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Spine Surgery Fellowship

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Program Overview:

The Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington is offering two one-year Spine Fellowships.

The Neurological Surgery Spine Fellow is appointed as an Acting Instructor in the Department of Neurological Surgery. Progressive independence in patient evaluation and management is encouraged during the course of the fellowship. The fellowship is divided into two six-month rotations with a primary responsibility as a member of the spine services at Harborview Medical Center and the University of Washington Medical Center.

The fellow will actively participate in the management of all facets of spinal surgery, including extensive mentoring in complex trauma cases, tumors, infection, degenerative disorders and spinal deformity, all forms of spinal instrumentation and image-guided surgery, and minimally invasive surgery.

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How to Apply:

Please direct applications (including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of four references) or nominations to:

Fangyi Zhang, MD
University of Washington
Department of Neurological Surgery, Box 359924
325 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

Telephone: (206) 744-9322
Fax: 206-744-9942
Email: fzhang@uw.edu

The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates. The university is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must have completed an ACGME accredited neurosurgery residency program and be able to obtain a Washington license to practice.

An H-1B visa is required for all graduates of foreign medical schools. In order to be eligible for University sponsorship of an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non U.S.) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

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Selection Process:

After the Fellowship Director has received all of the required documents (including: a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of four references), the program coordinator will contact the applicant to schedule an interview.

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Stipends & Benefits

Vacation, pay, and benefit specifics will be discussed at the interview. However, the University of Washington offers a highly competitive compensation package.

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Fellowship Faculty:

Neurological Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery
Randy Chesnut, MD Jens R. Chapman, MD
Richard G. Ellenbogen, MD Carlo Bellabarbo, MD
Fangyi Zhang, MD Theodore Wagner, MD
Richard J. Bransford, MD

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Contact Information

For more information about the UW Spine Fellowship Program, please contact:

Fangyi Zhang, MD
University of Washington
Department of Neurological Surgery, Box 359924
325 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

Telephone: (206) 744-9322
Fax: 206-744-9942
Email: fzhang@uw.edu

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Application Deadlines

Applications for the Neurological Surgery Residency are due November 30, 2014.

Deadlines to apply to our fellowship programs are:

Featured Faculty:

Daniel Silbergeld, MD

Dr. Silbergeld is the Arthur A. Ward Jr. professor of neurological surgery at the UW Medical Center. He is also an adjunct professor of pathology.

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