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Inspired Spine Fellowship Program

At Inspired Spine, our Spine Surgery Fellowship offer comprehensive training for physicians looking to advance their knowledge of minimally invasive Spine Surgery (MISS). Our Spine Surgery Fellowship teaches these physicians extensively on the evaluation and management of degenerative cervical can lumbar pathologies, complex spinal pathologies, adult spinal deformities, spinal tumors, and spinal infections.

Program Information

  • Duration: 12 months
  • Deadline: January 30th for a July 1st start
  • Or July 30th for a January 1st start
  • Applicants accepted: 2 per year
  • Stipend: Varies, depending on the physician’s level of training, and the stipend includes extra benefits
  • Location: Burnsville, Crookston, Alexandria, Minnesota
  • 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
  • Prerequisites for acceptance: You must have successfully completed a residency in orthopedic or neurological surgery residency and taken the USMLE. You must 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.

Fellowship Education

Each fellow we accept into the program enhance their education through twice-weekly morning spine conferences. These conferences as comprised of a variety of case discussions and research conferences. The second morning conference per week is dedicated to reviewing postoperative imaging from the previous week’s cases. This opens the floor for an open discussion of preoperative plans for upcoming cases. These meetings are invaluable in cultivating planning and decision making in the perioperative stage.

Inspired Spine is Minnesota’s leading spine center. We are a total spine care provider dedicated to relieving chronic back pain with the least invasive treatment possible. Contact us at (952) 225-5266 to learn more about our Fellowship Program.