Complex Spinal Surgery

The Spine Division, under the directorship of Dr. Juan S. Uribe, sponsors a fully funded one-year fellowship in complex spinal disorders. During this year, the fellow will gain exposure and familiarity with a variety of approaches and techniques involving the entire spinal axis from the occiput to the sacrum. The fellow will also address the entire constellation of disease states that can affect the human spine; this includes trauma, degenerative diseases, congenital diseases, oncological, and infectious problems. At USF, we are aggressive in the implementation of minimally invasive techniques when feasible and appropriate. In addition to the vast armamentarium of open procedures, the fellow will be involved in a variety of minimally invasive surgical techniques.

The department is currently accepting applications for the 2015-2016 fellowship position. Qualified applicants should contact Dr. Juan S. Uribe at juribe@health.usf.edu. Please include a personal statement regarding your goals in seeking this position along with your current curriculum vitae.

Spine Scope of Practice
Spine Fellowship Application

Current Fellow:

Puya Alikhani, M.D.
Enfolded PGY-5 Fellow

Past Fellows:

2011
Clinton Burkett, M.D.

2010
Rafael F. Cardona-Duran, M.D.
Puerto Rico Neurological Spine Surgery

2008
Jaypal Reddy Sangala, M.D.

2006
Joji Inamasu, M.D.

2004
Caleb Lippman, M.D.
Neurological & Spinal Surgery PC
Merrilville, IN

2003
Caple Spence, M.D.

2002
Shashank Sharad Kale, M.D.
Department of Neurosurgery
All India Institute of Medical Sciences

2001
Nilesh Kotecha, M.D.
Great Lakes Brain & Spine Inst. PC
Jackson, MI

2000
Bret Abshire, M.D.

1999
George J. Martin, Jr., M.D.

1997
Shahin Etebar, M.D.
Director, Eisenhower Neuroscience Institute
Rancho Mirage, CA

1996
Walter Loyola, M.D.
Neuroscience Associates
Boise, ID

1993
Mark Krinock, M.D.
Neurosurgery of Kalamazoo PC
Kalamazoo, MI

1993
Lloyd Zucker, M.D.

1992
Ian Armstrong, M.D.

1992
Howard Lantner, M.D.
Neurosurgical Associates
Hartford, CT

1991
Donald Graham, M.D.
East Georgia Regional Medical Center
Statesboro, GA

1991
Jeffrey Segal, M.D.

1990
Bruce Anderson, M.D.
Neuroscience Associates
Boise, ID