Each year here at the clinic, two fellows are selected to participate in one-on-one mentorship for advanced training in the shoulder, elbow and hand reconstruction. They have the opportunity to evaluate and treat upper extremity conditions with four physicians in private practice with an academic emphasis. Fellows attend orthopedic teaching conferences, clinics, and participate in the clinic's journal clubs, open and arthroscopic surgery, anatomy labs, and industry sponsored workshops. They are expected to prepare publication-quality research involving clinical series and anatomical dissections and research projects.
The San Francisco Shoulder, Elbow, and Hand Clinic is honored to have the expertise of both Dr. Parks and Dr. Torngren for the 2013-2014 fellowship year!
Di Lin Parks, MD
Dr. Di Parks grew up in Galveston, Texas. She attended Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, where she obtained a bachelors degree in Biology. She then attended the University of Texas Medical Branch medical school from 2004 to 2008, and completed her orthopaedic residency training at John Peter Smith Hospital, in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Parks is currently completing a one-year fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at the San Francisco Shoulder, Elbow & Hand Clinic. She is married to Bernard Parks, who also grew up in Galveston, Texas. In her spare time, Dr. Parks enjoys the outdoors, running, cooking, and spending time with her family. She is a foodie, so she is looking forward to discovering the many food and wine options available in the Bay area.
Travis Torngren, MD
Dr. Travis Torngren grew up in Idaho Falls , Idaho. He received an associates degree from Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho, and later attended Brigham Young Univeristy in Provo, Utah, where he received a bachelors degree in microbiology. He attended University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno, Nevada from 2003-2007, and completed orthopedic residency in Memphis, Tennessee with the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic. He then completed a fellowship in adult hip and knee reconstruction in Las Vegas, Nevada, and is currently completing an additional fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at the San Francisco Shoulder, Elbow & Hand Clinic. In his spare time, Dr. Torngren enjoys spending time with his wife, Jennifer, and playing with their three children, Brett, Sadie, and Cody.