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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

Past Fellows and Where They are Now

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Ashley "Simone" Maybin, M.D.

Fellowship year: 2019-2020

Ronald Shin

Ronald Shin, D.O.

Fellowship year: 2018-2019

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


Please contact fellowship director Dr. Akhil Chhatre for more information.

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