Our Stanford ACGME-accredited Clinical Fellowship in SCI Medicine is affiliated with the PM&R residency program at Stanford as well as Stanford University Hospital and Clinics.
Fellowship Program Objectives: - Gain focused clinical & research experience in an academic environment - Achieve proficiency in comprehensive SCI medicine; beginning with acute care in the ER, through initial rehabilitation, and chronic SCI management - Participate in mentored research projects in the clinical setting - Engage in “Hub and Spokes” approach; learn about the VA system of coordinated care - Growth in leadership & teaching skills - Strengths of our program: - Broad exposure to acute and chronic SCI; - Friendly and knowledgeable attending staff - Community SCI outreach clinic opportunities - Neuro-Urologist dedicated to SCI Service - Plastic surgery involvement in integrated wound care program - Restoration of hand function through tendon transfer surgery - Training in ventilator management and weaning - Dedicated clinical research personnel within the SCI Center - Performance improvement projects to improve clinical care.
Facilities and Institutions 1. Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System-Primary location, broad spectrum care 2. Santa Clara Valley Medical Center-Emergency and acute care 3. Children’s Hospital Oakland-Pediatric SCI 4. Stanford University Hospital and Clinics Pediatric Neurosurgery Clinics 5. UCSF Medical Center-MS and ALS clinics
Joint injections botulinum toxin injections motor point blocks Nerve blocks using a stimulator/EMG/Ultrasound Intrathecal Baclofen pump trials and management Trigger point injections Urodynamic studies
Director: Vandana Punj, MD
About Stanford University School of Medicine
The Stanford University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is dedicated to providing excellent patient care and outstanding education for students, residents and fellows in the fields of orthopaedic surgery and musculoskeletal medicine. We are committed to advancing knowledge related to the care of conditions of the musculoskeletal system through basic science and clinical research.
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery focuses on patient care in each of these orthopaedic subspecialties: adult reconstruction and joint replacement, sports medicine, spine surgery, surgery of the hand and wrist, surgery of the shoulder and elbow, surgery of the foot and ankle, musculoskeletal tumor surgery, orthopaedic trauma Surgery, pediatric orthopaedics, and physical medicine and rehabilitation.