Pediatric Orthopedic Spine Fellowship

Pediatric Orthopedic Spine Fellowship

The Pediatric Orthopedic Spine Fellowship at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is an unaccredited, one-year fellowship program. (There is no ACGME accreditation for such a fellowship.) This program prepares the graduates of accredited Orthopedic Residency Training Programs with additional training and skills to evaluate, manage, and treat both complex spinal conditions (e.g. scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, neuromuscular conditions, cervical pathology) and spinal tumors. The ultimate goal is for the trainee to be a pediatric orthopedic spine surgeon fully competent in managing complex pediatric spinal conditions (e.g. scoliosis, occipito-cervical conditions).

The Division of Spine and Scoliosis Surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital is part of the Department of Orthopedics. It provides diagnosis and treatment of spinal disorders in children and teens. The division has established itself as one of the most experienced and successful in the nation in treating spine disorders in children. In fact, the division’s director – Dr. Harry Shufflebarger – was instrumental in developing surgical spine treatments now in use around the world and contributes extensively to clinical research to continue to advance treatment practice. Dr. Shufflebarger uses dashboard reporting with colleagues around the USA to develop best practice guidelines. These have been implemented and significantly decreased length of hospital stay after scoliosis surgery. See more details about the Department of Orthopedics and its Center for Spine Disorders and Scoliosis Surgery.

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  • Doctor of Medicine degree.
  • Eligibility for at least a Florida Training license (Full license not required) – Must have passed USMLE Steps 1 & 2
  • Eligible candidates must have completed an Adult Orthopedic Spine Surgery Fellowship Training Program and a 5-year Orthopedic Surgery Residency Training Program.

How To Apply:

Applicants must complete the Pediatric Orthopedic Spine Fellowship Application Form and submit the application along with the following supporting documents:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Personal Statement
  3. Three (3) letters of recommendation (one written by the Director of your Residency Program or Chair of your Department)
  4. Photo
  5. Other items as indicated in the application

Contact Information:

Ana Otero, C-TAGME ([email protected])
Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: 786-624-2891
Fax: 305-669-6531

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    May 20, 2021

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    Miami, Florida

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