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Advanced Fellowship in Pediatric Spinal Deformity

The Spine Hospital/New-York Presbyterian

New York, New York
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  • Pediatrics
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The Spine Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital is offering an Advanced Fellowship in Pediatric Spinal Deformity for the 2019-2020 program year, beginning August 2019. Currently, this Advanced Fellowship will be open only to candidates from North America under the direction of Fellowship Directors Dr. Lawrence Lenke, Dr. Michael Vitale and Dr. Richard Anderson.

The ideal candidate must have completed a residency in Orthopedic Surgery or Neurosurgery as well as a Fellowship in Pediatrics or Spine Surgery. Available as a 12 month term, the Advanced Pediatric Spine Fellow will be exposed to the entire gamut of Pediatric Spine Deformity Care.

Currently, approximately 320 pediatric spinal deformity cases are performed at this institution annually. The Advanced Pediatric Spine Deformity Fellow will have broad exposure to the operative and non-operative care of patients with congenital, neuromuscular, syndrome and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and will gain experience in techniques ranging from Mehta casting, growing rods, use of a halo, VEPTR, MAGEC, PSIF, SPO and VCR. There will also be opportunity to gain experience in the management of pediatric cervical spine disorders through partnership with Pediatric Neurosurgery.

The Fellowship will provide a rich experience in pediatric deformity ranging from use of growing rods and MAGEC, AIS, neuromuscular scoliosis, cervical spine deformity and VCR. The Fellow will also gain experience in non-operative management including Mehta casting, Rigo bracing for AIS, and Schroth therapy.


To apply, please contact:

Jordlee Thomas
Tel: 212.305.2517


Fellowship Directors:
Michael G. Vitale, MD, Lawrence G. Lenke, MD,
Richard Anderson, MD

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