ISAKOS Knee Arthroplasty Fellowship
Sponsored by Nicolaas C. Budhiparama & Inge Widjaja
Nicolaas Institute of Constructive Orthopaedic Research & Education Foundation for Arthroplasty & Sports Medicine
History of the Award
Established in 2019, the Fellowship provides an opportunity for young orthopaedic surgeons, currently working in developing countries, to travel to
various medical sites around the world to learn more about Knee Arthroplasty and to be exposed to the techniques of well-respected expert surgeons. At
each site, the fellow will participate in knee arthroplasty surgical procedures, patient management or cadaver dissections in
order to broaden their knowledge of the procedure. The goal is for the surgeons to disseminate the knowledge learned to contemporaries in the region
where he/she practices, and ultimately, benefit patients.
Syed Faraz Ul Hassan Shah Gillani, MBBS, MS Ortho, MME, CODE PAKISTAN
Amit Lakhani, MS, Fellow Sport Medicine, INDIA
Bujar Shabani, PhD ALBANIA
Rishi Bisht, MS Ortho NEPAL
Purpose of the Award
The Knee Arthroplasty Fellowships are available on a competitive basis to young orthopaedic surgeons interested in the
study and advancement of understanding of the Knee Arthroplasty. The dual purpose of the fellowship is to improve knee arthroplasty in developing
nations and to promote better understanding and communication amongst knee surgeons around the world.
Applicants are required to submit two short essays (250 words or less), two letters of recommendation from ISAKOS Committee members (preferably) or institution
and their curriculum vitae. The first short essay must indicate their interest in the Knee Arthroplasty and reasons for applying for
the fellowship and the second short essay should indicate their Academic Goals and Teaching Opportunities. Please ensure submitted
CVs include orthopaedic training, including fellowships, and a list of publications and awards.
Applications are now closed.
Each application will be reviewed by a panel comprised of members
from the ISAKOS Knee Arthroplasty and Traveling Fellowship Committees. The final selection of winners will also take into account the geographic region of the applicants.
Fellowships are awarded once every two years. The recipients will receive waived registration
to the ISAKOS congress and will be presented with a framed certificate at the ISAKOS Congress.
For each fellowship recipient, ISAKOS will provide a stipend to permit visits to several centers, worldwide, that offer
opportunities to learn about the complexities of knee surgeries. Fellows must complete travel within the designated term and are
encouraged, but not required, to travel together. Fellows must document their travels, write a report of the experience.
Note: Individuals are only permitted to receive one fellowship per Congress. ISAKOS fellowship recipients, if not already an ISAKOS Member,
are required to become an ISAKOS Member prior to receiving their award. One year of Membership dues will be waived in the year of the travel.