The successful applicant will be appointed on the Clinical Scholar track with primary focus on practice, teaching and research in clinical neurosurgical spinal deformity surgery. Practice sites include the University of Minnesota Medical Center, its Ambulatory Surgical Center and outreach sites in the Fairview Health System. The Department supports a fully ACGME accredited residency training program in Neurological Surgery. In addition, it jointly supports a Fellowship in Spinal Deformity Surgery with the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. All faculty members participate in residency education.
Dr. Ann Parr’s laboratory investigates cellular therapies for restoration of spinal cord function. The University of Minnesota Medical School offers excellent opportunities for clinical and research collaboration with the Division of Orthopedic Spinal Surgery led by Dr. David Polly. The Institute for Engineering in Medicine supports the Center for Neuroengineering and the Medical Devices Center which are highly collaborative with medical school faculty. Also, Medtronic and many smaller biotechnology companies and an atmosphere conducive to innovative startup companies are located in Minneapolis, offering unparalleled opportunities for collaboration with the biotechnology industry.
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located in the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.
All applicants must submit application online.