Fellowships

Stanford PM&R offers several fellowships including spine, sports medicine, and spinal cord injury.

Spine Fellowships

The PM&R Interventional Spine Fellowship is based at The Stanford University Spine Center, a leading multidisciplinary center for the research and treatment of spine disorders. Fellows will gain exposure to a broad range of spine disorders and learn from a dynamic group of spine experts who are recognized leaders in their specialty fields.

The PM&R Spine Research Fellowship is located at The Stanford University Spine Center, a leading multidisciplinary center for research and treatment of spine disorders. We welcome our domestic and international colleagues to apply. This one-year research fellowship opportunity is available for individuals wanting to pursue an academic career in PM&R spine care. The fellow will gain valuable experience in areas of research, education, and clinical care from the fellowship director and from a diverse multispecialty group of academic spine faculty.

Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship

The Stanford University Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship (Stanford Hospital and Clinics) is based at The Stanford Sports Medicine Center. The fellowship provides PM&R physicians with additional training in the academic field of sports medicine. The fellow will have extensive exposure to the management of sports-related medical and orthopaedic injuries and ailments, including the specialty Runner's Clinic. The fellow will be exposed to the athletic experience and team coverage of elite NCAA and club sport athletes through regular clinics at the Stanford training room and student health center. The fellow will also have exposure in helping treat the disabled sports population at Palo Alto Veterans Hospital. Please contact our fellowship coordinator, Elizabeth Medina, by e-mail at elizabethmedina@stanford.edu or call 650-721-1446. 

Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Fellowship Program

Doug T. Ota, MD

SCI Fellowship Program Director

Chief, SCI/D Service VAPA HCS

The Stanford Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Fellowship Program is an ACGME accredited one-year program providing training and exposure to inpatient and outpatient care, didactic education and clinical research provided in an interdisciplinary setting.  The training is progressive in nature, initially with a guided milieu to an independent mode for completing skilled clinical responsibilities. The fellow will have the opportunity to become familiar with current medical management, research trends, and significant relevant literature relating to acute and chronic SCI/D at both VA and community hospitals including Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC), and Stanford. Two months are spent as a mixed rotation tailored to the unique interest of the fellow.  Individualized research will be arranged in consultation with the research director. The fellow will meet regularly with a physician preceptor or faculty member for each area (inpatient, outpatient, research). By the end of the program, the fellow should have a thorough understanding of the pathophysiology of acute and chronic SCI/D and various SCI/D syndromes. The fellow will have the ability to evaluate and diagnose all related conditions and complications and will gain proficiency in a spectrum of treatment modalities.  The goal of the fellowship program is to prepare the fellow to be a skilled clinician and a leader in the SCI/D community.

Please contact our fellowship coordinator, Antonieta Crow, by email at antonieta.crow@va.gov or call (650) 493-5000  - choose option 1, choose option 1 again, then enter extension 69581.

Our Fellows

After training at our fellowships, our fellows develop the skills to provide excellent care to patients in their fields. Our fellows are able to work anywhere in the country in the field that they are trained in.