Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Fellowship

Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Fellowship

Announcing the ACGME accreditation of a new Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Fellowship (SCIMF)

University of Louisville Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

In conjunction with Frazier Rehab Institute

A few highlights of our new program includes:

Training in a rehabilitation program that is unique in the sense that it is housed within the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Louisville. The Fellow will train alongside residents and medical students in the PM&R and Neurosurgery residency programs.  The Fellow will be provided with the opportunity to learn all the aspects related to acute and chronic spinal cord injury medicine including diagnosis and management of traumatic and non-traumatic SCI, neurogenic bladder and bowel, sexuality and fertility, pressure ulcers, pain, spasticity management including baclofen pumps and other pertinent SCI secondary complications.  Additionally, we work very closely with the Kentucky Spinal Cord Research Center, and the Fellow will have access to the latest basic and translational SCI research programs here in Louisville. 

Frazier Rehabilitation Institute is also a well-known, state-of-the-art SCI rehabilitation and research facility, as such the Fellow will be exposed to the latest SCI technology. Our SCI research program includes collaboration with basic science as well as transitional SCI research projects.  Research mentorship will be provided.

The program will consist of one year with clinical rotations and continuity clinic including Inpatient Spinal Cord Injury, one month of TBI and vent management in the neurotrauma ICU, outpatient SCIM rotations including pediatric, urology, as well as consult rotation at the University of Louisville Hospital.   The Fellow will have no call responsibilities.

We will be participating in the NRMP Match for the July 2019 match and beyond. 

Candidates can reach out directly to our Fellowship Coordinator for directions regarding the application process.

Patti J. Hayden, C-TAGME

Sr. Fellowship Coordinator