UCLA Spine Fellowship attacks back pain

The UCLA Spine Fellow has clinical and research opportunities in all aspects of spinal disease. Clinical surgery includes anterior and posterior/lateral approaches to the cervical, thoracic, and lumbosacral spine, and utilization of current spinal instrumentation systems and advanced technology like intraoperative navigation. Conditions treated include complex spinal disorders like primary and metastatic spinal tumors, deformity and trauma in addition to degenerative diseases.

The fellow has attending privileges at UCLA and VA facilities where he/she is exposed to a multitude of spinal pathologies. The Fellow will also work closely with the orthopaedic surgery residents and participate in weekly teaching conferences. In addition, to the orthopaedic spine faculty, the fellow will work with our PM&R physicians to learn various pain management procedures and also our neurosurgery spine faculty in order to learn various multidisciplinary approaches to the spine pathology.

One fellows is accepted each year. The fellow is expected to participate in clinical and laboratory research as well as resident and student education.


Nick Shamie, MD, Fellowship Director
Elizabeth Lord, MD
Don Park, MD

Affiliated Faculty

Rick Bowen, MD
Allen Chen, MD
David Fish, MD
Langston Holly, MD
Jae Jung, MD
Daniel Lu, MD
Luke Macyszyn, MD
Duncan McBride, MD
Anthony Scaduto, MD

Training Institutions

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center and Orthopaedic Institute UCLA Medical Center, Ronald Regan Medical Center West Los Angeles, Wadsworth VA Hospital


For further details, please click here: Policies for Fellowship Program >

Application Process

UCLA participates in the San Francisco Match Program. Applicants should have completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery. In addition to the San Francisco Match universal application, please submit a photograph. Applicants must be eligible for a California Medical License.

Application Deadline

The deadline  for submitting applications is December 20, 2019.

Interview Dates

Interview date will be January 12, 2020.

Contact Information

Orthopaedic Surgery Education Office
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Room 76-143 CHS
10833 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Tel: 310-825-6557
Fax: 310-825-1311
email: [email protected]