at least two conferences during the year on a topic of his/her own choosing.
  • Assist residents in surgery as requested and available.

Application Requirements

  • Completion of ACGME Accredited Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Campbell Clinic Sports Medicine application
  • Four letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum vitae

Contact Information

  • Campbell Clinic-University of Tennessee
  • 1211 Union Avenue, Suite 510
  • Memphis, Tennessee 38104
  • Telephone:  901 759-3274
  • Fax: 901 759-3278

This Fellowship maybe filled through the National Resident Matching Program. Deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 1.

Contact Us

Department of
Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering

1211 Union Ave. Suite 520
Memphis, TN 38104

Pat Goedecke
Phone: (901) 448-5879
Fax: (901) 448-3208

Campbell Foundation Education Office
1211 Union Ave Suite 510
Memphis, TN 38104

Resident Program

Renee Poe
Education Coordinator
Phone: (901) 759-3275

Fellowship Program

Rosemary Bankston
Education Coordinator
Phone: (901) 759-3274