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
The first ISAKOS Knee Arthroplasty Fellowship was awarded in
2019 on behalf of ISAKOS and the Nicolaas Institute of Constructive Orthopaedic Research & Education Foundation for Arthroplasty & Sports
Medicine. 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.
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.
All applications must be submitted by January 15, 2021.
Each application will be reviewed using a standardized scoring template by at least three reviewers from 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 during the ISAKOS Biennial Congress. The two to four 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 of up to US $8,000 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 to present
at the subsequent ISAKOS Congress.
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 waived.