The Virginia iSpine Physicians fellowship in Interventional Spine Care teaches physiatrists an evidence based algorithmic approach to diagnosing and treating painful spine and musculoskeletal disorders. Fellows learn how to critically evaluate and interpret historical features, physical exam findings, diagnostic imaging features, and electrodiagnostic evaluations to formulate a comprehensive differential diagnosis. Inherent in this process is the judicious use of fluoroscopically guided precision procedures to accurately diagnose and optimally treat signs and symptoms. Fellows contribute to original research, abstract and manuscript preparation, and student and resident education, and participate in FDA regulated clinical trials. A minimum 2 day interview visit is required after application submission and invitation to visit.
We are now accepting applications for 2 positions: December 2017 and August 2018.
Procedures Taught: Cervical/thoracic/lumbosacral TFESI’s; Cervical/thoracic/lumbosacral medial branch blocks and radiofrequency ablation neurotomy; Cervical/thoracic/lumbosacral discography; Percutaneous discectomy; Intradiscal therapeutic procedures; Intra-articular hip and sacroiliac joint injections; Sacroiliac joint neurotomy; Pyriformis injections; Spinal cord stimulator trials; Vertebral and pelvic fracture augmentation; Geniculate and Obturator/Femoral sensory cooled radiofrequency ablation neurotomy
Interested applicants should submit a letter of intent, personal statement, current CV, 3 letters of recommendation, USMLE (or equivalent) and SAE scores to Dr. Michael J. DePalma by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Virginia iSpine Physicians, PC- Dr. Michael J. DePalma
Virginia iSpine Physicians, PC was founded by Dr. Michael DePalma in early 2011 with the mission to improve patients’ quality of life through accurate diagnosis and optimal treatment of spine ailments. Our practice is actively involved in innovative spine research and training physicians how to practice responsible and cost effective Interventional Spine Care. The staff at Virginia iSpine Physicia...ns specialize in caring for patients with painful spinal disorders and exercise a team-based approach to improve patient’s level of function and quality of life. Dr. DePalma and his team strive to provide unsurpassed care for patients of Virginia iSpine Physicians.