Fellowship Program, Class of 2001-2002

Every year six fellows who have completed their orthopaedic residencies come to Vail to expand their surgical and research skills for twelve months. Their focus is on the causes, treatment and prevention of osteoarthritis as well as the treatment and prevention of injuries.

Jason Folk, M.D.

Dr. Folk graduated with an honors degree in biology from The University of Texas at Austin and then completed medical school and residency at the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical School. As a medical student, he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Folk's research has been published in Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics and Journal of Nuclear Medicine. His Fractures Analysis has been presented at several prestigious orthopaedic conferences.

David Johnson, M.D.

Dr. Johnson majored in psychology at the University of Virginia and went on to medical school there, where he did research in a motion analysis lab and received a Medicine Leadership Award and a Teaching Award, among other honors. Dr. Johnson completed his residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, where his research focused on analyzing distal biceps tendon ruptures in athletes and the lumbosacral spine of elite football linemen. He has been published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, and the textbook The Athlete's Elbow.

Thomas Joseph, M.D.

Dr. Joseph graduated from John Carroll University with a degree in biology. At the Ohio State University College of Medicine he received a grant from the National Cancer Institute / National Health Institute for a surgical oncology project that was highly acclaimed. As a resident at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Dr. Joseph developed a particular interest in studying glenohumeral instability. He has been published in such publications as Orthopedics, Foot and Ankle International, and Techniques in Fracture Surgery.

Richard Lawton, M.D.

Dr. Lawton graduated from Colorado College, where he was captain of the varsity football squad and named most valuable offensive player. Dr. Lawton earned his doctoral degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at DePaul University, where he was named Shmitt Academic Scholar. At Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta he served as class president for three consecutive years. As a resident at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, Dr. Lawton received the Mark B. Coventry Clinical Research Award. His papers have been published in various journals, including Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and American Journal of Sports Medicine.

Bruce Miller, M.D.

Dr. Miller completed the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, after earning his undergraduate and medical degrees at Harvard. As an undergraduate he was a Rhodes Scholarship finalist, as well as All-American and All-Ivy League in rugby. Dr. Miller completed a six-month shoulder and elbow surgery fellowship in Sydney, Australia prior to his arrival in Vail. Dr. Miller presented a paper on pediatric distal radius fractures at the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and his work has been published in Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and American Journal of Orthopedics.

Doug Wyland, M.D.

Dr. Wyland earned his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he achieved outstanding honors as a wrestler, earning a position on the U.S. Wrestling Team. He was class president at UNC School of Medicine, and worked on a study on the effects of nerve injury on ligamentous healing, which led to a presentation at the Orthopaedic Research Society meeting. Dr. Wyland completed his residency at Duke University in Durham, N.C. His publications in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research and Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, as well as presentations at various prestigious conferences, demonstrate his continued interest in research.

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