59+ spine surgeon leaders of fellowship programs

Written by Laura Dyrda | February 17, 2018 | Print  |

Here is a list of spine surgeons and neurosurgeons directing spine-focused fellowship programs at academic centers, hospitals and private practices across the U.S.

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The listing also includes the number of positions available at that fellowship when the information was available.

 

Todd Alamin, MD. Fellowship Director of Stanford (Calif.) University Orthopaedic Spine Fellowship: 1 position

 

R. Todd Allen, MD, PhD. Spine Fellowship Director of the University of California, San Diego Fellowship: 2 positions

 

Howard An, MD. Director of the Rush University Spine Fellowship (Chicago)

 

Hyun Bae, MD. Spine Fellowship Director at Cedars-Sinai Spine Center (Los Angeles): 2 positions

 

Carlos Bagley, MD. Program Director of the Duke University Spinal Surgery Fellowship (Durham, N.C.): 1 position

 

Ravi Bains, MD. Chief of the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Regional Spine Center Fellowship (Oakland)

 

Nitin Bhatia, MD. Fellowship Co-Director of the University of California, Irvine Spine Fellowship: 2 positions

 

Christopher Bono, MD. Fellowship Director of the Massachusetts General – Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School Orthopaedic Spine Surgery Fellowship (Boston)

 

Rick Bransford, MD. Professor and Spine Fellowship Director of the University of Washington / Harborview Mdical Center Spine Fellow (Seattle): 3 orthopedic spine fellows and 1-2 neurosurgery spine fellows

 

Darrel Brodke, MD. Co-Director of the University of Utah Spine Fellowship (Salt Lake City): 2 positions

 

Maxwell Boakye, MD. Program Director of the Spine Fellowship in the University of Louisville Department of Neurosurgery: 1 position

 

Jacob Buchowski, MD. Director of the Washington University School of Medicine / Barnes-Jewish Hospital Spine Fellowship (St. Louis): 4 positions

 

Michael Chang, MD. Fellowship Director of the Adult Deformity and Spinal Reconstructive Fellowship at Sonoran Spine Center (Phoenix): 1 position

 

Samuel Cho, MD. Director of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Spine Surgery Fellowship (New York City): 2 positions

 

Bradford Currier, MD. Director of the Mayo Clinic Spine Fellowship (Rochester, Minn.): 2 positions

 

Alan Daniels, MD. Co-Director of the Brown University Spine Fellowship (Providence, R.I.): 2 positions

 

Russell DeMicco, DO. Fellowship Director of Spine Medicine at Cleveland Clinic

 

Ara Deukmdjian, MD. Deuk Spine Institute Surgery Fellowship (Melbourne, Fla.)

 

Edward Dohring, MD. Fellowship Director of the Scottsdale Spine Institute of Arizona Spine Surgery Fellowship: 2 positions

 

Robert Eastlack, MD. Co-Director of the San Diego Spine Fellowship (San Diego): 2 positions

 

Jeffrey Fischgrund, MD. Director of the Beaumont Health Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine Fellowship (Royal Oak, Mich.): 2 positions

 

Christopher Furey, MD. Fellowship Director of the Spine and Spinal Cord Injury Fellowship at University Hospitals (Cleveland): 1 position

 

Joseph Gjolaj, MD. Co-Director of the Orthopedic Spine Surgery Fellowship Program at the University of Miami Department of Orthopaedics.

 

Jeffrey Goldstein, MD. Fellowship Director of the NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital Spine Fellowship (New York City): 5 positions

 

Jonathan Grauer, MD. Director of the Yale Comprehensive Spine Fellowship (New Haven, Conn.): 1 position

 

John Heller, MD. Director of the Emory University Spine Fellowship (Atlanta): 4 positions

 

Patrick Hitchon, MD. University of Iowa Neurosurgery Spine Fellowship (Iowa City)

 

Alan Hilibrand, MD. Director of the Rothman Institute / TJUH Spine Surgery Fellowship: 4 positions

 

Matthew Howard III, MD. University of Iowa Neurosurgery Spine Fellowship (Iowa City)

 

Jayme Hiratzka, MD. Spine Fellowship Director of the Oregon Health & Science University Adult Spine Fellowship (Portland): 2 positions

 

Michael Janssen, DO. Director of the Scientific and Research Institute Fellowship at the Center for Spinal Disorders (Denver, Colo.)

 

Khaled Kebaish, MD. Direcotr of The Johns Hopkins Spine Surgery Fellowship (Baltimore, Md.)

 

Reginald Q. Knight, MD. Fellowship Director of the Bassett Spine Care Institute—Spine Fellowship (Cooperstown, N.Y.): 1 position

 

Paul Kraemer, MD. Fellowship Director of Indiana Spine Group / Indiana University (Indianapolis): 1 position

 

William Lavelle, MD. Director of the State University of New York Spinal Surgery Fellowship: 1 position

 

Brandon Lawrence, MD. Co-Director of the University of Utah Spine Fellowship (Salt Lake City): 2 positions

 

Yu-Po Lee, MD. Co-Director of the University of California, Irvine Spine Fellowship: 2 positions

 

Allan Levi, MD, PhD. Training Director of the University of Miami Neurosurgical Spine Fellowship.

 

Steve Ludwig, MD. Fellowship Director of the University of Maryland Spine Fellowship (Baltimore): 3 positions

 

Paul McAfee, MD. Director of the Maryland Spinal Reconstruction Surgery Fellowship (Baltimore, Md.): 2 positions

 

Arnold Menezes, MD. University of Iowa Neurosurgery Spine Fellowship (Iowa City)

 

R. Alden Milam IV, MD. Co-Director of the OrthoCarolina Spine Center, Presbyterian-Orthopaedic Hospital fellowship (Charlotte, N.C.): 2 positions

 

Addisu Mesafin, MD. Fellowship Director of the Louis A. Goldstein University of Rochester (N.Y.) Spinal Surgery Fellowship: 1 position

 

Tom Mroz, MD. Fellowship Director of the Spine Surgery Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic: 3 positions

 

Kevin Mullaney, MD. Director of the Twin Cities Spine Center Fellowship (Minneapolis): 3 positions

 

Gregory Mundis Jr., MD. Co-Director of the San Diego Spine Fellowship: 2 positions

 

Andrew Park, MD. Director of the Dallas Spine and Reconstructive Fellowship: 2 positions

 

Alpesh Patel, MD. Fellowship Director of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Spine Fellowship: 1 position

 

Srinivas Prasad, MD. Fellowship Director of the Neurosurgical Spine Fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia): 2 positions

 

K. Daniel Riew, MD. Director of the Columbia Orthopedics Adult and Pediatric Comprehensive Spine Fellowship (New York City): 3 positions

 

Rajiv Sethi, MD. Program Director of the Seattle Complex Spinal Surgery and Systems Design Fellowship: 1 position

 

Jeremy Smith, MD. Director of the Hoag Orthopedic Institute Spine Fellowship Program (Irvine, Calif.): 1 position

 

Leo Spector, MD. Co-Director of the OrthoCarolina Spine Center, Presbyterian-Orthopaedic Hospital fellowship: 2 positions

 

Bobby K-B Tay, MD. Fellowship Director of the UCSF Spine Fellowship

 

Tony Tannoury, MD. Fellowship Director of Boston University Medical Center Spine Fellowship.

 

Suzanne Tharin, MD. Fellowship Director of the VA Palo Alto and Stanford University Combined Neurosurgery Orthopedic Spine Fellowship (Palo Alto, Calif.): 1 position

 

Steven M. Theiss, MD. Director of University of Alabama Fellowship: 1 position

 

P. Justin Tortolani, MD. Chief and Fellowship Director of the Spinal Reconstructive Fellowship at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital (Baltimore): 1 position

 

Vincent Traynelis, MD. Director of Rush University NeuroSpine Fellowship (Chicago)

 

Steven Tresser, MD. Fellowship Director of the Florida Orthopaedic Institute Spine Fellowship (Tampa, Fla.): 2 positions

 

Scott Tromanhauser, MD. New England Baptist Hospital Spine Fellowship (Boston): 2 positions

 

Alexander Vaccaro, MD. President of Rothman Institute (Philadelphia): Director of the spine fellowship program at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

 

Andrew White, MD. Fellowship Director, Orthopaedic Surgery of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Harvard Medical School Combined Spine Fellowship (Boston).

 

Elizabeth Yu, MD. Fellowship Director of the Orthopaedic Spine Felowship at The Ohio State University Wexner Medcial Center (Columbus, Ohio): 1 position

 

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