Research Assistants

Interdisciplinary Team

Rewarding Work with an Interdisciplinary Team

The Clinical Research Assistants interact with an interdisciplinary team of professionals and surgeons to write and publish scientific papers and posters. They have presented their work to a variety of Sports Medicine conferences and have published manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals including American Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, and Arthroscopy. Research Assistants also independently obtain institutional review board protocol approval and are involved in consenting patients. Research Associates follow patients throughout their entire clinical course, collect data for clinical studies, and review patient charts.

Working Together to Push the Needle Forward

About the team

Clinical Research Assistants work together on many levels to gain professional team experience by leading the development of many patient education initiatives. Currently, the AHIRF house interns and fellows on a global scale and recently launched our Learning Center platform for current patients and their caregivers. This position offers the opportunity to be an author on a number of peer-reviewed journal publications. 100% of previous interns have published scientific articles which have helped launch their medical careers. In addition to research, you will have other responsibilities that are integral to the success of the practice. This full-time position will have a duration of 13 months, beginning in the summer of 2022, and includes a $10,000 stipend.

About the role

Dr. Domb runs a successful sports medicine practice in addition to an active research institute focusing on sports medicine and hip surgery. As a Clinical Research Assistant at the American Hip Institute Research Foundation, you will have the opportunity to be immersed in an outpatient clinical environment where you will be trained to scribe and serve as a medical assistant. In addition to clinical exposure, you will also play a pivotal role in research development, journal submission and creation, along with project management responsibility.

As a team member, you will have access to and take part in the management of an extensive surgical database where you will collaborate with both peers, fellows, and globally known surgeons to provide patients ongoing elite care as their health partners for life! Although this is a 13-month internship, the impact will last forever and so will your mentorships.

Clinical Research Assistants have the opportunity to shadow and provide assistance in surgeries as well as procedures through data analysis and research development. You’ll develop an understanding of the role of surgery in the treatment of orthopedic injuries, as well as how medical professionals from different specialties work together on patient care from diagnosis to treatment and ultimately to rehabilitation.


This is a full-time position with a required one-year commitment. Research Assistants must hold a bachelor’s degree and have a strong interest in pursuing a career in medicine and/or sports medicine. Applicants should have a robust scientific background and previous experience in a clinical environment is desired as well. Applicants must have completed the MCAT before their start date.

AHIRF is actively looking for hardworking graduates with experience in the field of deep learning, resilience, and passion for research. This is an outstanding opportunity to become a part of our team at American Hip Institute Research Foundation, where you can help develop the next advancement in medicine like our institution-specific machine learning–based prognostic model for predictive analytics in patients undergoing hip arthroscopy!

Current Intern Class

Absolon Reyes Absolon Reyes Research Assistant:
Surgery Intern
Krishi Rana Krishi Rana Research Assistant:
Surgery Intern
Meredith Cohen Meredith Cohen Research Assistant:
Surgery Intern
Isabella Wallace Isabella Wallace Research Assistant:
Patient Education
Dharma Patel Dharma Patel Research Assistant:
Database Management
Elizabeth O'Brien Elizabeth O'Brien Research Assistant:
Conference Management
Elizabeth Walsh Elizabeth Walsh Research Assistant:
Prospective Studies


Jessica Keane Jessica Keane Research Assistant:
Surgery Intern
Yasemin Kingham Yasemin Kingham Research Assistant:
Surgery Intern
Andrew Schab Andrew Schab Research Assistant:
Database and Social Media Management
Drashti Sikligar Drashti Sikligar Research Assistant:
Conference Management
Matthew Strok Matthew Strok Research Assistant:
Journal Submissions


Sai Padmanabhan Saiswarnesh Padmanabhan Research Assistant:
Prospective Studies
Omkar Prabhavalkar Omkar Prabhavalkar Research Assistant:
Surgery Intern
Sheema Saeed Sheema Saeed Research Assistant:
Surgery Intern
Tracy George Tracy George Research Assistant:
Conference Management
Rachel Bruning Rachel Bruning Research Assistant:
Journal Submissions
Zayd Chishti Zayd Chishti Research Assistant:
Database and Social Media Management


Michael Lee Michael Lee Research Assistant:
Conference Management
Jade Owens Jade Owens Research Assistant:
Journal and Blog Management
Irving Delgado-Arellanes Irving Delgado-Arellanes Research Assistant:
Surgery Intern
Sanjana Challa Sanjana Challa Research Assistant:
Database Management
Allison Kufta Allison Kufta Research Assistant:
Surgery Intern
Olivia Paraschos Olivia Paraschos Research Assistant:
Social Media Management

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to: foundation@americanhipinstitute.org.

To learn more about the practice, visit www.AmericanHipInstitute.com.

Clinical Research Internship in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Dr. Domb runs a successful sports medicine practice in addition to an active research institute focusing on sports medicine and hip surgery. As a clinical research intern, you will be responsible for maintaining an extensive surgical database and assisting with the formulation and writing of research studies. In addition, you will have the opportunity to support important research-related tasks such as journal publication, conference submission and management, prospective study management, and database updating. This position offers the opportunity to be an author on several peer-reviewed journal publications, allowing participating interns to launch their future medical careers. In addition to research, you will also have responsibilities that are integral to the success of the clinical practice and will be able to work in a clinic multiple times a week. Thus, this position offers exposure to a successful clinical practice and the field of sports medicine through direct clinical experience and surgical shadowing opportunities. This full-time position can have a duration of 13 or 25 months, beginning in the summer of 2023, and includes a $10,000 stipend.