Robotic Travelling Fellowship

The Fellowship

The Robotic Travelling Fellowship programme is currently taking place and is kindly supported by Stryker. During this programme, accepted fellows will visit 2-4 leading Mako Robotic University Teaching Hospitals in one of the following countries:

  • France.
  • United Kingdom.
  • Germany and Austria.
  • Italy.
  • Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxemburg.

The first robotic travelling fellowships took place in March 2020. Check out the fellowship report to find out more:

The second round of fellows are currently travelling or will be travelling soon to some of our leading Robotic University Teaching Hospitals. Have a look at the fellowship reports below to find out what our fellows have experienced:

The application process for this fellowship programme is CLOSED.

In case of questions or expressions of interest, please contact :

The Host Centers

The following host centres are participating in the traveling fellowship programme:

United Kingdom

  • London | ROH/UCL | Prof Fares Haddad.
  • Portsmouth | Queen Alexandra Hospital | Mr Jeremy Rushbrook.
  • Glasgow | Golden Jubilee University National Hospital | Mr Nick Ohly.


  • Modena | Policlinico of Modena University, Hospital of Modena | Prof Fabio Catani.
  • Parma | Casa di Cura Città di Parma | Prof Paolo Adravanti.
  • Rozzano | Istituto Clinico Humanitas | Prof Guido Grappiolo & Dr Mattia Loppini.
  • Verona | Clinica San Francesco | Dr Pierguiseppe Perazzini.


  • Lyon | Hôpital de la Croix-Rousse | Prof Sébastien Lustig.
  • Nîmes | University Hospital Center of Nîmes | Prof Pascal Kouyoumdjian.


  • Hannover (DE) | Orthopaedic Clinic of Medical School Hannover, DIAKOVERE Annastift | Prof Henning Windhagen & Dr Sufian S. Ahmad
  • Brandenburg (DE) | University Clinic Brandenburg an der Havel | Prof Roland Becker & Dr Michael Salzmann
  • Linz (AT) | Kepler University Clinic Linz | Dr Philipp Proier.
  • Graz/Kalwang (AT) | AUVA UKH Styria (Steiermark) | Dr Antonio Klasan.


  • Roeselare (BE) | AZ Delta Roeselare | Prof Dr Thomas Luyckx
  • Eekla (BE) | AZ Alma Hospital Belgium | Dr Hans Van den Wyngaert
  • Zoetermeer (NL) | RHOC – Reinier Haga Orthopedic Centre | Dr Verburg & Dr Rutgers.
  • Utrecht (NL) | St Antonius Utrecht | Dr Auw Yang.
  • Kirchberg (L) | Hôpitaux Robert Schuman | Dr Pit Putzeys.

Eligibility & Application

The application process is now CLOSED. We thank all candidates for their applications. These have been reviewed and the outcome has been communicated to each candidate by e-mail.

To minimise cross-border travels during the on-going COVID pandemic, only fellows with a residence or practicing in one the following countries will be able to participate in this programme:

  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Italy
  • Belgium
  • The Netherlands
  • Luxemburg

The following documents in English together with the completed application form are required for the application:

  • Copy of applicant’s MD license
  • CV including current address of residence
  • Motivation Letter
  • Reference letters (min. 2)
  • Publication history to date

The CV should include at least the following information:

  • Country where currently practicing
  • Your interaction with robotics to date and/or non-robotic relevant consideration
  • Age and experience
  • Surgery examination grades
  • Publications
  • Teaching center of origin

The Motivation Letter (max 500 words) should include:

  • Current level of surgery skills and expertise in robotics, if any.
  • Dedication to hip and knee replacement surgery.
  • Your reasoning on how this robotic fellowship will improve your surgery skills and patient outcomes.

Further requirements:

  • Fluent English language is mandatory for the fellowship
  • The successful applicant should have with one-year pre- to three years post-national surgical qualifications.

For any questions or assistance, please contact: