Medical Spine Fellowship
Fellowship program director: Shlomo S. Mandel, M.D.
Fellowship coordinator: Deborah Kaplan
The medical spine fellowship training program was created to educate physicians in the care and management of spine related disorders. It provides an opportunity for doctors interested in the spine to further their quest, while giving the abundance of patients with back pain, another option for treatment.
By focusing on a specific organ, the fellows will achieve a greater level of competence. Likewise, the fellow can dedicate all research resources to this area which should bring better understanding of disorders and pain in the spine. Finally, the fellow can play a pivotal role in the triage of patients who notoriously bounce aimlessly from one provider to another in this field.
The intellectual demands and growing public health needs for spine care, along with the unique medical group at Henry Ford make this a suitable environment for a fresh direction of training primary care physicians.
A message from the program director
For more than 20 years I have provided medical spine care to patients at Henry Ford Hospital.
The work, which covers well over 100,000 patient visits, has clearly demonstrated that physicians and patients alike benefit from this service.
My work was recognized by a grateful patient who appreciated the unique approach we were following and he has provided financial support for research and future fellow education.
Shlomo S. Mandel, M.D.