The University of Calgary, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Spine Section and Pediatric Section are pleased to offer a 1-year comprehensive Paediatric Spine Surgery Fellowship based at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Alberta Children’s Hospital provides tertiary and quaternary care dedicated to pediatric spine surgery patients and their families. Musculoskeletal clinics are held from Mondays to Fridays and include dedicated spine clinics. On average, 35,000 children per year attend our multidisciplinary orthopaedic clinics and over 1,000 orthopaedic operative procedures are performed each year. Our dedicated spine team have successfully managed spinal problems of diverse etiologies in all paediatric age groups, including scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolisthesis and thoracic insufficiency syndrome. Our team’s mission and vision is to provide our patients and their families with the highest quality of care according to current evidence, and to advance current evidence by fostering research and education.
Criteria for Application
Candidates must have completed their residency training in orthopaedic surgery prior to their proposed fellowship start date. This must have been equivalent to current Canadian standards and must have occurred at an internationally recognized academic institution. Candidates with demonstrated research experience/interest will be given preference. Graduates of Canadian programs and self-funded candidates will be given preference.
Goals and Duties of the Fellow
Fellows will be expected to:
- Participate in weekly specialty clinics and to provide evaluation, work-up and management pertaining to spine deformity patients.
- Participate in resident, medical student and as well as patient, their families and ancillary personnel education and teaching.
- Present quality assurance rounds of pre- and post-operative cases (once a month).
- Participate in all spine (or related) surgeries, developing competencies in preoperative planning, surgical management and post operative care.
- Develop leadership and research skills.
Fellows will be expected to develop and to complete a research proposal/project for presentation and publication in the peer reviewed literature within the fellowship year. Supervision will be provided by a multidisciplinary team of competent researchers.
Fellows will be expected to attend pertinent conferences to present their research. Funding for conferences will depend on the quality of the research project.
Financial Compensation will be determined in accordance with the Department of Surgery Fellowship Policies, Procedures and Guidelines.
Interested applicants are asked to forward a letter of intent, current curriculum vitae and three supportive letters of reference to Dr. Fabio Ferri-de-Barros.
For more information and application please contact:
Dr. Fábio Ferri-de-Barros, MD, MSc, FSBOT, FSBOP (Hon.), FRCSC, FCS (ECSA)
Pediatric Orthopaedics and Spine Surgeon
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
Paediatric Spine Fellowship Director c/o Tracy Burke
Office of Surgical Fellowship (OSF)
Department of Surgery
Foothills Medical Centre
Rm. 727, North Tower
1403 – 29th Street NW
Email: [email protected]
We are now accepting applications for 2021. Deadline for applications is December 1, 2019. Fellowship applications are accepted online