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Minnesota's Leading Spine Center

Minnesota's Leading Spine Center


Minnesota's Leading Spine Center

Inspired Spine Fellowship Program

Spine Surgery Fellowship

The Inspired Spine, Spine Surgery Fellowship provides comprehensive training in evaluation and management of minimally invasive spine surgery, degenerative cervical and lumbar pathologies, and complex spinal pathologies, including adult spinal deformity, tumor and infection.

inspired spine back surgery fellowship programDuration: 12 months
Deadline: Jan 30 for July 1st start
                July 30th for January 1st start

Applicants Accepted: 2 per year
Stipend: Commensurate with level of training, plus benefits
Location: Burnsville, Crookston, Alexandria, MN
How to Apply: Please send your current CV along with a cover letter highlighting why you are interested in the fellowship, and why we should consider you to ceo@tristatebrainspine.com.
Prerequisites: Candidates are expected to have successfully completed an orthopaedic surgery or neurological surgery residency, have taken the USMLE & be eligible to work in the United States.


Clinical Sites

The fellowship clinical experience lasts 12 months and takes place across three hospitals where the fellows cover 300 spine cases per year: (Locations Subject to Change)

  • Inspired Spine (Burnsville, MN)
  • Tristate Brain and Spine (Alexandria, MN)
  • RiverView Health (Crookston, MN)


Fellowship Philosophy

In the operation room, the fellows are exposed to a variety of traditional as well as cutting-edge surgical techniques. The fellows graduate with technical proficiency in spinal decompression, spinal instrumentation (both free-hand and using navigation), and advanced spinal reconstruction techniques (PSO, VCR and multi-level corpectomies). Fellows are also trained in novel techniques such as minimally-invasive spine surgery (OLLIF), lateral access surgery (lateral interbody fusion) and laminoplasty. In addition to the robust operative experience, fellows master comprehensive evaluation of the spine patient through mentored clinic experiences.


Fellow Education

The fellows education is enhanced through twice per week morning spine conferences. The Wednesday morning conference is comprised of (on a rotating basis): case discussions and research conference. The Friday morning conference is comprised of a review of postoperative imaging from the prior week’s cases, as well as an open discussion of preoperative plan for the cases for the upcoming week. The Friday indications conference is invaluable in cultivating perioperative planning and decision making.