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New England Baptist Spine Fellowship

Scott G. Tromanhauser, MD, MBA
Chief, Spine Surgery
New England Baptist Hospital, Orthopaedic Surgery
Attention: Debby DiMartino
125 Parker Hill Avenue
Boston, MA 02120
Phone: (617) 754-6742
Fax: (617) 754-6443
Email: ddimarti@nebh.org

Duration              1 year (August 1 to July 31)
Deadline              December 1
Stipend                $68,000/year plus benefits
Location               New England Baptist Hospital

Goals and characteristics

This program offers extensive experience in evaluation and management of adult spinal disorders. The Fellow will be exposed to a multidisciplinary approach, working with nine full-time orthopaedic spine surgeons, three neurosurgeons, three neuroradiologists, and five physiatrists. The Fellow gains expertise in many facets of spinal surgery with an active operating room experience, including anterior and posterior cervical, thoracic, and lumbar approaches, microscopic, minimally invasive and open techniques, exposure to image guidance systems, instrumentation, decompression and fusion procedures. The spine service performs more than 1,500 procedures per year including cervical spine disorders, adult deformities and lumbar degenerative disorders. Experience in the clinical office setting is an integral part of the program and essential for developing surgical decision making skills. The Fellow will be active in medical student and resident teaching, office clinics, and weekly conferences. With the support of an attending sponsor and the Orthopaedic Research Department each Fellow is expected to prepare at least one research project (clinical or basic science) suitable for presentation at a national meeting and publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Each Fellow will present at least one Grand Rounds presentation for the orthopaedic department. Attendings instruct the Fellow by presenting a spine core curriculum of 30 lectures. Other conferences include weekly Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, bimonthly spine indications conference, monthly journal club, and monthly M & M Conference. The Fellow may gain further training at the in-house Bioskills Learning Center. In addition to the spine didactic program the Fellow will have access to all other orthopaedic specialty teaching offerings within the New England Baptist Hospital.

This fellowship participates in the match program.