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Recent Graduates

Catch up with recent graduates from the Saint Louis University School of Medicine Orthopedic Surgery Residency, and see where they are now. 

2020 Graduates

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Jay Patel, M.D. 

Fellowship: TRIA Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship, Minneapolis, MN
Current Practice: Mercy Health, Rolla, MO

“Saint Louis University gave me the opportunity to train at a high volume institution with a wide variety of pathology. I am grateful for the foundation it gave me going into fellowship and practice. The staff are talented and insightful, and the culture fosters learning and self improvement.”


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Nick Sacksteder, M.D. 

Fellowship: Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center Program
Current Practice: Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute in Jacksonville Florida


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Rob Corey, M.D. 

Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Sports Medicine
Current Practice: Assistant Professor, Gunthrie Clinic, Orthopaedic Surgery/Sports Medicine Location, Ithaca/Cortland, NY

"My time at SLU was a wonderful experience. Saint Louis University is a high volume surgical residency that prepared me to think quickly, problem solve, and be able to handle complex surgical cases that I may not have had the exposure to at other programs. I was able to meet great friends and establish great mentors, many of whom I frequently consult with for complex cases. "


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Thiran Udawatta, M.D. 

Fellowship: University of Washington Foot and Ankle
Current Practice: Proliance Pacific Rim Orthopaedic Surgeons, Bellingham, WA

"At SLU, I met great colleagues and even better friends that I have come to rely on in my early career.”