Fellowship Description: This 12-month clinical fellowship has a primary emphasis on non-operative spine care and interventional pain medicine. The fellow will work with fellowship-trained physicians currently practicing as part of a large, very busy, multidisciplinary group in Phoenix, Arizona. The fellow will become proficient in all interventional spine procedures. They will also receive comprehensive training medication management, fluoroscopic and ultrasound-guided injections, and electrodiagnostic will be an integral part of the fellowship. Fellows will have the opportunity to do elective rotations in orthopedic spine surgery and neuroradiology. A host of research opportunities will be available. Upon successful completion of the fellowship, fellows will be eligible to obtain board certification through the American Board of Pain Medicine.
Procedures Taught: Lumbar/thoracic/cervical epidural steroid injections, facet joint injections, medial branch blocks and radiofrequency neurotomy, Sympathetic blocks, peripheral joint and nerve injections, spine cord stimulator trials, dorsal root ganglion stimulator trials, spinal cord stimulator trials, dorsal root ganglion stimulator trials, spine cord stimulator implants, disc stimulation procedures, and kyphoplasty. Comprehensive training in medication management, fluoroscopic and ultrasound-guided injections and electrodiagnostic will be an integral part of the fellowship
About The Core Institute
The CORE Institute (The Center for Orthopedic Research and Education) was founded to fulfill a vision of orthopedic excellence encompassing the entire spectrum of orthopedic and musculoskeletal sciences. Consistent with our mission, The CORE Institute delivers the highest level of musculoskeletal healthcare, built upon a foundation of pioneering research, academics, community service, and a passion for excellence in patient care and outcomes. The CORE Institute has grown to over 150 providers and is home to several research facilities. Our documented, excellent patient outcomes are ensured by a unique and dedicated Quality Department, which sets benchmarks in ortho/rehab care through evidence-based medicine and standardized protocols managed through a custom, proprietary IT infrastructure. The organization continues to be a leader in payor-reform initiatives and at the forefront of systems-based quality initiatives that drive value across health care organizations. The CORE Institute’s team of clinicians provides specialized care in the areas of surgical, non-surgical and rehabilitative medicine, across the continuum of musculoskeletal care.