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The Johns Hopkins Spine Instructorship Program

The Johns Hopkins Department of Neurosurgery provides a Committee on Accreditation of Subspecialty Training (CAST--Senior Society)-accredited one-year Spine Instructorship program to two neurosurgeons.

The Instructorship, sponsored by AOSpine North America of the AOSpine Foundation, focuses on a range of surgical techniques, including minimally invasive and complex reconstruction and fusion for degenerative spinal conditions, spinal deformities, tumors, and infection and trauma.

Upon acceptance, the appointed neurosurgeons are classified as Junior Faculty at the Johns Hopkins Department of Neurosurgery, with operating room privileges, clinical duties, and responsibility for managing their own surgical cases.


Graduation requirements:

  • One year's experience in spinal surgery including management of at least 75 complex spine cases as first surgeon
  • A completed clinical or basic science project to be presented at Banff North America Spine Fellows Forum
  • At least one peer-reviewed publication
  • Competency in all aspects of complex spinal surgical resection, reconstruction and fusion procedures
  • Attendance at the AO North America Advanced Concepts Course

To be considered for a formal interview, you must:

  • Provide an updated curriculum vitae
  • Be eligible in the United States for the American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • Successfully complete the ACGME Accredited Neurological Training Neurosurgical Training Program in the U.S.
  • Qualify for independent Maryland State Licensure
  • Provide three (3) letters of recommendation (one letter from the Chair of your department and two from within your respective residency program)

Upon completion, you must be eligible for appointment as an Instructor (Junior Faculty) in Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins and qualify for privileges at both The Johns Hopkins Hospital the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Interested applicants: Send your information with a cover letter to Julie Zeuch, Administrative Manager at

Number of positions: Three

Length of the Instructorship: 12 months, July to June each year, with an optional additional year in research

Sites: The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center


  • Dr. Timothy Witham
  • Dr. Ali Bydon
  • Dr. Daniel Sciubba

Current and Former Instructor Graduates

The Johns Hopkins Spine Center Enfolded Fellowship

As part of its mission to educate future leaders in spine neurosurgery, the Johns Hopkins Spine Center offers a two-year enfolded Spine Fellowship program to neurosurgery residents during their postgraduate years (PGY 5) and (PGY 6). The program includes one year of spine research and one year of clinical training, during which fellows learn proper diagnosis, treatment, and management of spinal disorders.

Under the mentorship of Spine Center neurosurgeons, fellows participate in a wide spectrum of complex surgeries, addressing spinal tumors, trauma, spinal deformities and degenerative conditions. Fellows have the opportunity to become proficient in a variety of surgical techniques, including minimally invasive and complex reconstruction.

Current and Former Enfolded Fellows

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Learn how to request an appointment with or refer a patient to the Neurosurgical Spine Center at Johns Hopkins. You may direct additional questions or follow up with one of our office coordinators at 410-955-4424.

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