Spine Fellowship


The goal of this spine fellowship is to train qualified orthopaedic surgeons in the diagnosis and management of disorders of the entire spine. This program offers clinical experience in the nonoperative and operative treatment of patients of all ages. Clinical conditions include congenital and developmental disorders of the spine, infections, tumors, degenerative diseases, and trauma of the spine. There will be exposure to adult and pediatric deformities, cervical and lumbar disc arthroplasty, anterior and posterio decompression, fusion, and instrumentaiton techniques. The Fellow will be expected to take part in the teaching of residents and seeing spine patients int he clinic. Research productivity is expected. This fellowship participates in the San Francisco Spine match program.


Attending Physicians

AbelCV 01 08 2014

Mark F. Abel, MD
Department Vice Chair,
Pediatric Orthopaedics
Divison Head

ShenCV 01 08 2014

Francis H. Shen, MD
Spine Division Head


ShimerCV 01 31 2014

Adam L. Shimer, MD

Duration: 1 year (August 1 to July 31)

Deadline: December 31

Location: University of Virginia Hospital and Health System

This fellowship is ACGME accredited.




For recruitment year 2015, all applicants must be in the process of completing a US, ACGME-accredited orthopaedic surgery residency to be considered qualified for this fellowship.

Qualified candidates should apply through the San Francisco match with application, photo, transcript, USMLE/COMLEX transcripts, personal statement, and three letters of recommendation prior to the deadline.


December 1


January and February


Mindy C Franke, BS, C-TAGME
Educational Program Coordinator
The University of Virginia
Orthopaedic Surgery
PO Box 800159
Charlottesville, VA 22908
email: mcf3f@virginia.edu

434-243-0242 Fax


August 1, 2013 - July 31, 2014

Anuj Singla, MD Fellow 02 04 2014

Anuj Singla, MD
Spine Fellow

Dr. Singla came to us from Shriner's Hospital for Children, where he completed a Pediatric Spine fellowship program. He graduated medical school and completed orthopaedic residency in India before coming to the United States.



August 1, 2012 - July 31, 2013

Lauren Burke, MD

Lauren Matteini Burke, MD
Spine Fellow

Dr. Burke practices in private practice specializing in Spine medicine in Hartford, Connecticut.


August 1, 2011 - July 31, 2012

John D. McCormick, MD

John McCormick, MD
Spine Fellow

Dr. McCormick is in private practice specializing in Spine surgery in Savannah, Georgia.


August 1, 2010 - July 31, 2011

Woojin Cho, MD

Woojin Cho, MD
Spine Fellow

Dr. Cho is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in the Spine Division at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York.


August 1, 2009 - July 31, 2010

Matthew Eager, MD

Matthew Eager, MD
Spine Fellow

Dr. Eager is practicing Spine Orthopaedics in a private practice group in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.


August 1, 2008 - July 31, 2009

John M. Hicks, MD

John Hicks, MD
Spine Fellow

Private Practice specializing in Spine Blue Ridge Bone & Joint in Hendersonville, North Carolina.