Spine Fellowship


The UTHealth Houston Spine Fellowship is a one-year program that provides extensive clinical exposure to the evaluation and treatment of all facets of spinal pathology. The fellow will participate in surgery at the Texas Medical Center where they will be exposed to Level 1 spine trauma and spinal cord injury (shared with Neurosurgery), spinal oncology, as well as Pediatric and Adult spinal deformities including kyphosis, neuromuscular scoliosis, congenital disorders, and at our local UT Health/Memorial Hermann Hospital facilities focused on degenerative problems of the cervical and lumbar spine. The fellow will be exposed to MIS surgery, navigation, open techniques, motion preservation, and modern thoughts and techniques for the management of spinal deformity.  The fellow will work closely with six spine attending surgeons in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

scoli beforeThe fellowship is designed to develop increasing autonomy in the clinics and in surgery. The fellow will also have weekly didactic teaching sessions, pre-op and post-op conferences, a research conference, and participate in local, regional, and national courses.  Additionally, there will be time available to conduct and complete a research topic of their choosing, using the UT Health Houston
scoli patient x ray afterSpine database, or collaboration with the attendings investigating a relevant topic in spinal surgery including the biomechanical analysis of spinal implants or exposure to a state-of-the-art motion analysis lab.  At the conclusion of this fellowship, participants should be well prepared to enter an academic or private practice position of their choosing.


  1. To be able to diagnose spinal pathology in both children and adults.
  2. To be capable of using traditional and modern techniques for treating all aspects of spinal pathology.
  3. To be capable of participating in a spinal program in an academic institution or in a private office.