Spine Surgery Fellowship

Clinical Experience

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Spine Surgery Fellowship is a one-year program in which the spine surgery fellow will obtain a comprehensive experience in spinal problems, with an emphasis on diagnostics and the operative and non-operative treatment of a wide variety of spinal disorders, including:

  • Evaluation of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar disorders
  • Trauma, infection, neoplasm, degenerative conditions, deformities, and complex revision/reconstruction patients

Fellows participate in approximately 400 surgical procedures during the year and have ample opportunity to become proficient in a wide variety of surgical techniques and procedures.

In addition to their clinical duties, fellows are responsible for:

  • Interacting with and teaching orthopedic residents and medical students
  • Participating in weekly Orthopedic Surgery Grand Rounds and monthly Spine Indications conferences
  • Presenting one Grand Rounds and one Spine Indications talk per year
  • Presenting at the yearly Research Forum