Spine Fellowship (Interventional)

This is a one-year PASSOR recognized, non-ACGME accredited fellowship. The purpose of this program is to supplement standard PM&R musculoskeletal training with spine focused exposure to advanced biomechanical evaluation, comprehensive multidisciplinary management, and advanced interventional treatment. Fellows work under the supervision of the Spine Program faculty in the comprehensive management of acute and chronic spine disorders. The Spine Program offers a stimulating academic environment that results in frequent interaction with other physiatrists, neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, physical and occupational therapists, pain psychologists, case managers, etc. The fellow will benefit from the full resources of the University of Michigan including a comprehensive didactic program and busy clinical services in a multidisciplinary setting. Fellows are required to participate in resident education and spine research.

Fellowship Resources and Benefits

This spine fellowship is not a PGY-5 position. Fellows selected for this program will be hired as junior faculty with the resources and benefits that affords. For more information about the faculty resources and benefits at the University of Michigan, please visit our HR website.

Work and Living Environment

Michigan Medicine is a renowned academic institution that is located in the heart of the charming and vibrant city of Ann Arbor which offers a plethora of wonderful opportunities for foodies, music lovers, art goers, outdoor enthusiasts, and sport fans alike.  For more details about life in Ann Arbor, check out our "Resident's/Fellow's Life" in Ann Arbor.


Applicants must be a PGY-4 PM&R resident in good standing or PM&R board certified/eligible.

Interested candidates should contact the program coordinator for application instructions:

Program Coordinator:

Melanie Devine
University of Michigan Health
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
325 E. Eisenhower Pkwy., Suite 200
Ann Arbor, MI  48108-5744
(734) 232-0912 - phone
(734) 615-1094 - fax
[email protected] 

Program Director:

John A. Yarjanian, DO
The Spine Program
325 E. Eisenhower Pkwy., Suite 200 
Ann Arbor, MI 48108-5744