The UK College of Medicine Department of Neurosurgery is seeking candidates for the CAST-accredited spinal deformity fellowship program. The curriculum offers intensive training in comprehensive spinal care, with a strong emphasis on complex adult spinal deformity-related pathologies. Advanced training in minimally invasive techniques will be provided.

Program Details

Fellows will be expected to complete a 12-month clinical exposure to both the surgical and medical management of patients within a multidisciplinary setting provided in collaboration with the department of orthopedics. Fellows will be actively incorporated into ongoing research and will be encouraged to lead individual research projects. The option of an additional year of clinical or basic/translational research activity within established research teams specializing in spinal biomechanics or spinal cord physiology/regeneration will be provided.

Applicants must have an MD degree and have demonstrated excellent qualifications in surgical education, research, and clinical care. Applicants must be eligible to obtain a Kentucky medical license.

The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. If offered this position, you will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen in accordance with the University of Kentucky Human Resources. All candidates offered a position will be required to undergo a pre-employment national background check as mandated by the University of Kentucky Human Resources. AAIEEO Employer.

Eligibility / Qualifications

Applicants must:

  1. Be eligible for an active, valid, unrestricted, and unqualified license to practice medicine in the state of Kentucky
  2. Be a graduate of a residency program accredited by ACGME or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  3. Formally document the above-mentioned eligibility criteria
  4. Must complete and submit an application for Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure (KBML)
  5. Prior to the desired start date, KBML must grant licensure

How to Apply

If you are interested in the fellowship and meet the above requirements, please submit your curriculum vitae and a letter of interest to:

H. Francis Farhadi, MD, PhD

Fellowship Director
Department of Neurosurgery

University of Kentucky School of Medicine
Medical Sciences Building, MS103B
780 Rose Street
Lexington, KY  40536-0298

Megan Northern

Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Neurosurgery