Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship

The DMC Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship Program is designed for board eligible orthopaedic surgeons who wish to specialize in sports medicine.

The Program offers an extremely comprehensive package of benefits:


The Program is divided into 4 three month rotations:

  • Rotation #1: 3 months at the Detroit Medical Center working with Stephen Lemos, M.D., Ph.D. and David Patterson, M.D.
  • Rotation #2: 3 months at Henry Ford Wyandotte, Oakwood Hospital & Chelsea Community Hospital with Jason Holcomb, M.D., Douglas Plagens, M.D., Mark Pinto, M.D. and Robert Williams, M.D.
  • Rotation #3: 3 months at the Detroit Medical Center working with Henry Goitz, M.D. and Todd Frush, M.D.
  • Rotation #4: 3 months at Unasource, Premier and Waterford Surgery Centers, Henry Ford Macomb, McLaren Macomb, William Beaumont Grosse Pointe, McLaren Oakland Hospitals with Maher Bahu, M.D., Shariff Bishai, D.O. and Michael Yusaf, M.D.

Professional Team Coverage

Sports Medicine Fellows work with Dr. Lemos and Dr. Anderson covering games for the Detroit Tigers (MLB). Fellows work with Dr. Plagens and Dr. Colucci covering the Detroit Red Wings (NHL). In addition to game coverage, Sports Medicine Fellows also have the opportunity to travel to, and partake in, Spring Training, training camps, and pre-season physicals.

Amateur Team Coverage

All Sports Medicine Fellows will cover their “own” high school team during their year of tenure. Coverage includes pre-participation physicals, game coverage, and other event coverage throughout the year.

Special Events and Outreach

Sports Medicine Fellows help cover the Detroit Free Press Marathon, Detroit Grand Prix and other events sponsored by DMC Sports Medicine.

Academic Conferences

Each Sports Medicine Fellow will have the opportunity to present academic lectures at weekly fellow conferences, as well as case presentations at the monthly DMC Sports Medicine Visiting Lecture Series. Fellows are also required to attend monthly Journal Clubs. Fellows may also choose to attend orthopaedic surgery resident conferences and other local sports medicine orthopaedic surgery meetings.

Bioskills Lab

Sports Medicine Fellows attend weekly bioskills labs focused on improving arthroscopic skills of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and ankle. There is also a musculoskeletal ultrasound component to the bioskills labs. A 12-week rotating schedule ensures that fellows participate and gain mastery of skills which enables the fellows to teach the lab for residents and students during the last quarter of the Fellowship year.

Research Projects

Each Sports Medicine Fellow is asked to complete one research project during their tenure. Fellows are also requested to initiate a project for the incoming fellow for the following year to ensure that all fellows participate in 2 research projects during their fellowship.

Regional and National Conferences

All Sports Medicine Fellows attend the annual American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Conference as well as the Michigan Orthopaedic Society Fall and Spring conferences. Sports Medicine Fellows will also attend various arthroscopy courses locally, regionally, and nationally.

Annual Detroit Regional Sports Medicine Symposium

All Sports Medicine Fellows present their research findings and attend a two-day event in July hosting speakers from the Metro Detroit area and national Keynote Speakers. All DMC Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Fellowship alumni, present fellows, and incoming fellows are invited as a way for fellows to stay connected with each other and the Program.

Fellowship Positions: 1

Fellowship Director: Stephen Lemos, M.D., Ph.D.

Instructors: Maher Bahu, M.D., Shariff Bishai, D.O., Henry Goitz, M.D., Jason Holcomb, M.D., David Patterson, M.D., Mark Pinto, M.D., Douglas Plagens, M.D., Robert Williams, M.D., Michael Yusaf, M.D.

Headshot photo of Dr. Stephen E. Lemos, MD, PhD

Fellowship Director: Stephen Lemos, M.D., Ph.D.