Norton Leatherman Spine Fellowship Program

Fellowship Goals and Characteristics

This program offers physicians the development of advanced skills in all phases of spine surgery. As a well-balanced program, it exposes fellows to evaluation and treatment of deformities, fractures, neoplasms and degenerative conditions of the spine in patients of all ages.

The fellowship includes extensive experience in anterior spinal surgery and surgery of the cervical spine. Fellows will gain experience in minimally invasive lumbar fusion techniques, including percutaneous fixation and minimally invasive interbody fusions. Fellows receive exposure in all aspects of instrumentation involving the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine.

Surgical experience includes approximately 400 cases. Seven full-time orthopedic spine surgeons and five full-time neurosurgeons provide training and instruction.

Fellows will assist staff physicians in performing surgery, managing patient care and participating in scoliosis and fracture clinics. Norton Leatherman Spine Center offers unique exposure to both pediatric and adult spinal deformities.

Fellows also will prepare publications and presentations for teaching conferences and recognized spine meetings.

Norton Leatherman Spine Center includes a clinical outcomes research center, with extensive health-related outcomes data on thousands of patients available to facilitate fellow research.

This program is affiliated with Norton Healthcare and the University of Louisville School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

The Norton Leatherman Spine Fellowship Program participates in SF Match Residency and Fellowship Matching Services.

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