The new Musculoskeletal, Sports, and Spine Fellowship at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine should be considered for physicians with an interest in becoming well-rounded musculoskeletal experts.
This 1-year fellowship is under the academic and clinical division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation. This training program provides a great opportunity for candidates to be mentored clinically [1:1 at all times] in spine, joint, near-tendon, and joint injections; in addition to regenerative medicine procedures under fluoroscopic and sonographic guidance. Peripheral nerve blocks utilizing ultrasound are also plentiful-- including selective motor nerve blocks for spasticity management and pain control.
Candidates would be expected to provide comprehensive and collaborative outpatient care to patients with spine and musculoskeletal impairments- -in particular within our new Back, Neck and Spine Center in the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute. The UCGNI Back, Neck, and Spine Center is a patient-centered collaboration with PM&R, Neurosurgery, Neurology, Orthopaedics, Physical Therapy, Interventional Radiology, Anesthesia Pain, and Integrative Medicine. Procedures include fluoroscopically- guided epidural injections, medial and lateral branch blockade, zygapophyseal joint injections, spinal cord stimulation trials, and RFA. Spine procedures would be expected to average 75% lumbar, 20% cervical, and 5% thoracic.
Fellows will also be able to attend and present a didactic presentation at one of our twice- a -year diagnostic MSK Ultrasound CME conferences; as well as take advantage of academic lecture schedule of PM&R program.
Other areas of specialization/tracks include sports clinics with Division I and professional sports sideline and training room settings, electrodiagnosis, and diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound.
Successful completion of the fellowship should allow the candidate to sit for ARDMS/APCA RMSK examination. The candidate may also be immediately eligible to pursue ABEM certification- based on interest in and performance of electrodiagnostic studies.
Internal Number: 2021-1
About UC Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
The University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute
The University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute (UCNI) is a leading treatment, research and teaching center for complex neurological conditions. Based at the University Hospital and the University of Cincinnati, its physicians and researchers have achieved national benchmarks in the collaborative treatment and investigation of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, brain aneurysms, brain and spinal cord trauma, Parkinson’s disease, brain tumors, seizures, trigeminal neuralgia, Alzheimer’s disease and memory disorders, mood disorders, and neuromuscular disorders. UCNI’s team includes more than 100 faculty members from 14 clinical specialties who collaborate across disciplines to provide the most comprehensive diagnosis and treatment possible.
Interested candidates should contact:
Lester Duplechan, M.D.
PM&R Chair and Fellowship Director