Interventional Spine & Musculoskeletal Medicine Fellowship – NASS Recognized

International Spine, Pain & Performance Center/National Rehabilitation Hospital Fellowship provides a unique opportunity to receive spine, pain medicine and musculoskeletal medicine graduate training through our fellowship program.

The International Spine, Pain & Performance Center (ISPPC) is an integrated, interdisciplinary practice including Physiatrists, Anesthesiologists, Physical Therapists, Nutritionists and Behavioral Health providers.

The National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) is ranked as one of the top Rehabilitation Hospitals in the United States. NRH hosts a number of additional fellowship training programs including traumatic brain injury, cancer rehabilitation and sports medicine.

Our fellows are trained comprehensively - we focus not only on procedural techniques including fluoroscopically and ultrasound-guided, but also on diagnostics, physical examination, spine and overall wellness, radiographic interpretation, pharmacologic therapies and more. Fellows have opportunities to work with sports medicine, radiology, metabolic bone disease, physical therapy and integrative medicine.

The goals of the fellowship are:

  • To train the next generation of musculoskeletal pain and spine specialists.
  • To educate fellows in the full spectrum of care.
  • To contribute to the continued development of clinical research in these areas.


Fluoroscopically Guided Procedures Include:

  • Intra-articular Facet Joint Injections (Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar (C-T-L))
  • Medial Branch Blocks (C-T-L)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation of the Medical Branch Nerves (C-T-L and SI)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation of the Knee and Hip
  • Epidural Steroid Injections (Caudal, C-T-L Interlaminar, and C-T-L Transforaminal)
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections
  • Intra-Articular Hip Joint Injections
  • Piriformis Injections
  • Trigeminal Nerve Blocks and Ablation
  • Vertebral Body Augmentation (Vertebroplasty/Kyphoplasty/Sacroplasty)
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation (Trial & Implant)
  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery (Trial & Implant)
  • Interspinous Spacers
  • Prolotherapy
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma
  • Bone Marrow Concentrate

Ultrasound-guided Interventions Include:

  • Peripheral Joint Injections
  • Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  • Prolotherapy
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma
  • Bone Marrow Concentrate
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Tendon/Ligament Injections

Scholarly activity is required. Fellows are active participants in clinical research and writing. Fellows participate in weekly grand rounds and salient lectures at NRH, pain and spine research meetings, and cadaver workshops. Fellows are also involved with resident and medical student education.

Physicians who are in good standing in a clinical American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation are eligible to apply. Start dates are typically July-August 1. Applicants should submit their CV, USMLE scores and 2 letters of reference to:

Previous Fellows:
Dr. Giuseppe Amore, 2021
Dr. Ryan Aschenbrener, 2022
Dr. Parth Vyasa, 2023

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