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Top Programs for Spinal Work/Research
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What are your thoughts on the best residencies for training spinal surgeons? Of course, spine is a major component of neurosurgery and thus is a huge focus of every program, but I wonder if any programs have particular strengths in/are well known for spine specifically, either clinically speaking or in terms of research.
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#2
UCSF-- has the top training and research in deformity, tumor, trauma, MIS with several huge names in spine
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(07-10-2017, 10:17 PM)Guest Wrote: UCSF-- has the top training and research in deformity, tumor, trauma, MIS with several huge names in spine

Second this. Barrow is still pretty strong even though they've lost their two biggest names in the past few years. Columbia and Hopkins are also exceptional spine programs.
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Based on these responses, it seems that Doximity rates programs based on their spine reputation!

Are there any programs on the rise, gaining new faculty, more grants/research money, etc?
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Emory
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(07-11-2017, 03:17 PM)omegalomaniac Wrote: Based on these responses, it seems that Doximity rates programs based on their spine reputation!

Are there any programs on the rise, gaining new faculty, more grants/research money, etc?

Cleveland Clinic and Pitt have great spine programs. UVA looks solid. Heard good things about WashU.
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You can tell from responses above that posters are med students or junior residents. WashU used to be good when Lenke and Lehman were there (ortho). UCSF and Emory have a shitty spine training. IMHO, the best residency programs that provide a solid spine training during residency:
-Rush (All star guys Fessler and Traynelis)
-Wisconsin-Milwaukee (The place of the first spine fellowship in the country)
-Jefferson (strong ns and ortho programs)
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(07-16-2017, 09:19 PM)Guest Wrote: You can tell from responses above that posters are med students or junior residents. WashU used to be good when Lenke and Lehman were there (ortho). UCSF and Emory have a shitty spine training. IMHO, the best residency programs that provide a solid spine training during residency:
-Rush (All star guys Fessler and Traynelis)
-Wisconsin-Milwaukee (The place of the first spine fellowship in the country)
-Jefferson (strong ns and ortho programs)

Rush is good for MIS. Jefferson is solid as well but how involved are the ortho big names like Vaccaro and Hilibrand with teaching neurosurgery trainees?
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(07-17-2017, 11:55 AM)Guest Wrote:
(07-16-2017, 09:19 PM)Guest Wrote: You can tell from responses above that posters are med students or junior residents. WashU used to be good when Lenke and Lehman were there (ortho). UCSF and Emory have a shitty spine training. IMHO, the best residency programs that provide a solid spine training during residency:
-Rush (All star guys Fessler and Traynelis)
-Wisconsin-Milwaukee (The place of the first spine fellowship in the country)
-Jefferson (strong ns and ortho programs)

Rush is good for MIS. Jefferson is solid as well but how involved are the ortho big names like Vaccaro and Hilibrand with teaching neurosurgery trainees?

I don't think Ortho attendings work with the NSGY residents at Jefferson, since they have their own ortho spine fellows as well as ortho residents who get less spine experience in general than nsgy... I think in addition to MIS, Traynelis at RUSH is a well known and respected cervical spine surgeon, and they have a deformity guy as well. Not sure how much interaction there is with the ortho attendings like Howard An and Frank Phillips at rush either...
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Miami has one of the highest volume spine centers in the country for operative experience. Includes all aspects of spine surgery. The Miami project is well funded and excels for spinal cord injury research
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