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UR Medicine / Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation / Interventional Spine Fellowship Program

PM&R Interventional Spine Fellowship Program

The URMC Interventional Spine Fellowship program comprises a comprehensive one-year outpatient clinical experience designed to solidify fundamentals of evidence-based interventional spine care. 

Exposure to prevalent spinal disorders and commonly employed diagnostic and treatment algorithms in the clinical setting will serve as a foundation upon which to evaluate the patient presenting with spinal pain. 

Program Highlights Include:

  • The use of fluoroscopically guided interventional spine procedures in order to elicit diagnostic data and provide target specific treatment is innate in this process. 
  • Exposure to Orthopedic spine surgery, Neuroradiology, and structured didactics uniquely positions the fellow in fortifying an all-encompassing experience. 
  • The objective is to enable the fellow to develop an expertise in the algorithmic approach to interventional spine care, to facilitate proficiency in the evaluation and treatment of spinal disorders, and technical mastery of interventional spine procedures.

Learn More about the Program

Our Fellowship by the Numbers

~ 60

fluoroscopically guided spine procedures weekly

~ 1000

consultations annually

What Sets Us Apart

Flexible Curriculum

There is flexibility in the program, and it is not uncommon for residents to change tracks during training as their learning objectives and career goals evolve.

Research and Mentoring

PM&R residents have the opportunity to participate in structured, supervised research with PM&R faculty, as well as collaborate with faculty from other departments and institutions.

Life of a URMC Fellow

Our emphasis on work/life balance is an important reason residents choose URMC. A focus on trainees well-being enables you to learn and thrive in Rochester.

What Our Fellows Say...

"I chose URMC for my fellowship because of the fantastic faculty mentors, the supportive culture, and the high volume of procedures in the setting of a comprehensive multidisciplinary academic spine center. I am confident that I will be well trained and ready to work efficiently and independently upon completion of the fellowship year, and that my training year will be an enjoyable and positive experience."

Ramzi El-Hassan, M.D.

Med school / SUNY Upstate Medical University