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Spine Fellowship

1 year (August start)

December 15

Based upon experience plus benefits

Memorial Medical Center; St. Johns Hospital in Springfield, IL

Mission of SIU School of Medicine
Our mission at the SIU School of Medicine, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery is to be a leader in education, research, and comprehensive patient care. We participate in the overall educational mission of the SIU School of Medicine by contributing orthopaedic medicine expertise to all levels of medical education. We inspire and train the experts of tomorrow, through residency and fellowship programs that draw the highest quality of students and physicians.


Application Process

The fellowship is participating in the San Francisco Match administered by SF Match. Simply complete the online registration using the central application service (mandatory for applicants and programs) and provide the required documents as posted. For additional information, click here for our Fellowship brochure.




Past Spine Fellows

Spine Fellowship Faculty

Per Freitag, MDPer Freitag, MD,PhD Program Director
Associate Professor


Venkat Ganapathy, MD,FRCSC,MHPE(Cand)
Assistant Professor

Jose A. Espinosa MD
Associate Professor
Division of Neurosurgery

Devin Amin MD
Assistant Professor
Division of Neurosurgery

More Information

For more information, please contact Anita Weinhoeft, the Fellowship Coordinator for the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, at 217-545-6155 or aweinhoeft@siumed.edu


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