Spinal Cord Injury Fellowship

Our spinal cord injury offered in partnership with Kennedy Krieger Institute offers a solid foundation and extensive exposure from acute inpatient rehabilitation to outpatient care, and opportunities for research and collaboration with other disciplines involved in spinal cord injury care. Our focus is on training fellows to be able to provide comprehensive follow-up care and management that individuals with spinal cord injury will need throughout their lives.

Fellowship duration: one year
Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited
Total approved positions: one
Application deadline: March - mid-September
NRMP match period: August - October
Program duration: July 1 - June 30
Clinical sites: Kennedy Krieger Institute, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and University of Maryland
How to apply: applications are accepted through the National Residency Matching Program.

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Fellowship Highlights

  • The fellowship offers training in both adult and pediatric, acute and chronic, traumatic and non-traumatic conditions affecting the spinal cord.
  • There is a special emphasis on medical and rehabilitative interventions used to optimize and enhance neural restoration.
  • Fellows will have ample training opportunities in preventative care for patients with spinal cord injury including urologic management, musculoskeletal training, bone health and spasticity management.
  • We pride ourselves on continual, on-demand feedback and encourage a strong mentor-mentee learning environment.

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Tour of the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Kennedy Krieger Institute

The International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (ICSCI) at Kennedy Krieger Institute was founded on the philosophy that individuals with paralysis can always hope for recovery of sensation, function, mobility and independence, months and even years after injury. ICSCI combines innovative research with a unique focus on restoration and rehabilitation for children and adults with chronic paralysis.

Fellowship Director

Philippines Garcia Cabahug, M.D.

  • Director, Spinal Cord Injury Fellowship Program
  • Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Expertise: Botulinum Toxin Injections, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spasticity Management, Spinal Cord Injury


The International Center for Spinal Cord Injury
Attention: Yvonne Jackson, SCIM Fellowship Coordinator
801 North Broadway, 5th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21224
[email protected]