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Spine Fellowship

The Complex Spine Fellowship at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Department of Neurosurgery is a one-year appointment offered annual to a candidate who has completed an ACGME-accredited neurosurgery residency program (or foreign equivalent). The fellowship focuses on the development of clinical skills needed to diagnose and treat a broad range of spinal disorders. Extensive mentoring in degenerative spinal disorders, complex traumatic fractures, tumors, infection and adult spinal deformity, as well as comprehensive exposure to all forms of spinal instrumentation and minimally invasive surgical techniques, is provided. A strong emphasis is also placed on the academic development of the fellow. Participation in clinical, biomechanical, and/or basic science research is expected. At the completion of the fellowship, each candidate will be prepared for a career in academic neurological spine surgery.

For additional information, please contact Karen Specos via email at or by phone at 215-707-4068.