Our department hosts a two-year fellowship here at George Washington University and the Lombardi Cancer Center, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC. All fellows are appointed as a Consultant to the Surgery Branch and the Pediatric Oncology Branch of the National Cancer Institute, N.I.H., Bethesda, Maryland. All fellows also rotate through the Bone Branch of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP).
This program is designed for an individual interested in pursuing an academic career. There is emphasis on the entire spectrum of orthopaedic oncology--adult and pediatric bone and soft tissue tumors, both benign and malignant. This program has a strong commitment to a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, which involves skeletal radiologists, surgical pathologists, interventional radiologists, adult and pediatric oncologists and reconstructive plastic surgeons. There is an extensive computerized database of over 3000 operative procedures along with digital images and videos of radiographic studies, pathology and surgeries which forms the basis of the Orthopedic Oncology Study Center.
Approximately 300 major operative oncology procedures are performed a year and about 2800 outpatients are seen. The fellow is involved with all aspects of patient management and surgery. Surgical skills are strongly emphasized and developed. Special emphasis is placed upon the use of segmental (modular) endoprosthesis for reconstruction of large segmental defects of the upper and lower extremities, including the scapula and pelvis. There is a strong emphasis upon limb-sparing surgery for both bone and soft tissue sarcomas. There are multiple on-going projects involving molecular biology, animal studies, clinical research and an active gait-computer analysis laboratory at the National Rehabilitation Hospital. All fellows are expected to participate in several research projects, contribute to resident teaching conferences, and develop computer skills in database management, graphics, digital photography, statistics and word processing. The fellowship is flexible as to adapt to the fellow's special surgical and research interests.
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Martin Malawer, M.D.
7830 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD 20814