Fellowship Program, Class of 2003-2004

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.

Timothy S. Bollom, M.D.

Dr. Bollom graduated summa cum laude from the University of Saint Thomas (St. Paul, MN) with a degree in biology and then studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School, where he was named to the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Florida at Gainesville. Dr. Bollom has been published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine, has authored several book chapters, and has received an award for outstanding resident/student research paper presentation.

An All-American track and cross-country runner, Dr. Bollom brings a well-rounded interest in many sports to his fellowship year in Vail.

Douglas J. Lowery, M.D.

Dr. Lowery graduated from DePauw University with a degree in biology and then pursued a masters program of study in physiology and biophysics at Indiana University. He continued on at Indiana University to earn his medical degree and was named to the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society. Dr. Lowery performed his orthopaedic residency at the Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio.

An accomplished collegiate football player with a stint in the pros, Dr. Lowery comes to Vail with his wife Lori and son Maxwell.

Charles B. May, Jr., M.D.

Dr. May attended the University of Georgia at Athens as an undergraduate student of zoology. He then graduated cum laude from Emory University School of Medicine and completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. During medical school and residency, Dr. May was published in Foot and Ankle International and Biomechanics and was involved in researching supracondylar femoral osteotomies for lateral compartment degenerative arthritis.

Dr. May, who counts fly-fishing, skiing, hunting and camping among his hobbies, will certainly enjoy Vail with his wife Lowery and daughter Cappie.

Arun J. Ramappa, M.D.

Dr. Ramappa graduated magna cum laude with a degree in chemistry from Harvard College. He studied articular cartilage regeneration and autologous chondrocyte transplantation as a research fellow during his studies at Harvard Medical School. He subsequently entered the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program and continued his participation in basic science and clinical research projects, along with developing software to aid in reconstructive knee surgery. Dr. Ramappa has presented at various conferences and has been published in such journals as Biomaterials and the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

Returning from a research project in Zurich, Dr. Ramappa is eager to get back into a clinical mode during his fellowship in Vail.

Michael A. Terry, M.D.

Dr. Terry studied mechanical engineering as an undergraduate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Upon graduating from the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine, he received the awards for outstanding performance in general surgery and in clinical medicine and was named to the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society. Dr. Terry completed his residency program at Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC where his research projects included studying thromboembolic disease, diagnostic shoulder arthroscopy, and an augmented rotator cuff repair model in sheep.

Dr. Terry will be joined by his wife Lynne and son William.

Robert S. Sedaros, M.D.

(Six-month Fellowship, August-January) Dr. Sedaros graduated cum laude from the University of Florida with a degree in interdisciplinary basic medical sciences and continued on to study medicine at University of Florida College of Medicine where he was an Alpha Omega Alpha nominee. He completed his orthopaedic residency at the University of Arkansas where he was involved in researching nerve recovery in open versus mini-open carpal tunnel release.

An accomplished tennis player, Dr. Sedaros comes to Vail with his wife Jennifer and children, Christina, Amanda and Zak.

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