ISKSAA Western Health Australia ( WHA ) Clinical Research Fellowship 2018

ISKSAA is pleased to announce the Western Health Clinical Research Fellowship. Dr. Phong Tran is a high volume replacement and arthroscopy surgeon, with a focus on anterior hip replacements and hip arthroscopy.

Fellowship Supervisor/s : Mr. Phong Tran

Fellowship Location/s :
Footscray Hospital, Western Health, Melbourne, Australia Williamstown Hospital, Western Health, Melbourne, Australia
St Vincent’s Hospital, East Melbourne, Australia Bellbird Private Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

Fellowship Duration : 2 months
Fellowship Date :1st February 2018 –  1st April 2018

Fellowship Goals and Educational Objectives

This clinical research fellowship offers a unique opportunity to become involved in a variety of clinical research projects, with the expectation of at least one publication in a major peer reviewed journal. The successful Fellow will be expected to organize and carry out at least one major research project. In addition, there will be an opportunity for the Fellow to observe consulting and operating (hip arthroscopy and anterior hip replacements).

Fellowship Requirements

  1. ISKSAA member
  2. The applicant must have completed formal postgraduate training in the field of orthopaedic surgery
  3. No more than 35 years of age at the time of application.
  4. The applicant must have some previous research experience.
  5. The applicant must have an interest in the field of hip arthroscopy and/or anterior hip replacement surgery.

Fellowship Funding

This fellowship will be funded by Medacta who will provide a fellowship stipend . This will help the Fellow cover travel and accommodation costs during the stay. A report of the Fellowship experience is to be provided at the end of the Fellowship to the ISKSAA Research Committee and to Medacta.  Subsequent to the completion of the fellowship and submission of the report, a grant of Rs one lakh (tentative) will be given to the selected candidate by ISKSAA subject to payment received by Medacta.

Fellowship Application dates and deadlines

A total of 65 candidates applied for this fellowship out of which 9 were shortlisted for telephone interviews based on their CV and letter of intent. ISKSAA is pleased to announce that Dr. Varun Gupta (ISKSAA Member number 761) of Delhi has been selected as the inaugural ISKSAA WHA Clinical Research Fellow.

  1. 1st Runner up - Dr Nithin Sunku Karnataka ISKSAA no 1357
  2. 2nd Runner up - Dr Prasad Soraganvi Andhra Pradesh ISKSAA no 537

We congratulate Dr Varun Gupta on this achievement and wish him well for the Fellowship.

The selected candidate has to submit a deposit of Rs 20000/- to ISKSAA by 20th November 2017 to retain their slot otherwise the fellowship will be granted to the next on waiting list .

After successful completion of the fellowship and submission of the fellowship report, ISKSAA will refund the deposit minus admin charges (20%) to the candidate.

In case the candidate is unable to complete the fellowship or refuses to attend the fellowship and/or does not submit the report, the deposit will be forfeited and the amount will be used to providing further funding for future fellowships.


Dr. Pushpinder Singh Bajaj, ISKSAA President,
Dr. Manit Arora, ISKSAA WHA Fellowship Coordinator & Chair ISKSAA Research Committee,


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