Making a Difference, Here & Beyond
The community invests in Dell Med. In return, it’s our responsibility — one we take seriously — to be agents for change and to show real impact.
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Creating a New Kind of Doctor
We recruit and train physician leaders as comfortable taking on systemic challenges in health as caring for individual patients.
Improving Care. Improving Health.
We’re here to make health — including health care — better. The end goal is a complete revolution in how people get and stay healthy.
Discovery to Impact — Faster
We reward creative thinking and encourage rapid experimentation, using collaborative programs to speed promising research to market.
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Let’s Do Big Things Together
True health demands that the whole work in harmony, which is why we’re dedicated to partnership. Indeed, we can’t achieve our goals without it.
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Meet Dell Med
We’re rethinking the role of academic medicine in improving health — and doing so with a unique focus on our community.
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Joseph M. Abell Arthroplasty & Value-Based Health Care Delivery Fellowship

The Joseph M. Abell Fellowship in Arthroplasty and Value-Based Health Care Delivery is designed to provide fellows with a comprehensive and rigorous training experience in the evaluation and management of osteoarthritis and lower extremity arthroplasty problems. The program’s mission is to train surgeons to be compassionate, capable care providers and leaders of health systems with a broad knowledge base and skill set related to the management of lower extremity joint problems, integrated delivery systems and value-based health care delivery and payment models.

The Joseph M. Abell Fellowship in Arthroplasty and Value-Based Health Care Delivery is affiliated with the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care.

Training Facilities

Fellows practice in a variety of clinical settings including private practice, community-based settings and academic hospitals and clinics.

Dell Seton Medical Center at UT Austin.

Dell Seton Medical Center, the primary teaching hospital of Dell Med, is the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center. Operated by Ascension Seton, the medical center is part of a growing health district.

Ascension Seton Medical Center.

Austin’s largest medical/surgical acute care center, Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin is the only hospital in Central Texas that performs heart transplants. The Magnet hospital and Primary Stroke Center offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for both inpatients and outpatients and regional specialty programs.

Health Transformation Building.

At UT Health Austin, the clinical practice of Dell Med, teams of experts provide patient-centered care for everything from severe osteoarthritis to mild ankle sprains. Orthopaedic surgeons, physiatrists, associate providers, physical therapists, social workers and nutritionists come together to address each patient’s health needs.

Learn More & Apply

About the Application Process

Fourth-year orthopaedic surgery residents can apply for the fellowship through the San Francisco Match service.

Training to Be a Health Care Leader

The fellow dedicates approximately 80% of time to clinical work: roughly one day per week in the office and three days per week in the operating room.

Meet Our Fellows

It’s an exciting time to be a part of medical education and research in Austin. Dell Med residents and fellows are talented physicians working to become leaders in their fields.