CAST Approved Spine Fellowship

The University of Louisville's CAST Approved Spine Fellowship is a twelve month combined research and clinical fellowship that is designed for individuals in their final years of a U.S. residency program, or have completed a U.S. neurosurgical residency and are contemplating a career in spinal neurosurgery, or seeking a more comprehensive subspecialty training in spinal disorders. The fellow will receive extensive exposure to spinal trauma, fracture management, degenerative disorders, spinal oncology, spinal deformity, spinal navigation, minimally invasive spine surgery including neuroendoscopic discectomy, cyberknife radiosurgery, and spinal cord injury management. Research opportunities include spine outcomes research with access to Medicare, Marketscan and many administrative databases, spinal cord injury and spinal surgery clinical databases, spinal biomechanics research, 3D printing applications in spinal surgery, Kentucky spinal cord injury center with many animal models of spinal cord injury, epidural stimulation research program, and porcine spinal cord injury research program. The fellow will also have access to neuromuscular, neuroimaging, neurophysiology, cardiovascular, metabolic cores in our translational spinal cord injury program. Extensive opportunities exist for clinical research supported by an infrastructure of research coordinators, statisticians, IRB and grants management, and editorial support.

Interested candidates should submit their CV to:

Maxwell Boakye, MD MPH, MBA FACS, FAANS
Chief of Spinal Neurosurgery
Department of Neurological Surgery
University of Louisville
220 Abraham Flexner Way, 15th Floor
Louisville, KY, 40207