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Adult Reconstruction Fellowship

Adult Reconstruction Fellowship

Program director:  N. George Sotereanos, MD
Accreditation:  Sponsored by Allegheny General Hospital
Program length:  1 year (August 1 - July 31)
Fellows per year:  1

About the Program
Application Information
Benefits and Stipends
Contact Us
Fellowship Graduates


About the Program


The Allegheny General Hospital Adult Reconstruction Fellowship Program is 12 months long, from August 1 through July 31, and accepts one fellow per year. Under the direction of Nicholas G. Sotereanos, MD, the fellow and two residents work with attending faculty members doing primary and revision arthroplasty. The fellow participates in the weekly joint conferences, Grand Rounds, monthly Morbidity and Mortality conferences, as well as division research activities.

Specialists from Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement apply their clinical expertise to quickly establish an accurate diagnosis and develop a plan of care that fits the needs of each patient suffering from joint pain or discomfort. We exhaust every appropriate treatment option before surgery is considered. When joint pain no longer responds to conventional treatment, our nationally renowned surgeons use cutting-edge technology and advanced surgical techniques to eliminate pain and restore motion to a joint, and increase function to the muscles, ligaments and other soft tissue structures that control the joint. Our surgical team has the ability to replace all major joints, including hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, finger, and ankle joints.

After evaluating a patient's condition, our specialists prepare each patient mentally and physically for their procedure and continuously monitor and manage the patient's entire pre- and postsurgical performance and progress. Depending on the patient's condition and needs, our surgeons employ either traditional procedures or utilize the latest minimally invasive techniques – which can result in faster recovery, less bleeding, decreased postoperative pain and reduced scarring. In addition, our surgeons replace artificial joints that have become loose over time.


Application Information


The deadline for applications is December 1 of the preceding year.


Benefits and Stipend


The fellowship stipend is $50,000.


Contact Us


Chris Pilarski, Program Coordinator

Mailing address:
   1307 Federal St, 2nd floor
   Pittsburgh, PA  15212

Phone:  412.359.4212

Fax: 412.359.6265




N. George Sotereanos, MD, Program Director
Jeffrey J. Sewecke, DO – Director, Adult Reconstruction
Julius H. Huebner, MD
Timothy J. Sauber, MD – Fellowship Director



Fellowship Graduates


Year Fellow Residency
2012-2013     Lance Maynard, DO Doctor’s Hospital, Columbus, OH
2011-2012 Nicholas Violante, DO Milcreek Community Hospital, Erie, PA
2010-2011 Periklis Papapetropoulos, MD General Hospital of Ioannia, Ioannia Greece
2009-2010 Vasileios Kostopolous, MD     Athens Naval Hospital, Athens, Greece
2008-2009 Jeffrey Abbott, DO Community General Osteopathic Hospital Pinnacle Health Hospitals, Harrisburg, PA
2006-2007 Christopher Bellicini, DO St. Joseph/St. Elizabeth Medical Centers, Warren, Ohio
2005-2006 Andre' Hofer, MD University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
2004-2005 Gregory Lavigne, MD Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
2004-2005 David Wohlrab, MD Martin-Luther-Universitat, Halle-Wittenberg Germany
2004-2005 Konstantinos Bargiotas, MD University of Thessaly School of Medicine, Larissa, Greece
2003-2004 David Sheba, DO OUCOM/St. Joseph's Health Center, OH
2002-2004 George Raukar, MD Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, MN
2001-2003 James Phillips, MD University of Minnesota Health Sciences Center
2000-2001 Timothy Domer, DO Ohio University - St. Joseph Health Center Campus, Warren, Ohio
1999-2000 Jeffrey Sewecke, DO Ohio University - St. Joseph Health Center Campus, Warren, Ohio
1999-2000 Sokratis Varitimidis, MD  
1998-1999 Ulrich Schietsch, MD Martin-Luther-Universitat, Halle-Wittenberg Germany
1997-1998 Robert Hube, MD