Clinical Rotation in Orthopaedic Spine Surgery

The goal of the spine surgery rotation is for the resident to become knowledgeable in the management of both adult and pediatric spinal disorders. Rotations occur during the second and fifth years of the residency program and include twice-weekly spine conferences as part of the curriculum.

NYU Langone Medical Center’s Hospital for Joint Diseases and Tisch host the spine surgery rotations, although significant outpatient management experience of spinal disorders is also gained by attending various Spine Clinics and interacting with the teaching faculty.

Though the operative experience is somewhat limited during the second year, fifth-year residents participate in a large volume and variety of surgical cases that range from microdiscectomies to anterior and posterior stabilizations. The fifth year also includes working closely with two spine fellows.