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Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Fellowship Program

This is a 12-months, non-ACGME fellowship program. Applicants must obtain a Maryland license and independent DEA license prior to start. Medical, dental, vision, life, short-term disability, and malpractice insurance. Salary commensurate with PGY-5 annual salary at Johns Hopkins University.

Fellowship Includes

  • Evaluating and managing patients in our Spine/MSK clinic under the guidance of the fellowship director Akhil Chhatre M.D.
  • Comprehensive advanced fluoroscopic interventional spine and MSK procedural training 
  • Neurosurgical spine clinic with neurosurgery faculty
  • Electromyography with the Department of Neurology/Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Dedicated one-month sports medicine rotation with orthopedic sports medicine faculty
  • Independent fellow follow-up continuity clinic
  • Monthly spine imaging rounds
  • Quarterly journal club
  • Appointment of Instructor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Call Q4-6 weeks as part of faculty coverage

Criteria for Acceptance

  • Board-eligible graduate of North American Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program
  • Three letters of recommendation with at least one coming from your academic institution
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement

Current Fellows

Photo of Dr. Ronald Shin, D.O.

Shin, Ronald, D.O.

Instructor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Back Pain, Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease, Cervical Radiculopathy, Cervical Spondylosis, Epidural Injections, Interventional Pain Management, Joint Injections, Lumbar Degenerative Disease, Lumbar Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Nerve Blocks, Peripheral Neuropathies, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA), Spinal Disorders, Spinal Stenosis
 

Past Fellows and Where They are Now

Andrew Nava

Andrew Nava, M.D.

Fellowship year: 2017-2018
Next step: The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Eric Scholten

Eric Scholten, M.D.

Fellowship year: 2016-2017
Next step: Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA

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David Taftian, D.O.

Fellowship year: 2015-2016
Next step: Facey Medical Group, Valencia, CA

Fellowship Director

Photo of Dr. Akhil Chhatre, M.D.

Chhatre, Akhil, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Spine Rehabilitation
Director, Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Fellowship
 
 

Please contact fellowship director Dr. Akhil Chhatre achhatr1@jhmi.edu for more information.

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