School of Medicine

Department of Orthopaedics

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship

Thank you for your interest in the pediatric orthopaedic surgery fellowship at Children's Hospital New Orleans (CHNOLA).  The CHNOLA Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship is a 1-year academic training program that prepares fellows for the independent surgical and non-surgical care of children with orthopaedic conditions.
Some members of our pediatric orthopaedic team



Program Highlights


Fellowship Aims


Hands-on experience for our Fellow


Morning fracture rounds



Program Structure

Operative Experience
Approximately 75% of a fellow's time is spent in the surgical setting. Each week, fellows have the opportunity to review cases scheduled for the following week from all attendings and select three to four operative days in which they would like to participate.

This part of the fellowship program is designed to give fellows the opportunity to customize their experiences while also participating in diverse case types to attain a solid foundation in pediatric orthopaedics. This format allows fellows to develop a focus within pediatric orthopaedics based on their interest and/or intended future practice. It also assures that the fellows have opportunity to participate in less common, more complex cases for the most comprehensive surgical experience possible. ACGME case logs are monitored and reviewed with the fellow monthly to ensure a diversity of cases are being performed.

Our fellowship provides exposure to the breadth of pediatric orthopaedics including:

Clinical Responsibilities
A minimum requirement of one day in clinic is expected of the fellow.  Each week's clinic day can be chosen by the fellow from amongst one of the nine attendings. Fellows assist in attending clinics, working directly with patients and the team to formulate treatment plans.


Dinner with former fellows at the annual meeting


Multidisciplinary spine conference



Didactics and Conference Schedule

Our research program has been growing in recent years and includes numerous opportunities through international study groups, existing in-house databases, and original research. A research coordinator and 1-2 medical student research fellows are part of the team available for the fellow to work with. Fellows are provided with educational funds to attend and present at national conferences.

Fellows are also provided with funds to attend the International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium (IPOS), the Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting, or the POSNA Annual Meeting.

Protected Time
Friday afternoons are protected time to work on academic endeavors including meeting with the fellowship director, research, lecture preparation, etc.

We are accredited by both POSNA and the ACGME which helps to ensure that our fellowship meets a rigorous set of educational standards.

Ancillary Staff
The department has 4 nurse coordinators, 2 nurse practitioners, 4 physician assistants, and 1 non-operative physician.  In addition, there is a research coordinator to help with IRBs and research organization.

Meet Our Doctors


Fellowship Director

Dominic Gargiulo Headshot

Gargiulo, Dominic, DO

Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics
Pediatric Orthopaedics





Accousti, William, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics
Pediatric Orthopaedics


Cable, Matthew, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics
Orthopaedic Oncology



Clement, Carter, MD, MBA

Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics
Pediatric Orthopaedics


Gonzalez, Joseph, MD

Clinical Faculty
Pediatric Orthopaedics

Andrew King Headshot

King, Andrew, MD, FACS

Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics
Adult & Pediatric Spine



How To Apply

All interested applicants are encouraged to apply through the San Francisco Match Program (SFMP) by registering for the SFMP and selecting the Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship Match. 


Foreign Citizens and Non-ACGME or ACGME-I Grads



Living in New Orleans

For application assistance or program inquiries, please contact: 

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