SportsMed Orthopaedic Group, Inc.
SportsMed Orthopaedic Group, Inc.
SportsMed Orthopaedic Group, Inc.
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Research & Education

The Sportsmed Orthopaedic Research Foundation is dedicated to performing cutting-edge research in our field and disseminating new information to medical professionals and the public. We are committed to educating and training the next generation of health care practitioners. We have led the field of Orthopaedic Surgery in medical research, surgical technique discovery, device invention, and education. We offer the following Research & Education Internships:

Medical Students – We offer an internship for medical students who desire to become Orthopaedic Surgeons and Sports Medicine physicians. Interns are part of the care team and are trained in all aspects of patient care from the initial office visit to diagnostic testing and treatment. In addition, the intern will take the lead on one research project that will be presented at a national meeting and submitted for publication to a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

Pre-Medical Students – We offer an internship program for college and post-baccalaureate students who plan to attend medical school. The program for post-baccalaureate students is an integrated one to two year experience that introduces students to all aspects of medical care. The program for college students is a full-time summer experience or part-time school year experience. Our goal is to prepare our interns with the knowledge base and skills to excel in medical school and beyond. In addition, the intern will be involved in a research project that will be presented at a national meeting and submitted for publication to a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

Medical Assistants and Nurses – We offer an internship to provide health care workers the opportunity to gain outpatient experience in an Orthopaedic Surgery practice. Our internship trains candidates to become independent and capable of becoming an integral part of a health care practice. Training includes taking a patient history and intake on electronic medical records, rooming patients, office procedure assistance, facilitating patient referrals to ancillary service providers, working with insurance companies to obtain patient verification and authorizations, scheduling and confirming surgery and appointments.

2012-2013 Interns

Candy Cheung, RN, BSN

For More Information Please Submit a Cover Letter and Resume to Internship Director, Wilson Lai at

Sportmed Orthopaedic Group Selected Research Publications and Presentations:

Chen JL, Allen CR, Stephens TE, Feeley BT. Differences in mechanisms of failure, intraoperative findings, and outcomes between single- and multiple-revision ACL reconstructions: A MARS Cohort Study. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2013.

Sena M, Chen JL, Dellamaggioria R, Coughlin DG, Lotz JC, Feeley BT. Dynamic evaluation of pivot-shift kinematics in physeal-sparing pediatric anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction techniques. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2013. Apr;41(4):826-34.

Allen AA, Ma R, Black CM, Nabi UG, Chen JL, Lopez V. The Epidemiology of Shoulder and Elbow Injuries in Rugby Sevens: a Growing American Collision Sport. American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Specialty Day, Chicago IL, February 2013.

Della Maggiora R, Sena M, Chen JL, Coughlin D, Lotz J, Feeley B. Kinematics of Pediatric Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Techniques. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Francisco CA, February 2012.

Chen JL, Armitage B, Morton P, Murray P. Tunnel convergence in combined posterolateral corner and ACL reconstruction. Hawaii Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI February 2011.

Wolf EM, Siparsky PN. Glenoid avulsion of the glenohumeral ligaments as a cause of recurrent anterior shoulder instability. Arthroscopy. 2010 Sep;26(9):1263-7.

Wolf EM, Cox WK. The external rotation test in the diagnosis of adhesive capsulitis. Orthopedics. 2010 May 12;33(5).

Purchase RJ, Wolf EM, Hobgood ER, Pollock ME, Smalley CC. Hill-sachs "remplissage": an arthroscopic solution for the engaging hill-sachs lesion. Arthroscopy. 2008 Jun;24(6):723-6.

Budoff JE, Wolf EM. Arthroscopic treatment of glenohumeral instability. J Hand Surg Am. 2006 Oct;31(8):1387-96. Review.

Prayson MJ, Chen JL, Hampers D, Vogt M, Fenwick J, Meredick R. Baseline compartment pressure measurements in isolated lower extremity fractures without clinical compartment syndrome. Journal of Trauma. 2006;60(5):1037-1040.

Szabo RM, Anderson KA, Chen JL. Functional outcome of en bloc excision and osteo-articular allograft replacement with the Sauve-Kapandji procedure for Campanacci Grade 3 giant cell tumor of distal radius. The Journal of Hand Surgery. 2006;31A:1340-1348.

Wolf EM, Pennington WT, Agrawal V. Arthroscopic side-to-side rotator cuff repair. Arthroscopy. 2005 Jul;21(7):881-7.