About Spine Fellowship

The fellows will operate both at Memorial Hermann Hospital Texas Medical Center in Houston, TX and the Memorial Hermann Rockets Orthopedic Hospital in Bellaire, TX.  There will be 3-month rotations between the two hospitals so that each fellow will coordinate care and cases at those individual hospitals.  He or she will learn to use spinal instrumentation, to decompress the spinal cord and nerves and the essentials of spinal fusion both anterior and posterior in the spine.

Both locations service the Houston Metropolitan area and have access to the population of patients from the local and regional communities.  MHH-TMC is one of two certified level 1 trauma centers in Houston and as such manages many spinal fractures.  In addition, each of our surgeons maintain a busy elective practice that focuses on degenerative, cervical and deformity conditions.

The spine service is run by the spine fellow, a senior resident, a junior resident, and an intern.  Orthopedic Spine Faculty share the spine trauma call with the Department of Neurosurgery. The fellows take call with the faculty.  The spine fellow and senior resident are responsible for all patients on the spine service.  Junior residents do most of the daily hands-on care.

The spine service’s goal is to offer the fellows as much independence as possible with appropriate faculty backup.  The fellow should learn decision making, operative techniques and will learn to take care of unexpected complications.  The fellowship begins August 1 and ends July 31st. All fellows must be in good standing, board certified or board eligible, and able to obtain an unrestricted Texas License. Please visit www.tmb.state.tx.us for more information.


  • Weekly Ortho Spine Indications Conference
  • Bi-weekly Education Conferences
  • Monthly Ortho Spine Research Meeting
  • Monthly Pediatric Scoliosis Indications Conference
  • Quarterly Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Spine Combined Journal Clubs
  • Quarterly Pain Medicine and Spine Combined Journal Clubs
  • Quarterly City-Wide Spine Conference