The Centeno-Schultz Interventional Orthopedic Fellowships
What is Interventional Orthopedics?
We believe that due to advances in regenerative medicine, the rapid evolution in interventional cardiology that happened in the 1980-90s to today will happen in orthopedic care. In the 1980s, most major heart problems were treated with CABG. However a quiet revolution took place that changed the status quo. Cardiologists began experimenting with percutaneous angioplasty. With every passing year from the 1980′s through the 1990′s, fewer and fewer patients needed open heart surgery and a new medical specialty was born – interventional cardiology. As time went by, more and more surgical procedures were switched to percutaneous. We believe the same thing is happening in orthopedic care with interventional orthopedics replacing more and more surgical procedures through the use of various platelet, cytokine, and growth factor treatments as well as stem cells. We also believe that an interventional orthopedics expert needs to be able to place a needle and regenerative therapeutics everywhere from the C0-C1 facet joint to the ankle TT joint or in any accessible tendon or ligament under fluroroscopic or ultrasound guidance. In summary, our fellowships are the best of an interventional spine fellowship combined with the best of a sports fellowship, but focused on the future by providing extensive experience in PRP and stem cell treatment.
Interventional Orthopedics Traditional Fellowship
The traditional fellowship being offered by the Centeno-Schultz Clinic (CSC) in Interventional Orthopedics and Regenerative Medicine is 12 months long, beginning July 2017-July 2018 with the final selections made by September 15th, 2016. The fellowship year will be broken up as follows:
- 60% Clinical Care with a focus on the use of various percutaneous stem cell and platelet technologies in regenerative medicine.
- 40% Research-The fellow must complete a research project under CSC supervision and submit same for publication by June 2018. This includes interaction with the on-site stem cell research lab.
Qualifications: Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Anesthesiology Pain Medicine or Family Practice, Sports Medicine. The applicant must have basic spine, fluoroscopy and MSK ultrasound skills mastered. Prior regenerative medicine experience (simple regenerative techniques such as PRP or prolotherapy) is helpful. At least 100 proctored interventional spine cases under fluoroscopic guidance would be helpful.
Job Prospect: The applicant may or may not be offered a position as a staff physician at CSC after completion of the fellowship, depending on performance in the fellowship and the needs of the clinic. Other job opportunities in other parts of the country within the Regenexx network are also available.
Benefits: 401K, medical, dental, vision and an annual luxury health club membership included
Location: Denver/Boulder, Colorado
Interventional Orthopedics Mini-Fellowship and Job Opportunities
Regenexx is seeking applicants for an established Interventional Orthopedics mini-fellowship now for the 2016–2017 year. This mini-fellowship program is expected to begin October 1, 2016, with open enrollment. This mini-fellowship opportunity is 3 full months and offers a unique experience with an opportunity of employment at a Regenexx-owned clinic after the completion of training. The fellowship is 40 hours a week clinical. Compensation is $24,000K for the 3 months, which includes housing. We can offer training and proctoring in:
- Interventional spine including transforaminal epidurals, facet injections, medial branch and nerve blocks in all areas of the spine (cervical, thoracic, and lumbosacral). This includes high upper cervical injections (C0-C-2).
- Interventional peripheral joint, tendons, ligaments and nerve injections under MSK Ultrasound or fluoroscopy guidance. Full musculoskeletal exam training with diagnostic ultrasound.
Applicants should have basic training in needle guidance via ultrasound and fluoroscopy and have successfully completed a PMR residency program or similar.
To apply or for further information, please contact Micah Zackroff at [email protected] or complete the form below: