Adult Reconstructive Fellowship Program


Adult Reconstruction

Jeffrey Stambough, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Fellowship Director

Lowry Barnes, M.D.
Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Simon Mears, M.D.

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Ben Stronach, M.D.
Associate Professor

Interview Dates

February 17-18, 2021; February 24-25, 2021


The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' (UAMS) Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship is a one-year program that boasts a core faculty with national prominence and a clinical practice that performs high volumes of primary and complex revision hip and knee arthroplasty. hip knee fellowshipThe fellow will actively participate in large-scale total joint practice with a strong emphasis in learning both primary and revision surgical techniques, including the three major approaches to the hip – anterolateral, posterior, and direct anterior, as well as complex hip and knee revision surgery, and arthroplasty-related trauma, including peri-prosthetic fractures and infections. This non-ACGME fellowship is ideal for someone who is interested in complex revision arthroplasty, as 25-33% of the caseload includes surgical management of periprosthetic joint infections, failed and conversion arthroplasty, and other revision procedures. Throughout the year, the fellow will also learn to practice cost-conscious implant selection through exposure to a variety of implant manufacturers.
As a host site for the John N. Insall Traveling Fellowship, the fellow will have the unique experience to participate and interact with these national and international knee surgeons during their visit. In addition, the fellow will have an extensive opportunity to teach and supervise residents and medical students as well as actively participate in our weekly case-based adult reconstruction conference. The fellow will work closely with the faculty in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and gain increased clinical and surgical responsibility, with the goal of operating independently and managing a complex surgical spine caseload by the end of the fellowship.


Our adult inpatient services occur at the UAMS Medical Center and outpatient services take place at UAMS Orthopaedic Clinic locations in Little Rock and Conway.


Applicants must meet the following requirements: eligible for full medical license in Arkansas, hold DEA#, and USMLE/COMPLEX (all 3 steps within 3 attempts). Foreign medical graduates are eligible if he/she has completed accredited residency training and are a permanent resident of the U.S.A. Military funded applicants or individuals requiring visa sponsorship (i.e. J-1 clinical house staff) are not eligible.

The UAMS Adult Reconstructive Fellowship participates in the Adult Reconstructive Hip and Knee Fellowship SF Match Program. This fellowship offers one non-accredited ACGME position.

Simply complete the online registration using the central application service (mandatory for applicants and programs) and provide the required documents as posted.

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Andrew Apple

Adult Reconstructive Fellow 2020:  Andrew Apple, M.D.

Dr. Apple, a native of Voorhees, New Jersey, obtained his undergraduate degree from Duke University in 2010, followed by a graduate degree in physiology and biophysics at Georgetown School of Medicine in 2011. He earned his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. He also completed his orthopaedic surgery residency training at Tulane University, where he received the William Sherman Award for Most Outstanding 2nd year resident.  His research includes “Dual Diagnosis” as a Risk Factor for Complications in Total Joint Arthroplasty and Predictors of Lateral Release in Total Knee Arthroplasty for Valgus Deformity.  He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Medical Association.