Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Fellowship
Children's Hospital Colorado

Program Overview:

Children's Hospital Colorado is a state-of-the-art facility and is the primary residence for our fellowship activities. We have a very broad spectrum and high volume of patients that are seen each year at our institution. Our fellowship provides exposure to the entire spectrum of pediatric orthopedic disorders including but not limited to clubfeet, hip dysplasia, scoliosis, kyphosis, congenital spine deformities, lower extremity deformity, fractures, orthopedic trauma, orthopedic oncology, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, and sports medicine patients. Our Orthopedic Institute is well developed and designed to optimize education and patient care with programs in hip preservation, spine deformity, orthopedic oncology, hand and upper extremity, trauma, cerebral palsy, limb deformity, sports medicine, and general orthopedics. Children's Hospital Colorado is a busy level 1 trauma center, and the only level 1 center serving the Rocky Mountain region. Our fellows have the opportunity to gain tremendous experience in managing orthopedic trauma during the course of the fellowship. We have a high-volume clinical practice, with more than 60,000 outpatient visits and 4,000 surgical procedures annually. Our educational program for fellows provides the opportunity for the program to tailor and maximize the experience and cater it to match the individual needs of each fellow. In addition to our main campus, we see patients at seven different satellites in the Denver Metro area on a daily basis. This provides the opportunity for our fellows to see how our business enterprise operates on a day-to-day basis. This exposure provides our fellows with additional insights into the business aspects of practice as well.

Program at a glance:

  • Two clinical fellowship positions
  • POSNA and ACGME accredited
  • 13 core surgical faculty
  • 60,000 outpatient visits per year
  • 4,000 surgeries per year
  • Flexible elective rotation at the last 3 months of the program rotation
  • Case volume per fellow 550-600 cases per year
  • Comprehensive daily didactic conference schedule that includes fracture conference
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Fellowship at University of Colorado and Children's Hospital Colorado

Academic Curriculum

The didactic aspects of our fellow education are well developed and designed to be adaptable to the needs and expectations of our trainees. We have a keen and innovative interest in continuing to adapt our educational offerings to meet the needs that exist. Currently, we have established an animation center that affords us an opportunity to provide an additional level of surgical simulation to our educational profile. Additionally, we incorporate our fellows into the educational environment on a regular basis. We do this in a manner consistent with including our fellows as a part of our "junior faculty." This provides an opportunity for our fellows to explore their interests in academia and education.

Program Didactics:

Weekly Schedule:
  • Monday – Friday - Fracture Conference 
    • Daily consults from main and network of location sites.
  • Monday - Pre-Op Conference 
    • Present cases for the coming week to which you are assigned.  Present trauma cases from weekend.
  • Tuesday – Thursday - Peds Ortho Education Conference
    • Online/virtual lectures lead by faculty
  • Friday  - Post-Operative Conference
    • Present cases from the week to which you were assigned and trauma cases you assisted with.  Review inpatient list for providers that are on call for the coming weekend.


Monthly Conferences:

  • Journal Club
  • Musculoskeletal Tumor Conference
  • Morbidity & Mortality
  • Fellow Conference
  • Fellow Case Based Conference 

Annual Conferences:

  • Children’s Hospital Pediatric Orthopaedic Day-April
  • University of Colorado Resident/Fellow Annual Alumni Visiting Professorship
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine Symposium
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic for the Primary Care Physician
  • International Pediatric Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting or
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting 


The Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery fellowship program at Children's Hospital Colorado offers robust research opportunities. We have established a Musculoskeletal Research Center which provides an infrastructure that supports the ongoing efforts necessary to initiate, propagate, and complete projects. This enables our fellows and faculty to maximize their scholarly work, and continue to foster a robust clinical practice and educational experience.

Research Opportunities

Our program believes that research is an integral part of a well-rounded fellowship education experience. Our Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship program has three separate 1 week long rotations dedicated to the research endeavors of our fellows.  We ask the fellows to arrive on campus ready to be involved in research projects and rapidly integrate them into our research endeavors.  Our fellows are asked that they complete a project worthy of submitting as a manuscript to a published pediatric orthopaedic journal at the completion of their fellowship.  In doing so, our program is able to provide opportunities for basic science research, outcomes research, and clinical research and has a full-service Center for Gait and Motion Analysis, as well as a Biomechanics Laboratory, should their interest and research be in these areas. 


Ongoing research

( Coming Soon)


The stipend is commensurate with a University of Colorado Medical School PGY-6 salary. Please visit the Graduate Medical Education website for the full listing of resident/fellow benefits. The fellow is provided malpractice insurance, medical insurance (for self and dependents), and 21 days of vacation. The program also sponsors one continuing education/academic course.

How to Apply


The University of Colorado Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Fellowship is an ACGME-accredited program. The primary goal of the program is to create an educational experience that will lead to the development of well-rounded and competent surgeons that are capable of managing all aspects of pediatric orthopedic surgery practice. 

Duration: 1 year. (August 1 - July 31)

Application Deadline: October 31 prior to the Spring match

More information or how to apply: 

Applicants must apply by December 1st of each year prior to the applicable Spring match.

Applications must be made through the San Francisco match, using the Central Application Service (CAS).

For additional information, contact:


  • Applicants must have completed an accredited residency program in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Must be licensed to practice in the state of Colorado and have a current DEA license
  • Completed CAS Application
  • Medical School Transcript
  • USMLE Transcript of Scores (Steps 1, 2, and 3)
  • 3 Letters of Reference
  • Medical License
  • Medical School Dean's Letter (MSPE)

Applications submitted by international medical graduates must also include the following:

Residents in our program must be U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, refugees, asylum, or possess the appropriate documentation to allow residents to legally train at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.


Attending Staff

Dr. Klane K. White, MD, MSc, Chair Pediatric Orthopedics

Klane K. White, MD, MSc
Chair, Pediatric Orthopedics

Mark Erickson, MD

Mark Erickson, MD 

Program Director,
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship Program

Jay Albright, MD

Jay Albright, MD
Surgical Director of Sports Medicine

Sayan De, MD

Sayan De, MD
Assistant Professor  

Nathan Donaldson, MD
Nathan Donaldson, MD
Associate Professor
Sumeet Garg, MD
Sumeet Garg, MD
Associate Professor
Gaia Georgopoulos, MD
Gaia Georgopoulos, MD
Associate Professor
Courtney Sellberg, MD Gaia Georgopoulos, MD
Courtney Sellberg, MD
Assistant Professor
Jason Rhodes, MD
Jason Rhodes, MD 
Associate Professor
Julia Sanders, MD
Julia Sanders, MD
Assistant Professor
Sarah Sibbel, MD
Sarah Sibbel, MD
Assistant Professor
Stephanie Mayer, MD
Curtis Vandenberg, MD
Assistant Professor
Caryl Griffith-Abratique

Program Coordinator
Caryl Griffith-Abratique


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