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Fellowship program

Fellowship program

Welcome to the pediatric fellowship program at Shriners Hospitals for Children - Portland. As part of the mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children, we offer educational opportunities for physicians and other health care professionals including excellent opportunities to learn from a team of 13 surgeons, covering the full breadth of pediatric orthopaedics. Physicians and surgeons in training work side-by-side with the medical team in surgery and in clinic. We see an incredible breadth of pediatric orthopaedic conditions from common fractures to rare diseases and everything in between.

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Program overview

The Shriners Hospitals for Children - Portland fellowship program offers in-depth, hands-on exposure to all aspects of pediatric orthopaedics. Our surgical suites run Monday through Friday, and we are located in close proximity to Oregon Health & Science University. Available opportunities within the program include:

  • One POSNA accredited fellowship spot per year
  • Two Australian Orthopaedic Association trainees every six months
  • One Oregon Health & Science University postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency
  • Two fourth-year medical students

Meet our team

Program Director Jeremy Bauer, M.D.

Shriners Hospitals for Children - Portland is home to the largest group of pediatric orthopaedic specialists in the Pacific Northwest, united in a mission to provide the highest quality care to children within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative environment. Designed with convenience in mind for families, the Portland Shriners Hospital offers advanced and innovative medical treatment using state-of-the-art technology. With an entire staff specialized in pediatrics, they are able to provide the most comprehensive care for your child's growing bones, focusing on a wide range of pediatric orthopaedic conditions, from fractures and sports injuries to rare diseases and syndromes.

Learn more about our medical staff.


To make the most of your time as a fellow, protected time for educational experiences is built in to the program. Additional education opportunities are as follows:

  • Wednesday Lecture Series (Attending, Fellow and Resident lectures)
  • Thursday Pre/Post Conference
  • Motion Analysis Conference
  • Two in-house guest lectureships each year
  • Opportunity to attend two courses (generally International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium (IPOS) in December and Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) in May, although Baltimore Deformity, AACPDM, AAOS and SRS will be considered)
  • Opportunity to attend outreach clinics in Anchorage (Alaska), Bellingham (Wash.), and Medford (Ore.), and Pendleton (Ore.)
Rotation and clinical schedule
  • Two days Clinical, two days Operative, one day Research/Education
  • One weekend per month home call. Trauma call is back up to Attending.
  • Review performance at six months to determine Attending privileges.

Fellows will spend three months on the general service and three months on the primarily spine service. The remaining six months are tailored to the fellow's interests and career goals. We offer both a spinal deformity focus track and a general pediatric focused track. Both tracks include exposure to all pediatric orthopaedics, but can focus your time based off your interests.

Case volume: approximately 300 per year


Each fellow is expected to work on at least one project during their year with the Portland Shriners Hospital. With a robust clinical research department on site, we host multiple clinical trials including ongoing longitudinal studies. The schedule for each fellow permits for at least a half-day each week of dedicated research time, and more time is available if needed. Additionally, the Portland Shriners Hospital has a motion analysis center on site, offering prospective and retrospective studies for gait and prospective options for sports. Our current IRB system is quite efficient, and retrospective IRBs are generally finished within a month's time. This allows fellows to get a study up and running, and there's always the option to join a study already in progress.

Review research generated by Shriners Hospitals for Children — Portland in the last five years.

Compensation and benefits

Fellows can expect a dedicated workstation within the medical staff office. Additionally, fellows are invited to take optional moonlighting calls during their fellowship year, which includes a private call room and an incredible view of Mt. Hood

Compensation and benefits:

Living in Portland, Oregon

We are confident that you'll enjoy spending your fellowship year in Portland, Oregon! With easy access to the outdoors, a multitude of dining options, and beautiful sites to visit and explore, you can stay busy if you'd like. Staff members are always ready to provide suggestions if you're overwhelmed by the possibilities!