Fellowship Opportunities in Neurology and Neurosurgery

Complex Spine/Virginia Mason Production System Fellowship

The Neuroscience Institute at Virginia Mason offers a one-year fellowship opportunity for concentrated experience in complex spine surgery and the Virginia Mason Production System, focusing on clinical experience and academic output/publication. International applicants who are not U.S. citizens must be eligible for an H1-B visa or equivalent. Applicants with J1 visa status are ineligible for the fellowship. The fellowship curriculum includes goals in surgery, research and lean methodology.

Available to individuals who have completed residency in neurosurgery or orthopedic surgery with eligibility for a state license, this outstanding opportunity is one of several academic positions within the Neuroscience Institute and provides dedicated time to:

  1. Conduct research on the application of the "Virginia Mason Production System" to clinical processes
  2. Gain clinical experience in complex spinal surgery technique, in the "Seattle Spine Team" approach.

Supervision and mentoring are provided by Jean-Christophe Leveque, MD, and Rajiv Sethi, MD, Fellowship Co-Directors, and other faculty and Neuroscience Institute care team members, all experts in the treatment and research of spine and neurological disorders, including Farrokh Farrokhi, MD and Roby Ryan, MD.

The application periods for the 2020-2021 Complex Spine/Virginia Mason Production System Fellowship is now open. Application deadline: Nov. 1, 2018.
Application requires submission of TWO separate applications by the stated deadline:

  1. Submit an SFMatch Spine Surgery Fellowship Common Application and required accompanying materials to SFMatch via the SFMatch website; AND
  2. Submit a completed Complex Spine/Virginia Mason Production System Fellowship Application with a cover letter/goal statement addressing your detailed aims in research and in the application of the Virginia Mason Production System to clinical processes and complex spinal surgery to:

Jean-Christophe Leveque, MD, Complex Spine/Virginia Mason Production System Fellowship Director
Virginia Mason
1100 Ninth Ave.
P.O. Box 900
Mail Stop: X7-NEU
Seattle, WA 98111