ISOC Traveling Fellowship

The ISOC Traveling Fellowship is designed to provide a post-residency orthopaedic surgeons exceptional training in the management and treatment of both operative and non-operative orthopaedic conditions in leading international orthopaedic centers. Each year, the Education Committee selects one highly qualified candidate for the ISOC Traveling Fellowship. The Fellow will spend a total of six months training abroad for the annual fellowship program. The Fellow will visit three different ISOC centers abroad, training for two months at each center, where and will be part of a structured clinical and research program. In addition to clinical training, the Fellow will work on a research project of both personal interest and of benefit to the three hosting ISOC centers. The Fellow must prepare an article for publication based on that research and will be required to present the paper at the following ISOC conference. “By working in hospitals in different countries, the Fellow can experience first-hand different health care systems and cultures, and how this impacts patient care and outcomes,” explained Thomas Sculco, M.D., Surgeon-in-Chief Emeritus at Hospital for Special Surgery, who founded ISOC in 2006.

Over the past decade, the Education Committee has selected one candidate each year for the flagship ISOC Traveling Fellowship Program. Orthopedic Surgeons from one of ISOC’s member centers may apply for the Traveling Fellowship.

2020 ISOC Traveling Fellowship_Announcement



The 2019 ISOC Traveling Fellow, Dr. Philip Huang, visited University Hospitals Leuven (Leuven, Belgium), Mayo Clinic (Minnesota, USA), and Hospital for Special Surgery (New York, USA).  Dr. Huang is an orthopaedic surgeon at Mater Hospital in Sydney, Australia, and he specializes in complex hip and knee surgery.  His passion for orthopaedics developed while earning his master degree in biomedical engineering at Cambridge University (United Kingdom), where he became deeply interested in the implementation of technology in health care.  Following his masters program, he returned to Sydney, Australia to complete his medical studies and orthopaedic training. Dr. Huang’s research is currently focused on trends and factors commonly associated with increased opioid use in patients post hip or knee arthroplasty.







The 2018 ISOC Traveling Fellow, Dr. Zoy Anastasiadis, visited Helios Endo-Klinik (Hamburg, Germany), Mater Hospital (Sydney, Australia), and University Hospitals Leuven (Leuven, Belgium).  Dr. Anastasiadis is an orthopedic surgeon at Clínica Alemana in Santiago, Chile.  She specializes in knee surgery, particularly arthroscopy, total knee replacement and knee fracture surgeries, and her research focuses on patellofemoral pathology, ACL reconstruction and knee replacement.




The 2017 ISOC Traveling Fellow, Dr. Rodrigo Cardoso, visited Hospital for Special Surgery (New York, USA), Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (Stanmore, United Kingdom) and Skåne University Hospital (Malmo-Lund, Sweden).  Dr. Cardoso is an orthopaedic surgeon at Instituto Nacional de Traumatologia e Ortopedia (INTO) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  He specializes in orthopaedic oncology, and his research primarily focuses on treatment of bone cancer.