Department and Faculty

Photo of Mayo Clinic Spine Surgery Fellowship faculty

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, includes a group of more than 45 surgical, research and clinical consultants. Our physicians work in an integrated and cooperative group practice that cares for more than 80,000 patients annually. This department consistently maintains an excellent reputation in the orthopedic community and in consumer ratings.

Advisers and mentors

You are assigned a faculty adviser who can provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. Your adviser also serves as a contact point, introducing you and your family to Rochester and the Mayo Clinic system.

Visiting professors

Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures and participate in hospital rounds. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.


In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, Mayo Clinic's faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many of our faculty members have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields.

You have direct access to the orthopedic surgery faculty at Mayo Clinic throughout the Spine Surgery Fellowship. You also work with several colleagues in the Department of Neurologic Surgery.

Program Director

  1. Bradford L. Currier, M.D.
    1. Professor of Orthopedics

Associate Director

  1. Ahmad Nassr
    Ahmad Nassr, M.D.
    1. Associate Professor of Orthopedics


  1. Michelle Clarke
    Michelle (M. J.) J. Clarke, M.D.
    1. Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
    2. Associate Professor of Orthopedics
  2. Jeremy Fogelson
    Jeremy L. Fogelson, M.D.
    1. Assistant Professor of Orthopedics
    2. Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
  3. Paul Huddleston
    Paul M. Huddleston, III, M.D.
    1. Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
    2. Assistant Professor of Orthopedics
  4. William Krauss
    William E. Krauss, M.D.
    1. Professor of Neurosurgery
  5. W. Richard Marsh, M.D.
    1. Professor of Neurosurgery
  6. Peter Rose
    Peter S. Rose, M.D.
    1. Associate Professor of Orthopedics
  7. Michael Yaszemski
    Michael J. Yaszemski, M.D., Ph.D.
    1. Professor of Biomedical Engineering
    2. Professor of Orthopedics
Sept. 18, 2014