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Spine Surgery Fellowship (Minnesota)

Program description

The goal of the one-year Spine Surgery Fellowship is to provide board-eligible graduates of orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery training programs with a well-rounded experience involving all aspects of spinal surgery.

The Spine Surgery Fellowship offers exposure to a wide range of spine pathology and surgical techniques, including anterior and posterior decompression, instrumentation, and microsurgery at all levels of the spine.

Clinical responsibilities are divided among the five staff spinal surgeons at Mayo Clinic. The fellow assumes progressive responsibility in the preoperative assessment, surgical care, postoperative management and follow-up evaluation of patients.

Clinical and basic science research opportunities are available and are encouraged. Fellows are required to produce at least one peer-reviewed publication during their tenure and actively participate in the education of residents.


The Spine Surgery Fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

  • July 24, 2014
  • ART184766