Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship

Welcome to the Cooper Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship Program at Cooper!

The Trauma Center at Cooper University Health Care was established in 1982 and is one of only three New Jersey state-designated Level I Trauma Centers verified by the American College of Surgeons, the highest national recognition possible. Cooper serves as the regional trauma center for southern New Jersey and is the only hospital in the Delaware Valley that provides trauma care for both adults and children. Our trauma center cares for severely injured patients involved in motor vehicle crashes, falls, industrial accidents and acts of violence.

While a member Cooper’s Orthopaedic Trauma team, a vital component of caring for patients with traumatic injuries, you will have the opportunity to experience a blend of trauma that is both complex and more routine. You will frequently be asked to demonstrate independent clinical judgment and you should expect to function within a certain degree of autonomy. 

At Cooper, we understand that the practice of orthopaedic trauma relies heavily on a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, necessary to achieve the best clinical outcomes. You will learn that achieving comprehensive, progressive care requires a large effort on the part of many specialties to get our patients and their families through this very difficult time. This team approach necessitates all clinical staff working collectively, throughout the hospital, in a collegial and collaborative fashion. We hope you will do your part to make our service the best in the country.

Kenneth Graf
Kenneth W. Graf, MD
Director, Orthopaedic Trauma
Instructor of Orthopaedics, CMSRU
Rakesh P. Mashru, MD
Director, Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship Program Asst Professor of Orthopaedics, CMSRU


Available Positions: 1

Cooper's Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship is an accredited one-year fellowship program in clinical and research offered by the Division of Orthopaedics. Candidates are generally board-eligible/board-certified orthopaedic surgeons. Upon completing the Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship, the candidate will be able to evaluate and manage patients, prioritize the management of multiple injured patients, recognize and formulate strategies for the treatment of post-traumatic deformities, perform clinical research as it pertains to orthopaedic trauma, and to teach the principles and techniques of orthopaedic trauma to his/her peers, residents, and other health care professionals.