Roy Sanders OTA Traveling Fellowship


Roy Sanders, MD

The OTA celebrates the launch of the Roy Sanders OTA Traveling Fellowship. Sincere gratitude is extended to Roy Sanders, MD, for his ongoing leadership and his generous endowment of the program which will enrich the lives of the selected fellows and help build the next generation of OTA leaders.

The Roy Sanders OTA Traveling Fellowship is designed as an immersive leadership experience for early to mid-career orthopaedic trauma surgeons. This leadership experience will broaden understanding and improve networking for the fellows, including a deeper OTA professional connection via an appointed senior mentor. Knowledge acquisition by discussion with various centers about clinical strategies, local trauma care variations, and an educational highlight with podium presentation at the OTA Annual Meeting further distinguishes the experience.  OTA hopes to enrich the lives of the traveling fellows and build future leaders in our organization with the fellowship experience and a subsequent OTA committee appointment for each fellow after completion of the fellowship. Host institutions should estimate three nights for all visiting fellows. 

Host Institution Application - Application is now closed. Thank you to all who applied. 

*Note: Host Institutions must be in the Eastern region: AL, CT,  DE, FL, GA, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, VA, VT, WV, and Toronto and Ottawa, Canada. 


The  Orthopaedic Trauma Association’s Traveling Fellowship program has officially commenced!  We had a very strong applicant group, and we are thrilled to see such a great group of future orthopaedic trauma leaders in our society. Applicants were interviewed at the OTA Annual Meeting in Denver, and the committee unanimously selected our three inaugural OTA Traveling Fellows: Brandon Yuan, Milton Little, and Emily Wagstrom.  The fellows will begin their travel year in 2022; host sites have been selected and the site visits will be rescheduled for 2022.

Many thanks to Roy Sanders for supporting the traveling fellowship; Dr. Sanders will also be the mentor for the first group of applicants.  We look forward to working with the fellows and continue to encourage young OTA members to be involved as future leaders in our society. 

Milton Little, MD
Emily Wagstrom, MD
Brandon Yuan
Brandon Yuan, MD
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