ONESpine Fellows & Residents Course


AUGUST 14-16, 2015

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Course Objectives

The ONE Spine Course is specifically designed for orthopedic fellows and senior neurosurgical residents who are going to practice spinal surgery. The course will cover the latest advances in complex spinal disorders such as minimally invasive techniques, trauma, deformity, tumors, infection, imaging as well as radiosurgery. We will also cover topics such as practice management, coding, and medical legal topics related to the practice of spinal surgery. The main objectives of the course are to bring orthopedic surgeons and neurological surgeons in training together to advance the art and science of modern spinal care.

The course covers the pathophysiology of subaxial cervical spine trauma; management of spinal cord injury, occipital cervical spine anatomy and pathophysiology, subaxial cervical spine anatomy, spinal cord monitoring advances, thoracic stabilization techniques and anatomy; cervicothoracic anatomy; management of thoracolumbar spine trauma; understanding the biological processes of arthrodesis; lateral approaches to the spine; posterior deformity correction; sacral and pelvic fixation; management of spinal tumors; understanding neuromonitoring changes; lumbar stabilization techniques; and anterior correction techniques and biomechanics of spine stabilization.

In addition to didactic sessions, this unique program incorporates hands-on cadaveric training in the Seattle Science Foundation Bioskills lab, case-based teaching that emphasizes faculty-fellow interactions. Since the transition into any fellowship can often be challenging for both trainee and mentor, we hope this course provides a useful starting point for this important phase of training.

Since the transition into any fellowship can often be challenging for both trainee and mentor,we hope this course provides a useful starting point for this important phase of training.

Intended Audience

The intended audience for this course includes orthopedic and neurosurgical fellows who are either in their last year of training or in a spine fellowship program. We will also consider surgeons in their first year of practice as well.

Registration and Housing

The registration fee for this workshop is being supported by educational grants from industry. 

For out-of-town attendees, we will provide lodging (room and tax) at The W Hotel for the nights of Thursday, August 14, Friday, August 15 and Saturday, August 16. In addition, the course will provide a travel stipend for the residents to travel to/from Seattle. Meals outside of course functions, uninvited guests and other miscellaneous expenses are not reimbursable and the responsibility of the attendee


Hyun W. Bae MD
Research Director
The Spine Institute
Los Angeles, CA

Jens R. Chapman MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Complex Spine Surgery
Swedish Neuroscience Institute
Seattle, WA

Stephen Monteith MD
Cerebrovascular Surgeon
Swedish Neuroscience Institute
Seattle, WA

David O. Okonkwo MD
Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery
University of Pittsburgh

D. Kojo Hamilton MD
Visiting Associate Professor
Residency Program Director
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Paul Anderson, MD, MS
Professor, Orthopedic Surgery
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
Madison, WI


Wellington Hsu MD
Clifford C. Raisbeck Distinguished Professor 
of Orthopaedic Surgery
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

 Charles A. Sansur MD
Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery
University of Maryland
Baltimore, MD

Tyler Koski, MD
Neurological Surgery
Northwestern Medical Group
Chicago, IL

Paul Santiago MD
Associate Professor
Neurosurgery & Orthopaedic Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine

Saint Louis, MO

John Kostuik MD
Professor Emeritus of Orthopaedics
Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Christopher I. Shaffrey MD
Professor, Neurosurgical Surgery
University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

Rod J. Oskouian Jr., MD
Spine Fellowship Director
Swedish Neuroscience Institute

Seattle, WA

Nicholas Theodore MD
Director, Neurotrama
Director, Neurosurgery Spine Program
Barrow Neurosurgical Associates

Phoenix, AZ

Ehud Mendel MD
Professor, Neurosurgical Surgery
Ohio State University
Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, OH

Juan S. Uribe MD
Complex & Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL



2015 Agenda & Faculty
• 2015 Course Brochure

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By submitting the registration below, I certify that I am beginning my fourth year Neurosurgical Residency/Fellowship on or before July 1, 2015, and that my program director has approved my registration for this course.

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