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About Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston Methodist Hospital is a private, non-profit institution where fellows will receive most of their training. It has earned worldwide recognition since it opened its doors in 1919. As a private, adult teaching hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, it offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. The hospital is recognized as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S.News & World Report, with top national ranking in 11 specialties. It is among the country's largest non-profit health care providers. The medical staff includes dozens of physicians listed in The Best Doctors in America.
Houston Methodist Hospital is the largest inpatient facility in the Texas Medical Center with more than 1,400 beds. The Texas Medical Center is considered to be the world’s largest medical complex, comprised of 45 not-for-profit member institutions, which are dedicated to the highest standards of patient care, research, and education.
Houston Methodist Hospital has 60 designated orthopaedic surgery beds on the seventh floor of the Dunn Tower. Of the 20 operating room suites, about six are dedicated daily to orthopaedic surgery. Methodist Bone and Joint Center represents one of the most active orthopaedic surgery services in the United States. The faculty outpatient offices are located in Smith Tower, which is connected by walkway to the main hospital building. The orthopaedic surgery department occupies the entire 25th and 26th floors of Smith Tower. The orthopaedic library, physical therapy, MRI, and CT imaging are all located on other floors of Smith Tower.
Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine offers a one-year, ACGME accredited fellowship which entitles participating fellows to eligibility for the Sports Medicine CAQ exam. The fellows will gain extensive hands-on experience in advanced arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the knee, shoulder, and elbow. During the course of the program, fellows will gain extensive knowledge in hip arthroscopy, cartilage transplantation, and restoration of the knee/shoulder through direct contact with the Houston Texans football team, the major league baseball payers of the Houston Astros, the professional soccer players of the Houston Dynamo, athletes of the WNBA, Houston Ballet, and division 1 and high school athletes.