Spine Fellowship Overview



Spine Surgery Fellowships:


The Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at Oregon Health & Science University seeks applicants for 12-month clinical fellowships. Candidates should have completed the equivalent of five years of orthopaedic training in the United States.

International applicants must have completed the ECFMG exam or equivalent. Assistance with visa arrangements is available.


We aim to provide our fellows with the clinical and surgical skills to manage all aspects of a modern surgical spine practice. We strongly emphasize decision-making based on the principles of evidence-based medicine. Our fellows gain in-depth knowledge of primary and revision degenerative problems of the cervical and lumbar spine, adult spinal deformities and spinal trauma, including spinal cord injuries. Exposure to minimally invasive techniques and pediatric deformities is also available. Protected time for study and research is assured. Fellows are expected to complete one clinical and one basic science project for publication. Fellows also participate in weekly educational conferences with the orthopaedics and neurosurgical residents. No general orthopaedic call is required. Fellows can expect to participate in over 300 surgical cases, including many complex revision procedures. Surgical involvement will increase as the fellow gains maturity, with the goal of operating independently and managing a complex surgical spine caseload by the end of the fellowship.

Learn more details about the spine fellowship program


Please apply through Spine Fellowship Match.

Contact Us

Residency and Fellowship Program Coordinator

Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, OP31
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, Oregon 97239-3098