Sub-Specialty Fellowships


Of these cases, the majority are adult degenerative; a substantial number of cases involve pediatric deformities, tumor and trauma, as well as adult deformity. Anterior and posterior exposures to the entire spine are performed. Research, both clinical and basic science, is expected. Fellows work with the OrthoCarolina Research Institute (OCRI) on clinical studies, with the UNC Charlotte School of Engineering for biomechanical studies. Fellows will complete two projects or papers during the year. Attendance at two national spine meetings is also planned and required. 

Once fellows are acclimated to our clinic system, they are responsible for a clinic once a week, where they make decisions independently. They also participate in the residency spine clinic at Carolinas Medical Center once or twice a month. For information about our Spine Surgery Fellowship, contact Annette Wilson at 

We are participating in the San Francisco Match Program. Please refer to their website for more information on the application