Fellowship Program, Class of 2010-2011

James B. ("Jamie") Ames, M.D. M.S.

Dr. Ames graduated cum laude from Harvard University where he earned a degree in American History. While at Harvard he played Varsity Lacrosse and was his team's Most Valuable Player during his senior year. After college he worked as a math teacher at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale, Colorado, and as a business manager and backcountry guide in Edwards, Colorado. Eventually he returned east to medical school and residency at Dartmouth. In medical school he won the "Freddy Fu Outstanding Medical Student" award. During residency he completed a Masters at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.

Henry B. Ellis, Jr., M.D.

Dr. Ellis graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. Following graduation, he spent a year as a research intern in the Biomechanics Research Laboratory at the Steadman Hawkins Sports Medicine Foundation (now Steadman Philippon Research Institute). This is where he developed his interest in orthopaedics. Dr. Ellis graduated from medical school at the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. During his orthopaedic residency at the University of Texas Southwestern, he assisted with team coverage for both high school and collegiate sports. His research mainly focused on psychological and socioeconomic factors on orthopaedic outcomes and pediatric injuries. As chief resident, he was honored with teaching and academic awards including the W. Brandon Carrell Distinguished Physician Award. Upon completion of his Steadman Philippon fellowship, Dr. Ellis will pursue a second fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics at SickKids Hospital in Toronto, Canada. He intends to pursue an orthopaedic career in sports medicine with an interest in pediatric and adolescent sports injuries.

Trevor R. Gaskill, M.D.

Dr. Gaskill earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State University. He completed his medical degree at the University of Kansas School of Medicine with honors, graduating in the top 5 of his class, and was elected Vice President of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. During this time he was also the recipient of a Naval HPSP scholarship. His orthopaedic residency training was completed at Duke University Hospital, providing care for local high schools, North Carolina Central University and Duke University athletes. While in residency he was elected by Duke faculty to the American Orthopaedic Association Resident Leadership Forum and was awarded the John M. Harrelson Resident Teaching Award by vote of his peers as the Chief Resident whom contributed most to resident training and education. His interests include open and arthroscopic shoulder and hip reconstruction and his research endeavors have received several OREF grants and have been published and presented in several journals and conferences.

Dr. Massey graduated summa cum laude from Mississippi State University with a degree in Microbiology. He was awarded a membership into the Society of Scholars and served consecutive terms as the Student Association Attorney General. He completed medical school at the University of Mississippi, and he began his orthopedic surgery residency at Louisiana State University in New Orleans. After Hurricane Katrina, Dr. Massey and his wife transferred to The Medical University of South Carolina to complete their training. While in Charleston, he was awarded the Outstanding Clinical Research Paper for his work on the treatment of pilon fractures.

John E. McDonald, Jr., M.D.

Dr. McDonald graduated cum laude from Georgetown University with a degree in biology. During his time in Washington, D.C., he played NCAA Division I tennis for the Hoyas. He completed medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. While completing his orthopaedic surgery residency at UT Southwestern, Dr. McDonald provided care for high school athletes and assisted with local football team coverage. He has published on diverse topics including pediatric musculoskeletal infections, traumatic hip dislocations, and total hip arthroplasty in the obese and geriatric populations. He looks forward to taking advantage of the vast learning opportunities at Steadman Philippon Research Institute.

Douglas D. Nowak, M.D.

Dr. Nowak graduated with University Honors from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology. He completed medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago where he graduated with honors and was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed residency at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. His research background includes computer simulation shoulder replacement surgery. He has presented research at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons National Meeting and has published articles in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and American Journal of Orthopedics.

S. Clifton Willimon, M.D.

Dr. Willimon graduated summa cum laude from Wofford College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree and membership in Phi Beta Kappa. He completed medical school at Emory University, where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. During his orthopaedic residency at Duke University, he provided care for high school and collegiate athletes including both Duke and North Carolina Central University athletic teams. His research interests include pediatric tibial eminence fractures and ACL bone tunnel widening which have provided multiple publications as well as regional and national meeting presentations.

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