Comprehensive Temporomandibular Joint Surgery Fellowship

TMJ surgery fellows at the University of Michigan will develop the skills and confidence to manage complex problems and succeed as clinicians and as leaders in any healthcare care setting.

Program Overview

The comprehensive TMJ maxillofacial surgery fellowship is a 1-year program to train oral and maxillofacial surgeons the diagnosis, treatment, and long-term management of patients with orthopedic temporomandibular joint disorders.
Fellows can expect:

  • Excellent clinical exposure: Fellows will manage a high volume of advanced TMJ arthroscopy and total TMJ arthroplasty cases at Michigan Medicine.
  • Skilled teaching faculty: both core faculty are fellowship trained and TMJ is a major area of focus in their practices.
  • Career opportunities: Fellows graduating from our program will have unique skills that makes them well positioned to lead in academic surgery, research, and organized healthcare, or gain a competitive advantage in private practice by offering advanced arthroscopic surgery to their communities.

The fellowship is a one-year fellowship that is focused on the surgical management of orthopedic TMJ disorder from minimal invasive arthroscopic approach to total joint arthroplasty.

Fellows will have the opportunity to attend education conferences and courses to enhance their experience. Fellows will also participate in a variety of educational conferences within our section.

Fellows will develop proficiency in the full spectrum of TMJ surgeries including basic and advanced arthroscopy (including arthroscopic discopexy), and open arthroplasty including total TMJ arthroplasty (TJR).

For questions related to the fellowship structure, please contact associate fellowship director Dr. Moe Hakim at [email protected].

The field of TMJ, especially advanced arthroscopic surgery, offer great research opportunities that can have a profound impact on the specialty. Fellows will have teaching and research opportunities and will use the scientific method to critically appraise the literature. The fellow is expected to carry out at least one research project which will be submitted for publication.


  • Graduation from a CODA-accredited residency program (USA and Canada)
  • Two letters of recommendations
  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum Vitae

Contact Us

To submit an official application, please contact the program coordinator at [email protected].