AO Spine North America fellows portal
Welcome to becoming an AO Spine North America (AO SNA) Fellow!
I am proud to be elected as Chair of the AO SNA Fellowship Committee and serve along with a number of dedicated volunteer spine surgeons working to provide you with a solid foundation for your spine surgical training as you embark on a fulfilling career in spine surgery.
We do this by connecting you with your orthopedic and neurosurgical colleagues to share experiences and knowledge in a surgical spine practice, focusing on areas which will enhance your fellowship and residency training, and create a platform for cogent discussion and debate.
Fellows Cadaver Course 2022
September 29 – October 1 2022
Las Vegas, Nevada
Fellows Forum 2023
March 29 – April 1 2023
Banff, Alberta, Canada
Registration not yet available
AO Spine NA 2022 Course Calendar
View a full list of upcoming AO Spine NA educational events
Other relevant dates
|Fellows Webinar*||Sep 13, 2022||Online||-|
|Fellows Webinar*||Oct 11, 2022||Online||-|
|AO SNA Booth at NASS Meeting||Oct 12-15, 2022
|AO SNA Member Reception at NASS Meeting
||Oct 14, 2022
|Fellows Webinar*||Nov 08, 2022||Online||-|
|Fellows Webinar*||Jan 10, 2023||Online||-|
|Fellows Forum Abstract submission deadline||Jan 31, 2023||Online||-|
||Feb 07, 2023||Online||-|
||Apr 11, 2023||Online||-|
|Fellows Webinar*||May 02, 2023||Online||-|
*Each year, the AO SNA fellowship committee organizes a series of online lectures developed just for AO SNA fellows.
Registration is automatic and session information will be provided via email. Webinars run from 8:00 - 9:00 PM Eastern Time.
Funding awards and opportunities
Young Investigator Research Grant Award
Funding for surgeons early in their career interested in performing high-quality, clinically-relevant spinal or spinal cord research.
AO Spine research (international)
Explore research opportunities available to global AO Spine community
AO Spine Global Spine Diploma Exam
Take the formal assessment of competencies required to manage patients with spinal disorders
AO Spine NA fellowship committee
Joseph Cheng, MD, MS
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Brett A. Freedman, MD
W. Bradley Jacobs, MD, FRCSC
Eric Klineberg, MD, MS, FAAOS
University of California-Davis
Samuel K. Cho, MD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Jeffrey Paul Mullin, MD, MBA
University of New York at Buffalo