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Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship

The University of Kansas School of Medicine offers two ACGME-accredited orthopedic sports medicine fellowship positions.

Our fellowship program combines a comprehensive educational experience, including a large variety of clinical, operative and research experience, with extensive onsite care of athletes at all levels, from high school to the professional level.

Our faculty collaborate to cover 13 area high schools, the Kansas City Royals, the Kansas City Chiefs and the University of Kansas athletics. This provides a broad variety of training room and sideline coverage opportunities.

As a fellow, you will gain a wealth of complex shoulder and knee experience. You also will receive training in hip arthroscopy and adolescent and adult hip preservation, sports-related foot and ankle care and sports-related elbow care.

You will rotate with ten fellowship-trained sports medicine surgeons and also spend time with ten other staff, including orthopedic surgeons and primary care sports medicine practitioners. The rotation schedule includes regular fellow's didactics, a multi-disciplinary sports medicine journal club, resident and community teaching opportunities and ample time to pursue research endeavors.


Fellows spend most of their time at our primary clinical partner, The University of Kansas Health System's Indian Creek Campus in Overland Park, Kansas. They also will spend time in the training rooms and clinics at the Arrowhead and University of Kansas facilities as well.


Current Fellows

Justin Cole

Austin Cole, M.D.

Medical School: University of Arkansas Medical Sciences, College of Medicine
Residency: Prisma Health Orthopedic Surgery Residency

Matthew Freeman

Matthew Freeman, M.D.

Medical School: Univ of Nebraska, College of Medicine
Residency: University of Nebraska, COM Orthopedic Surgery Residency


We participate in the Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Match at

Requirements include:

  • Graduation from an accredited M.D. or D.O. orthopedic surgery residency in the United States or Canada.
  • Must be eligible to obtain a valid medical license in the states of Kansas and Missouri.

Please direct all inquiries to our Fellowship Program Coordinator, Audrey Morrison at

A glimpse into the life of a fellow in the Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship.

KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Mail Stop 3017
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160