Neurosurgery Spine Fellowship

Contact: Gerald Rodts, MD -;  Daniel Refai, MD -

Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center offers a post-graduate fellowship in neurosurgery and spine surgery.  Established in 1994, the fellowship focuses on spinal oncology, spinal radiosurgery, degenerative and rheumatologic spinal disease, trauma, infectious diseases of the spine, and revision spine surgery.  In addition to two spine-fellowship trained neurosurgery faculty, fellows will also learn from an outstanding orthopaedic spine faculty as well.  Applicants should have completed an accredited U.S. neurosurgery residency in good standing and be ABNS-eligible.


Current Fellow

Osama Kashlan, MD
Osama Kashlan, MD

Description of the Fellowship

The neurosurgery and spine fellowship program at Emory University School of Medicine is under the supervision of Dr. Gerald Rodts.  In addition, the fellow works with one other faculty member credentialed in orthopaedics and neurosurgery and five other surgical spine faculty members.  The spine fellow attends and presents at a variety of orthopaedic conferences.

The fellowship lasts for one year.  Preference is given to applicants who are committed to a career in academic neurosurgery.  The fellow is expected to participate in residency education.  In addition, the fellow must be involved in clinical research projects.  Applicatns must have completed an accredited residency in neurosurgery and must have a valid Georgia ACGME license by the beginning of fellowship.


There are currently no vacancies available


Please send inquires to:

Nandi Ali, Fellowship Coordinator