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Advanced Deformity Fellowship

About The Spine Hospital’s Advanced Fellowship in Pediatric Spinal Deformity

The Spine Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital has an Advanced Fellowship in Pediatric Spinal Deformity. This is the only such Advanced Pediatric Spine Deformity Fellowship in the country. Dr. Michael Vitale is the Director of this Fellowship along with Co-Directors Dr. Lawrence Lenke and Dr. Richard Anderson.

The candidates who apply to this Fellowship will already 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 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 Fellow will also gain experience in non-operative management of AIS including optimum use of the Rigo System Cheneau Brace and Schroth therapy. Additionally, the Fellow will be expected to participate in an active clinical research enterprise.

For more information or to apply to this Fellowship, please contact Faranah Belgrave at 212.305.2517 or by email: fb2381@cumc.columbia.edu.  You can also find additional information here