Adult Reconstruction Fellowship

UT Houston (McGovern) Adult Reconstruction Fellowship is part of the Fellowship Match Program. The fellowship is directed by Dr. Ken Mathis and Dr. David Rodriguez-Quintana is the assistant program director.  The joint replacement fellowship offers comprehensive training in the following areas:

  • Primary hip and knee replacement
  • Complex hip and knee revision
  • Direct anterior, anterior-based muscle sparing, and mini-posterior total hip approaches
  • Medial parapatellar, Quadriceps sparing (subvastus), and lateral total knee approaches
  • Mako robotic-assisted THA, TKA, and UKA
  • Treatment of periprosthetic fractures
  • Treatment of PJI
  • Pre-operative planning
  • Clinical evaluation and non-operative care

In addition, fellows have the opportunity to participate in medical mission trips including Operation Walk (El Salvador) or Faith in Practice (Guatemala).  Fellows can expect to participate in and perform over 600 cases during the course of their fellowship.  They will have close interaction and teaching opportunities with the residents and medical students.


The Adult Reconstruction Fellowship is available for three ACGME fellows starting in 2020 (two currently) per year.  It offers extensive one-year experience in the clinical care of patients undergoing primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty.  Being an academic tertiary referral center with the largest medical center in the world (Texas Medical Center) ensures sufficient volume and complexity of primary and revision hip and knee procedures.