The University of Kansas Interventional Musculoskeletal and Spine program is a multidisciplinary fellowship focused on the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal and spine disorders. The fellow works with physiatrists, anesthesiologists, orthopedists and neurosurgeons in the 23,000-square-foot multidisciplinary Marc A. Asher Spine Center at The University of Kansas Health System. The fellowship provides the opportunity for a continuity clinic and the ability to add additional educational opportunities including sports coverage, intrathecal pumps and additional neuromodulation opportunities if the fellow is interested.
Historically, fellows graduate having performed over 2,000 fluoroscopic procedures and over 100 ultrasound procedures. The fellow actively participates in weekly didactics and journal clubs and is expected to graduate with published scholarly activity by the completion of fellowship. The fellow will assist in occasional educational opportunities for residents and medical students.
Fellows are expected to participate in research and scholarship throughout the fellowship. A research curriculum and infrastructure is provided to each fellow with the expectation of publication by the end of the year. He/she/they will hold a dual role as fellow and clinical instructor, which allows several benefits afforded to other attendings at The University of Kansas Health System. Fellows are expected to take general inpatient rehabilitation call on at least 18 weekends over the course of the year, for which they will be reimbursed.
View a complete description of interventional spine and musculoskeletal medicine fellowships (ISMM) and apply on-line.
Program Director: McCasey Smith, M.D., M.S.
Assistant Program Director: Raj Mitra, M.D.
April 1st of the preceding academic year
(ie. April 1, 2022 for fellowship start date of August 1, 2023)
One fellow will be chosen for the one-year non-ACGME fellowship training starting July 1 annually.
Applicants must have completed or are in their final year of training in an ACGME-accredited physical medicine and rehabilitation residency program. International medical graduates with equivalent qualifications and a valid ECFMG certificate are also eligible to apply.
How to Apply
View a complete description of interventional spine and musculoskeletal medicine fellowships (ISMM) and apply on-line. In addition to the application, candidates must submit a curriculum vitae, a one-page personal statement, and three letters of recommendation. One letter must be from the applicant's current residency program director, department chair, or current employment supervisor. Please contact Sara Petree at PMReducation@kumc.edu for any additional questions you may have.
About Kansas City
Sara Petree, Residency & Fellowship Coordinator
The University of Kansas Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Blvd., Mail Stop 1046
Kansas City, KS 66160