SCI Fellowship

Candidates applying to spinal cord injury fellowships participate in the NRMP Match. The NRMP Match occurs in the fall of each year, and fellowship positions typically begin the following July. ACGME-approved SCI Fellowships do not participate in ERAS for the application process. Instead, there is a common application that is used for applicants. You can download this application here or by contacting any of the programs. If you have questions about the process, you can contact Jelena Svircev MD at or Amanda Harrington MD at for further details.

Download the 2024 application here

The 2024 application will be posted in coming weeks.


  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine fellowship is one year in length
  • Certification in SCI medicine is offered to diplomats of all ABMS member boards, particularly from specialties directly related to the care of persons with spinal cord injury whose diplomats wish to be certified in SCI medicine (e.g. anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, neurology, neurological surgery, orthopedic surgery, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, plastic surgery, and urology).
  • Exceptional applicants from non-ACGME residency programs may be approved to complete a spinal cord injury fellowship, however only applicants that have completed an approved ACGME residency are eligible for board certification in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine through the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Due to funding limitations, some programs are not able to accept applicants ineligible to sit for SCIM Boards through the ABPMR. Contact individual programs for specifics related to application eligibility.


  • For applicants interested in fellowship positions starting July 2025, please complete the common application and submit to programs individually. The application window generally runs from April to August. 
  • Suggested submission window for application: April 1, 2024 - August 15, 2024
  • Match Opens: August 7, 2024
  • Ranking Opens: September 4, 2024
  • Ranking Closes: October 9, 2024
  • Match Day: October 23, 2024

It is highly recommended to submit on or before August 15th to give adequate time for programs to review your application and arrange for an interview. Interviews may be conducted from late spring through early fall depending on program preference. After the MATCH has concluded for the year, programs may have open fellowship positions that can be filled outside of the NRMP MATCH. Please contact programs directly to inquire about open fellowship positions.


More information on Fellowships in SCI Medicine is available here.


Baylor College of Medicine Program 3454813021
Baylor College of Medicine, McNair Campus
H. Ben Taub Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Education
7200 Cambridge St, Suite 10C
Houston, TX 77030
Director: Felicia Skelton, MDMS: Assistant Director; Sally A, Holmes, MD
Contact Information: Phone: 713-798-3518; Fax: 713-798-7259;
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Carolinas Medical Center Program 3453634001
1100 Blythe Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28205
Director: William L. Bockenek, MD

Associate Program Director: Michael Ortiz, MD

Contact Information:

Please send application materials to program coordinator: Sandra Watson

Contact information: 704-355-4406

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Case Western Reserve University Program (MetroHealth) 3453813024
CWRU/MetroHealth Medical Center
Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
4229 Pearl Road
Cleveland OH 44109
Director: James Wilson, DO

Program Coordinator: Sabrina Perkins;
Contact Information: Phone: 216-778-7563;
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Emory University School of Medicine/Shepherd Center Program 3451234001
Shepherd Center
2020 Peachtree Road, NW
Atlanta GA 30309
Director: Wesley Chay, MD
Contact Information: Phone: 404-350-3074;
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Harvard Medical School/Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital 3452421002
Harvard Medical School / VA Boston Health Care System
1400 VFW Parkway
SCI Service (128)
West Roxbury MA 02132
Director: Sunil Sabharwal, MD
Contact Information: Phone: 857-203-6574; Fax: 857-203-5553;
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Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Program 3453512015
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Box 1240
One Gustave L Levy Place
New York NY 10029
Director: Vincent Huang, MD
Program Coordinator: Gloria Buono-daly
Contact Information: Phone: 212-824-8399; Fax: 212-348-5901; and
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Johns Hopkins University Program 3452321026
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Kennedy Krieger Institute
801 North Broadway, 4th Floor
Baltimore MD 21205
Director: Philippines G. Cabahug, MD
Program Coordinator: Yvonne Jackson; Phone: 443-923-9227; Fax: 443-923-9540;
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McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Program 3451612020
The Shirley Ryan Ability Lab
355 E Erie St.
Chicago IL 60611
Director: Ki H. Kim, MD
Associate Program Director:  Allison Kessler Vear
Program Coordinator: Jamielee Byrne
Contact Information: Phone: 312-238-2870; Fax: 312-238-1219
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Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals Program 3455613013
Milwaukee Zablocki VA Medical Center/ Froedtert Hospital
8701 W. Watertown Plank Rd. PM&R Hub
Milwaukee WI 53226
Director: Chris White, MD
Contact Information:
Sue Abrahms, Program Coordinator: (414) 955-1925;
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Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center – Program 3454134018
Penn State Hershey Medical Center
500 University Drive
P.O. Box 850
Hershey, PA 17033-0850
Director: Michael Kryger, MD, MS
Coordinator: Michelle Osterlund
Contact Information: Phone: (717) 531-0003 ext. 282045 or
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Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Program 3453321003
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
183 South Orange Ave
Newark, NJ 07103
Director: Steve Kirshblum, MD
Co-Director: Jeremiah Nieves, MD
Contact Information: Phone: 973-972-3606; Fax: 973-972-0918; or
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Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University / TJUH Program 3454134019
Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Fellowship
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
25 S. 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Director: Kristin Gustafson, DO
Program Coordinator: Patricia A. Williams
Contact Information: Phone: 215-955-6585; Fax: 215-955-2311
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Stanford University Program 3450521007
Stanford University School of Medicine/VA Palo Alto Health Care System
3801 Miranda Avenue
SCI/D Service (128)
Palo Alto CA 94304
Director: Doug Ota, MD
Please direct program inquiries to program coordinator:  Phung “Michelle” Trinh
Contact information: 650-493-5000 ext 66449; cell 650-704-9612,
Alternate contact:  Jenny Kiratli,

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SUNY Upstate Medical University Program 3453534016
Syracuse VA Medical Center
Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Fellowship
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210-2375
Director: Steven W. Brose, D.O.
Associate Program Director: Katie Gibbs, DO
Contact Information: Phone: (315) 464-8672 Fax: (315) 464-8674
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University of California (UC Irvine) Program 3450521014
University of California at Irvine
101 The City Drive South, Building 53, Room 310C
Orange, CA 92868
Director: Lily K Chen, DO
Coordinator: Susie Downing
Contact Information: Phone: 714-456-6444; Fax: 714-456-6557;
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Completed application materials should be sent to the program coordinator.
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University of Colorado School of Medicine Program 3450734001
Spinal Cord Injury Fellowship Program
CNS Medical Group, PC at Craig Hosptial
3425 S Clarkson St
Englewood CO 80113
Director: William M Scelza, MD

Associate Program Director: Margaret Jones, MD
Contact Information: Phone: 303-789-8220; Fax: 303-789-8470;
Program Coordinator: Jeni Exley. Contact:
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University of Louisville School of Medicine Program 3452034001
Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Frazier Rehab Institute
220 Abraham Flexner Way, Room 1531
Louisville, KY 40202
Director: Camilo Castillo, MD
Fellowship Coordinator: Patti J. Hayden, C-TAGME
Contact Information: Phone: 502-588-4707; Fax: 502-407-3253;
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University of Miami / Jackson Health System 3451121018
University of Miami School of Medicine
PO Box 016960 (C-206)
Miami FL 33101
Director: Jasmine Martinez-Barrizonte, DO
Contact Information: Phone: 305-575-7000, ext 6450; Fax: 305-575-3161;
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University of Michigan Program 3452532023
University of Michigan SCIM
325 E Eisenhower
Suite 200
Ann Arbor MI 48108-5744
Director: Gianna M Rodriguez, MD
Program Coordinator: Jamie Saiberlich; Contact Information: Phone: 734-615-7622;
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University of Minnesota/Minneapolis VA SCI/D Center Program 3452634001
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
420 Delaware St SE
MMC 297
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
Director: Mandy DeRasmi, DO
Please send application materials to Program Coordinator: Lindsey Christ. Contact information:
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University of South Florida Morsani (James A Haley Veterans Hospital) Program 3451121016
University of South Florida
13000 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
RMS 117
Tampa FL 33612
Director: Kevin T White, MD
Contact Information: Shereena Farrington Phone: 813-974-4142;
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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston McGovern Medical School Program 3454821009
1331 Moursund Ave, Suite H-114
Houston TX 77030
Director: Isaac Hernandez, MD; Associate Director: Matthew Davis, MD
Contact Information: Phone: 713-797-7429; Fax: 713-500-0590;
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University of Utah Program – 3454934001
30 North 1900 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Director: Jeffrey Rosenbluth, MD
Coordinator: Charis Wren
Contact Information: Phone 801-587-5458; Fax 801-587-5482;
Application materials can be submitted to
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University of Washington Program 3455421006
University of Washington School of Medicine
Department of Veteran Affairs- Puget Sound Health Care System
1660 South Columbian Way- SCI128
Seattle WA 98108
Director: Jelena N Svircev, MD
Contact Information: Phone: 206-277-4381; Fax: 206-764-2799;
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UPMC Medical Education Program 3454113017
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
3471 Fifth Ave, Kaufmann Medical Building, Suite 910
Pittsburgh PA 15213
Program Director: Amanda L Harrington, MD;
Program Coordinator: Wendell Robinson
Contact Information: Phone: 412-232-8949; Fax: 412-232-7325
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Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Program3455121004
Central Virginia VA Medical Center
1201 Broad Rock Boulevard
Richmond VA 23249
Program Director:Sean McAvoy, MD. Phone: 804-675-5000 ext 6227
Associate Program Director:Lance L Goetz, MD. Phone: 804-675-5455 or 804-675-5000 ext 2475; Fax: 804-675-5223;
Primary Contact: SCIM Fellowship Coordinator: Sharon Mann, Senior Education Administrator, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, VCU Health. Phone: 804-828-8693,
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