Neurosurgical & Orthopaedic Spine Fellowship

Location: Vancouver Hospital Spine Program and Acute Spinal Cord Injury Unit

Goals & Characteristics

Vancouver Acute and the University of British Columbia offer a comprehensive interdisciplinary orthopaedic and neurosurgical fellowship in all aspects of adult spinal care. One and two year fellowships with basic science research opportunities in biomedical engineering and regeneration neurobiology are offered.

Working with combinations of seven spine surgeons, fellows will participate in the care of 30-40 inpatients, including those at the regional Acute Spinal Cord Injury Unit. The interdisciplinary Back Pain Clinic, hospital based private offices, and outpatient clinics provide exposure to elective and emergent cases and opportunities for follow-up and new patient evaluation.

Elective referral practices expose the Fellow to a balanced evidence-based approach to the treatment of degenerative disease, tumors, infections, inflammatory arthritis, and complex deformity. An active research program presents many research opportunities. Active participation in the academic program and completion of a research project to the point of publication, are mandatory for successful completion of the fellowship.

Areas of emphasis in the program include the management of acute spinal cord injuries, spine fractures, inflammatory arthritis of the spine, metastatic epidural cord compression, spine education, acute and degenerative disc disease, and several ongoing prospective randomized surgical trials.

Collaboration with the Division of Orthopaedic Engineering is also ongoing.


Download an Application for Post Graduate Training: (Word | PDF)

Please Direct Application Enquires to:

Dr. Kwon and Dr. Paquette
c/o Mrs. Sarah Hewitt
Room 11299 – 2775 Laurel Street
Vancouver, BC CANADA V5Z 1M9
Phone: 604-875-4111 x 23043
Fax: 604-875-4677
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