Lifespan Brown University Complex Spinal Surgery Fellowship Program

The Department of Neurosurgery at Rhode Island Hospital in affiliation with the Alpert Medical School of Brown University offers a one-year, advanced, subspecialty experience in the management of complex spinal disorders. Neurosurgeons accepted into the program are appointed as junior faculty with the full spectrum of surgical and clinical privileges in the neurosurgery department.

The program fellows will manage their own surgical cases with appropriate feedback and support from more senior faculty in the department. The spinal surgery instructors are expected to demonstrate competency in all aspects of spinal surgery including osteotomies, deformity correction, complex spinal fixation, fusion, minimally invasive spinal procedures and spinal tumor resection and reconstruction, as well as stereotactic radiosurgery as graduation requirements of the program. They are also expected to participate in the training and education of neurosurgery residents and medical students as well as take part in clinical and basic science research activities leading to at least one peer reviewed publication before graduation.

For application to the program, candidates should provide the following documentation and meet the criteria below:

  1. Submit a curriculum vitae
  2. Submit proof of eligibility for board certification in the U.S. for the American Board of Neurological Surgery
  3. Successfully complete the ACGME-Accredited Neurological Training Neurosurgical Training Program in the U.S.
  4. Qualify for Rhode Island State Medical Licensure
  5. Provide three (3) letters of recommendation (one from the chair of your department and two from within your respective residency program)
  6. Qualify for appointment on the staff at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital

Length of the instructorship is 12 months and runs from July to June each year.

Hospital sites are Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital.