Spine Fellowship


  • Graduation from an LCME-accredited medical school or an AOA-accredited osteopathic school
  • Completion of an ACGME-accredited orthopaedic residency
  • Board-eligible or Board-certified in orthopaedic surgery
  • Obtain a permanent Illinois license
  • Accepted on staff at affiliated hospitals

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.


  • To assess and treat patients with spinal injuries, spinal deformity, and degenerative conditions
  • To develop competence in patient management of spinal problems and gain experience in surgical reconstructive procedures for injuries, deformities, and degenerative and painful disease conditions of the spine
  • To gain expertise in surgical procedures, including endoscopic and minimally invasive approaches of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine
  • To learn rehabilitation of patients with spinal chord injuries
  • To gain experience in the private practice of spine surgery by working with fellowship trained community spine surgeons


  • Evaluation, admission, surgical procedures, and day-to-day management of spine patients under
    direction of participating surgeons
  • Education and supervision of orthopaedic residents
  • Participation in the educational activities of the residency program
  • Participation in at least two research projects (please make link back to research page)