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 four 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

Christine Hammer, MD
Christine Hammer, 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 and Dr. Daniel Refai. In addition, fellows work with other faculty members credentialed in orthopaedics and neurosurgery. The spine fellows attend 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. Fellows are expected to participate in residency education. In addition, spine fellows must be involved in clinical research projects. Applicants must have completed an accredited residency in neurosurgery and must have a valid Georgia ACGME license by the beginning of fellowship. Beginning 2019-2020, the Neurosurgery Spine Fellowship will have two neurosurgey spine fellows per year.


Current positions available for 2020-2021

Fellowship Duration:

(coordinated with Orthopaedic fellowship calendar)

August 1st-July 31st