Adult Reconstruction Fellowship

The UAMS Adult Reconstructive Fellowship Program offers comprehensive training with nationally recognized joint replacement experts in an academic clinical practice that performs high volumes of primary and complex revision hip and knee arthroplasty.

Adult Reconstruction Faculty

Jeffrey Stambough, M.D.
Associate Professor
Fellowship Director

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

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Ben Stronach, M.D.
Associate Professor

2023-24 Fellow

Stephen Wahl, MD 

Hometown: Jackson, MS  

Residency: Virginia Commonwealth



The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' (UAMS) Adult Reconstruction 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 Orthopaedic & Spine Hospital, UAMS Medical Center, and Baptist Health in Conway. 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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