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San Diego Spine Fellowship Program

San Diego Spine Fellowship Program
4130 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite 300
La Jolla, CA 92037
Tel: (858) 554-7988
Fax: (858) 678-0007
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Current Faculty


Behrooz A. Akbarnia, M.D.
Director Emeritus
Robert K. Eastlack, M.D.
Gregory M. Mundis, Jr., M.D.
Ramin Bagheri, M.D. James D. Bruffey, M.D.     
Past Faculty
Richard E. Manos, M.D.
Vert Mooney, M.D.
Apr 27, 1931 - Oct 13, 2009
Bruce E. van Dam, M.D.
R. Shay Bess, M.D.


Program Locations: San Diego Center for Spinal Disorders
Scripps Green Hospital
Program Description

The spine fellowship is designed to provide the orthopaedic surgeon who has completed an orthopaedic residency, with comprehensive exposure to the diagnosis and treatment of all aspects of spinal disorders.  Surgical procedures include anterior, posterior and minimally invasive techniques.  Individuals completing the fellowship will have comprehensive exposure to pediatric and adult patient populations. 

All participating surgeons in the program are nationally recognized specialists in both non-operative and operative spine care. Fellows will participate in outpatient and inpatient care.  The Fellow is given increasing responsibility throughout the year based on individual achievements.  Clinical and basic science research projects are ongoing. Fellows are expected to complete at least one major research project of publishable quality within the year. 

For more information regarding the Clinical Fellowship Program description or to learn how to apply, click here.


Pat Kostial, RN, BSN
Fellowship Coordinator
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