The RRH Interventional Spine Fellowship comprises a comprehensive one-year outpatient clinical training program designed to master fundamentals of evidence-based interventional spine care. Exposure to prevalent spinal disorders and commonly employed diagnostic and treatment strategies will serve as a foundation upon which to evaluate the spinal patient. An integral component of this process is the pragmatic use of fluoroscopically guided interventional spine procedures in order to elicit diagnostic data and provide target specific treatment. Research opportunities, structured didactics, interdisciplinary case conference, Neuroradiology rounds, and collaboration with Neurosurgery uniquely position the fellow in fortifying an inclusive experience. The objective is to enable the fellow to develop an expertise in the algorithmic approach to interventional spine care, to facilitate proficiency in the evaluation and treatment of both common and complex spinal disorders, and technical mastery of interventional spine procedures.
Identify typical presentations for anatomic sources of low back pain, including pertinent patient history in predicting specific pain generators
Enhance targeted neurologic and orthopedic exam skills
Assimilate clinical information to efficiently develop a focused diagnostic and treatment plan including appropriate selection of imaging, electrodiagnostic studies, and interventional procedures
Understand indications for selection of common interventional spine procedures
Develop technical proficiency in performing fluoroscopically guided spine procedures under direct supervision of attending
Develop proficiency in the interpretation and appraisal of imaging including radiography, MRI, and CT, and CT myelography
Indications for surgical referral
Learn to effectively manage a high volume spine practice including prompt and efficient management of patient related tasks
Duration of Training
1 year non-ACGME accredited program at a community outpatient clinic.
Number of Fellowship Positions Available
The number of fellowship training positions is one.
The fellow must possess a current valid and unrestricted New York State Allopathic/Osteopathic medical and DEA licensures. These must be current prior to the fellowship start date.
Successful completion of an ACGME-accredited Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation program.
The fellow must be board certified or eligible for certification in PM&R.
Rochester General Health System includes Rochester General Hospital and Newark-Wayne Community Hospital. Rochester General hospital is a 528 bed general care hospital with extensive outpatient offices that is currently undergoing an exciting expansion project. Rochester is an affordable medium sized city with many cultural, educational and recreational activities. Excellent schools including 5 ...of the top 100 public schools in the country. Newark Wayne Hospital is a 120 bed community-based rural Hospital with a 180 bed hospital-based nursing home serving the Wayne County community. Wayne County practices offer a small town setting and close proximity to area attractions such as the Finger Lakes. If you are interested in reviewing additional information about our organization, please feel free to visit our website at www.rochestergeneral.org.