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Program Overview

Rush Medical College has a long-standing tradition of valuing and creating a productive and positive learning environment for its fellows – this environment is an institutional asset that is vital to carrying out our mission. The Orthopaedic program at Rush University Medical Center is ranked as one of the top 10 programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The scope of Rush's educational efforts provides the highest quality learning activities that lead to excellence in patient care.

  • ACGME accredited Spine Fellowship Program
  • One of the top 4 Spine Fellowship Programs in the USA
  • The Spine Center at Rush University Medical Center is home to renowned orthopedic surgeons
  • The Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR) Minimally Invasive Spine Institute is the first in Illinois’ health center exclusively dedicated to minimally invasive spine surgery and excellence in patient care
  • Award Winning Doctors and Mentors
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Program leadership

  • Howard S. An, MDDirector of Spine Fellowship

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  • Frank Phillips, M.D.Director of the Spine Surgery

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Honors & Accolades

  • Our Fellowship Director, Howard S. An, MD The Morton International Endowed Chair, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush Medical College..

  • The Spine Section Director, Frank M. Phillips, MD is a Leader in the field and is a founder, Board Member..

  • Kern Singh, MD Chairman of the Spine Committee, AAOS 2017 - 2020. Kern Singh, MD, Co - Director of The Minimally Invasive Spine Institute at Midwest..

  • Dr. Christopher DeWald was voted among the Top 10 - 15% of Top Doctors in America® by U.S.News..

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Program Conferences & Events

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Annual Gunnar B. Andersson,
MD Lectureship

Dr. Gunnar Andersson is the Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rush University. An annual lecture is held in his honor which began in 2011. Our honorary guest speakers have included:

Conferences: Wednesday AM: Orthopaedic Grand Rounds
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If you need to contact

If you are considering a fellowship in spine surgery, we hope you will consider our training program. For an application or additional information on the Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Spine Surgery Fellowship Program, please contact Adriana Ohl, MBA, Fellowship Coordinator at 312.563.6306 or by email at

The Orthopedic Building
Rush University Medical Center

1611 W. Harrison Street, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60612
Telephone Number(312) 563-6530

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