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Fellowship Training

Arthritis & Sports is proud to offer orthopaedic surgeons the opportunity to receive training from our own highly experienced physicians

The road taken to become an orthopaedic surgeon is a long one, spanning 13 years of schooling and training from college through residency. Orthopaedic surgeons can then choose to go into practice as a general orthopaedic surgeon, or can apply for acceptance to a subspecialty fellowship. This allows the physician to receive an additional year of specialty training in a specific field of orthopaedic surgery.


Arthritis & Sports is proud to offer orthopaedic surgeons the opportunity to receive such training from our own highly experienced physicians. The Adult Reconstruction Hip and Knee fellowship at Arthritis & Sports, led by Dr. Randall Peyton, is a well-rounded mentorship program designed to prepare applicants for a successful private practice career in joint preservation and replacement surgery. This program allows fellows to participate in both inpatient and outpatient care, gaining experience in the management of complex primary and revision joint replacements with emphasis on a wide range of issues and techniques, including minimally invasive surgery and computer-assisted surgical navigation. The fellow is involved in all facets of patient care, including clinic coverage and intensive operating room experience. Additionally, fellows may elect to gain experience in advanced shoulder reconstruction under Dr. Matthew Griffith, one of the area's preeminent orthopaedic surgeons.

Current Orthopaedic Fellow

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Jack Dawson, DO

Year of Fellowship: 2022-2023

Medical Degree: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency: Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Hospital, Orthopaedic Surgery

Past Orthopaedic Fellows

Nathaniel Thomas, DO

Year of Fellowship: 2021-2022

Residency: MSU Garden City Hospital, Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical Degree: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Scott Nelson, DO

Year of Fellowship: 2020-2021

Residency: Broward Health Medical Center, Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical Degree: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

R. William Ramsey, DO

Year of Fellowship: 2018-2019

Residency: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical Degree: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine


David S. Levine, DO

Year of Fellowship: 2017-2018

Residency: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical Degree: A.T. Still University’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Our Location


Located approximately 25 miles west of Washington, D.C., the Adult Reconstruction Hip and Knee Fellowship at Arthritis & Sports allows fellows to experience clinical patient care in our Sterling office. Additionally, fellows receive intensive operating room experience at Reston Hospital's Surgery Center, Northern Virginia's leading healthcare provider.

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