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On behalf of Orthopaedic Department staff and spine team, I would like to welcome all of you to Chicago and Rush spine fellowship program.

The Rush University Medical Center, Spine Fellowship, ACGME accredited program offers a unique opportunity to begin your training in Spine Surgery with the top Spine Surgeons in the country. Our fellows are mentored by a varied and specialized team of Spine Surgeons. Your exposure to Spine Surgery begins in a brand new state-of-the art, multi-specialty Orthopaedic-dedicated surgery suites. Your experience with surgical experts in the areas of minimally invasive surgery, spinal biomechanics, spinal deformity, arthroplasty, epidemiology and pediatric spine provides knowledge that will contribute to your success as a doctor.

The Spine Fellowship Program in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center meets the needs of this growing community and has been in place for over 30 years. Rush Orthopedic Spine Fellowship treats a growing population with increased surgical needs and is considered one of the best training programs in the country. Our Program is highly competitive and persistently advances into the realm of new surgical practices and research available, this competitive spirit offers our fellows exposure to a well-balanced curriculum.

Thank you for your interest in our spine fellowship program. I hope this information helps you when making your career choices for a program that best matches your career endeavors.


Howard S. An, MD
The Morton International Endowed Chair
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Director of Spine Surgery and Spine Fellowship Program
Rush University Medical Center

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