Sports Medicine Fellowship Program
The Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Fellowship at Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center (MSMOC) is an ACGME accredited 12-month program with 5 ACGME approved fellowship positions well balanced between upper and lower extremity surgical rotations. Lower extremity fellowship instructors include Drs. Gene Barrett, Jason Craft, Jay O’Mara, and Walter Shelton. Upper extremity fellowship instructors include Drs. Larry Field (fellowship program director), Rhett Hobgood, Randy Ramsey, and Felix (Buddy) Savoie. Each of these faculty has vast experience in open and arthoscopic procedures, and all have written and presented extensively both nationally and internationally within their respective areas of expertise. Fellows participate in a wide variety of patient care interactions including clinical office assessments, on-field athletic evaluations and extensive operative experiences. All fellows rotate through 10 week rotations with each instructor (including a 10 week formal rotation with Dr. Savoie in New Orleans) all designed to maximize operating room experience. Meet our fellows.
Lower Extremity Instructors
Dr. Gene Barrett: Dr. Barrett’s practice focuses on sports related injuries of the knee. He performs in excess of 100 anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions a year and maintains a very extensive research database of over 29,000 knee patients and related procedures.
Dr. Jason Craft: Dr Craft's practice focuses on injuries of the hip and knee. He specializes in the arthrscopy of the hip, including labral tears and impingement. His knee expertise includes single ligament and multi-ligament injuries, meniscal injuries and cartilage restoration.
Dr. James O'Mara: Dr. O’Mara’s practice is exclusively lower extremity with an emphasis on hip arthroscopies.
Dr. Walter Shelton: Dr. Shelton's practice focuses on lower extremity injuries, including the hip and ankle. Special interests include anterior and posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and allograft meniscal replacements.
Upper Extremity Instructors
Dr. Larry Field: Dr. Field's practice exclusively involves the management of shoulder, elbow, and wrist injuries and focuses on arthroscopic management of multiple shoulder and elbow conditions.
Dr. J. Randall (Randy) Ramsey: Dr. Ramsey’s practice is exclusively upper extremity with a focus on athletic injuries.
Dr. E. Rhett Hobgood: Dr. Hobgood’s practice focuses on the treatment of shoulder and elbow injuries with an special emphasis on shoulder arthoplasty.
Dr. F. H. (Buddy) Savoie: Dr. Savoie is Professor of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery with the Division of Sports Medicine at the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Savoie is an international expert in the management of shoulder, elbow, and wrist problems.
About our program
All instructors participate in busy clinical practices affording fellows significant independence during the operating day. There is also flexibility in the rotations that allows fellows the opportunity to participate in particularly interesting or unusual cases carried out among instructors. Fellows should expect to participate in a minimum of 400 knee surgeries and 500 shoulder surgeries, as well as numerous hip, elbow, wrist, and ankle arthroscopic procedures during the year allowing for direct participation in over 1000 cases for each fellow.
MSMOC Conference Center
Six-station Cadaver Laboratory
Local and State-Wide College Sports
Fellows' duties include attendance at weekly sports conferences and monthly journal clubs, monthly 6 station cadaver labs at a state of the art laboratory on campus, completion of at least one research project, and athletic event coverage. Also, each fellow will serve as the primary team physician for his/her own high school and his/her own college during the fellowship year offering a valuable and unique perspective in sports medicine education. Fellows also enjoy all expense paid opportunities to attend several scientific meetings during their training including the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) Fall Course and any other approved courses of their choosing, as well as any additional meetings for which their research is to be presented. In addition to a very competitive stipend, fellows are provided professional liability insurance and family health insurance coverage. Housing is also provided while on rotation with Dr. Savoie in New Orleans.