The University of Utah Spine Fellowship provides a complete, well-rounded academic experience in spine surgery with emphasis on clinical experience and research. The clinical experience includes all aspects of both nonoperative and operative treatment of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar disorders. The fellow will gain significant experience treating all spinal pathologies and will be comfortable approaching the spine from the skull to the sacrum both anteriorly and posteriorly. The fellow will do well over 300 cases per year and will be exposed to 30% deformity, 40% degenerative conditions, 15% trauma, 15% tumor/infection as well as complex revision/reconstruction patients. There are two fellows per year and time is shared with the neurosurgery service where you also gain experience with intradural pathologies as well as with the pediatric department where you gain significant exposure to both idiopathic and neuromuscular/congenital deformities.
Research and teaching are integral parts of this fellowship. The fellow will participate in ongoing and original clinical and/or basic science research projects. The fellow will also participate in and lead spine conferences, teaching both orthopaedic residents and medical students. Please refer to the schedule tab for a detailed description of the fellowship experience.
Duration: One year (August 1–July 31)
Deadline: Per the SF Match spine fellowship instructions
Stipend: PGY-6 equivalent, plus benefits
Location: University of Utah Health, University Orthopaedic Center, VA Hospital