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Hand Surgery Fellowship

H. Brent Bamberger, DO Program Director: H. Brent Bamberger, DO
Positions: Approved: 1  |  Funded: 1  |  Filled: 0 OGME6
Phone: (800) 497-1559
Fax: (937) 723-5017

Medical Education
405 W. Grand Ave.
Dayton, OH 45405
  • 1986 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 1986-87 Internship at Grandview Hospital
  • 1987-91 Residency at Grandview Hospital
  • 1991-92 Fellowship in "Hand & Microsurgery" Tampa, FL

The Hand Surgery fellowship is a 1 year subspecialty program.

The Kettering Health Network Hand Fellowship is a one-year, fully-accredited ACGME Hand Fellowship, dedicated to providing high-quality orthopedic training under the direction of H. Brent Bamberger, D.O., Program Director, and faculty (Tim Harman, D.O., Andrew Malarkey, D.O., David Martineau, M.D., Adam Dann, D.O. and Paul Gleason, M.D.). The main campus is located at Southview Hospital in Dayton, OH. Satellite and affiliated training facilities include other local, accredited training sites, including Dayton Children's Hospital.

The purposes of the Kettering Health Network Hand Surgery Fellowship are to:

  1. Provide continuity of didactic and clinical experiences, which will enable the fellow to become proficient in the examination, diagnosis, and treatment of orthopedic hand patients, while integrating osteopathic principles and practices as they relate to the specialty.
  2. Provide the fellow with properly organized, progressive responsibility in the care of patients. This includes management of their own patients at a weekly fellow's clinic, supervised by attending staff.
  3. Provide the fellow with the necessary education and information to successfully complete the AOBOS or ABOS CAQ certification examination.
  4. Provide patients with safe, competent, and comprehensive care.
  5. A developing congenital and pediatric hand clinic under the direction of David Martineau, MD
  6. Extensive elbow trauma and reconstruction
  7. A vibrant shoulder reconstruction experience The Hand Fellowship is twelve (12) consecutive months in duration, with 1 ACGME approved position.

The institution is able to provide sufficient patient load with diverse pathology to properly train two orthopedic hand fellows, including a balance of both hospitalized and ambulatory patients, to allow for the fellow's progressive management of patients. All orthopedic surgery hand fellows may have opportunities, by agreement with the Program Director, to maintain their skills in general orthopedic surgery, as long as it does not interfere with the core expectation to develop in their chosen hand subspecialty. Applicants must be a general, plastic or orthopedic surgery resident from an ACGME accredited residency program. To apply to our fellowship, please go to: Other Application materials needed are: DME Letter, NBOME Board Scores, Personal Statement, three letters of recommendation (one letter of recommendation should be from Hand Surgeon). The didactic and clinical curriculum is competency-based according to the ACGME General Competencies. Didactic sessions include lectures, literature review, board review, journal club, daily and weekly conferences, and participation in morning report and grand rounds. Additional didactic activities are available at affiliated rotation sites. Successful completion of the program will lead to eligibility to sit for the CAQ exam via the AOBOS.

The KHN Hand Fellowship will participates in the NRMP "TheMatch".

Fellow 2020-2021
Brandon Hilburn, DO
Alex Palmer, DO