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New England Baptist Spine Fellowship

Stephen J. Parazin, MD

Duration: 1 year (August 1 to July 31)
Deadline: August 1
Stipend: $65,000/year plus benefits
Location: New England Baptist Hospital

Goals and characteristics
This program offers extensive experience in evaluation and management of adult and adolescent spinal disorders. The Fellow will be exposed to a multi-disciplinary approach, working with ten full-time orthopedic spine surgeons, one neurosurgeon, two neuroradiologists and six 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, lumbar laparoscopic and open techniques, exposure to image guidance systems, and instrumentation and fusion procedures. The spine service performs more than 1800 procedures per year including cervical spinal disorders, adult deformities, lumbar degenerative disorders, tumors, and fractures.

The Fellow may gain further training at the in-house Bioskills Learning Center or at a minimally invasive animal laboratory. The Fellow will be active in medical student and resident teaching, office clinics, and weekly conferences, and is expected to prepare at least two research projects (clinical or basic research) suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Each Fellow will present at least one Grand Rounds presentation for the Orthopedic Department. Attending staff instruct the Fellow weekly by presenting a spine core curriculum of 30 lectures. Other conferences include bimonthly indications conference, monthly journal club, quarterly M&M Conference, and weekly neuroradiology conference. Typically three visiting professors deliver a Grand Rounds talk preceded by a day of didactic sessions and case presentations.

Application process
Please use the Application on the San Francisco Match site.