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Adult Reconstruction Fellowship

Program Director: Nicholas G. Sotereanos, MD
Accreditation: Sponsored by Allegheny General Hospital
Program Length: 1 year (August 1 - July 31)
Fellows per year: 1

About the program

The Allegheny Health Network Division of Adult Reconstruction performs approximately 2000 primary arthroplasties and 300 revision arthroplasties per year. The program has grown rapidly from a single surgeon mentorship to a three fellow program with a diverse faculty including 8 fellowship trained joint surgeons and two fellowship trained trauma surgeons. Fellows average 3-4 days in the operating room and 1 day in clinic per week. Fellows will routinely be involved in 400-600 cases.

The fellowship emphasizes robotic assistance in total joint replacement, including 4 Mako SmartRobotics™ Systems at 3 hospitals. There is an emphasis on Direct Anterior approach with 5 surgeons performing primarily anterior approach and 3 surgeons performing primarily posterior approach. All surgeons perform outpatient arthroplasty.

Revisions will be completed through avariety of approaches. Fellows will graduate confident and comfortable with unicompartmental arthroplasties including lateral unis and PFJs.

Fellows will have teaching opportunities with a residency program consisting of 25 MD residents and 12 DO residents. Conferences include didactic resident conference, as well as arevision case based fellows conference.

While the cases will be primarily in the urban academic setting, multiple private practice community surgeons are involved in fellow education.

Research opportunities are available and encouraged.


Application information

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


Benefits and stipend

The fellowship stipend is $58,000 + Benefits.


Contact us

Chris Pilarski, Fellowship Coordinator

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

Phone: (412) 359-4212

Email: Chris.Pilarski@ahn.org

Fax: (412) 359-6265



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


Fellowship graduates


Lance Maynard, DO

Doctor’s Hospital, Columbus, OH


Nicholas Violante, DO

Milcreek Community Hospital, Erie, PA


Periklis Papapetropoulos, MD

General Hospital of Ioannia, Ioannia Greece


Vasileios Kostopolous, MD

Athens Naval Hospital, Athens, Greece


Jeffrey Abbott, DO

Community General Osteopathic Hospital Pinnacle Health Hospitals, Harrisburg, PA


Christopher Bellicini, DO

St. Joseph/St. Elizabeth Medical Centers, Warren, Ohio


Andre' Hofer, MD

University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany


Gregory Lavigne, MD

Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA


David Wohlrab, MD

Martin-Luther-Universitat, Halle-Wittenberg Germany


Konstantinos Bargiotas, MD

University of Thessaly School of Medicine, Larissa, Greece


David Sheba, DO

OUCOM/St. Joseph's Health Center, OH


George Raukar, MD

Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, MN


James Phillips, MD

University of Minnesota Health Sciences Center


Timothy Domer, DO

Ohio University - St. Joseph Health Center Campus, Warren, Ohio


Jeffrey Sewecke, DO

Ohio University - St. Joseph Health Center Campus, Warren, Ohio


Sokratis Varitimidis, MD


Ulrich Schietsch, MD

Martin-Luther-Universitat, Halle-Wittenberg Germany


Robert Hube, MD


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