The Denver Health Orthopedic Trauma Research Fellowship

Job Summary:

Denver Health is a world-renowned Level 1 Trauma center dedicated to excellence in trauma care, education, and research. The Orthopedic Trauma Research Fellowship began in 2003 with the goal of developing the future leaders of the field through an immersive research experience. Research fellows are tasked with attending our daily fracture conference, developing novel research projects, performing data collection, and authoring manuscripts, literature reviews, and book chapters. A successful research fellowship will result in multiple peer-reviewed publications, national presentations, and research skills that will support our fellows’ future career aspirations.

Research fellowships typically begin at the beginning of the academic year (May/June).  To maximize our fellow’s productivity we recommend a 12 month employment, although shorter opportunities are negotiable. The fellowship is highly competitive with only one funded fellowship a year with a stipend of $30,000. All candidates for this research fellowship position must be able to lawfully work in the United States and have a minimum of an undergraduate degree.  Applications are due by March 1st of each year. After this deadline, applicants under consideration will be contacted for video interviews.  To apply, please send a curriculum vitae and a personal statement (1 page max) to

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Orthopedic Research Fellowship Alumni

Xiangquan Chu MDXiangquan Chu, MD

October 2019 -September 2020

Background: Dr. Chu is an attending doctor in the Department of Orthopedics, Shandong Provincial Quinfoshan Hospital affiliated with Shandong University in Jinan, China.  Dr. Chu majored in Trauma Surgery at Shandong University, Jinan, China.


Seongeun Byun MD PhDSeongeun Byun, MD, PhD

December 2018 - December 2019

Background: Dr. Byun was born in Daegu, South Korea. He received his MD from Seoul National University, Korea. Dr. Byun received his Master Degree and PhD from Graduate School of Medicine, Ulsan University and is currently an Assistant Professor of Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at CHA Bundang Medical Center, CHH University in Bundang-gu, Seonnma-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea. 

Jihyo Hwang MD PhDJihyo Hwang, MD, PhD

July 2018 - June 2019

Background: Dr. Hwang was born in Gwanju, South Korea.  He received his academic education from Wonkwang University, Graduate School, Iksan, South Korea and is current an Associate Professor of Orthopaedics at Hallym University - Gangnam Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine.

David Rojas MDDavid Rojas, MD


Background: Dr. Rojas was born and raised in the "Andes" highlands of Ecuador, Cuenca. His father was his role model orthopaedic surgeon and his inspiration behind medicine and surgery.

In 2014, Dr. Rojas moved to the US to pursue a career in surgery. He completed his surgical internship at the University of Colorado, followed by a two-year orthopedic research fellowship at DHMC (2017 - 2019). He is currently a second-year surgery resident at The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY. In Dr. Rojas' words, "Everyday I work toward my dream, to help others with compassion and high quality patient care."

HasenboehlerErikErik Hasenboehler, M.D.

June 2006 - September 2007

Background: Originally from Switzerland, grew up in Italy. Graduated from the University of Bern Medical School. Completed residency in general surgery and orthopedic trauma surgery in Lugano and Lucerne, Switzerland.

Accomplishments While in Research: Published one book chapter, 10 published papers and one International presentation.

Where now: AO Trauma Fellowship, Harborview Medical Center, Department of Orthopedic Trauma, Seattle, WA. Hospital of Oberengadin Samedan, Switzerland, Department of General Surgery and Orthopedic Trauma.

PhilipsGibyGiby Philips, MD

August 2005 through February 2007

Background: Born in India, graduated from Christian Medical College, Punjab. Completed Orthopedic training in Russia and an Ilizarov fellowship in Egypt.

Accomplishments while in Research: two published papers, one pending paper, and one pending book chapter.

Where now: Cairo, Egypt - Training in cosmetic limb lengthening, deformity correction and pediatric orthopedics.

ParekhAnandAnand Parekh, BM MRCS (Eng)

November 2004 through June 2006

Background: Born in Zambia, brought up in England. Medical school at the University of Southampton and I am a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Accomplishments Research: three published papers, three papers in progress; four podium, four poster presentations at the OTA and WOA; three book chapters, design and implementation of industrial and in-house trials.

Where now: Internship, General Surgery, New Zealand.

AgudeloJuanJuan Agudelo, MD

November 2003 through June 2005

Accomplishments while in Research: four published papers and seven papers in progress; three podium and three poster presentations; one book chapter.

Where now: Resident, Orthopedic Surgery, University of Colorado.