Neurosurgery Fellowship

Each year, we welcome a new cohort of physicians into our competitive, world-class Spine Fellowship. The heart of our department's mission is to provide exceptional, uncompromised patient care for all New Mexicans. There is no case we can't handle—and you'll train in the center of it all.

What to Expect in Your Fellowship

From day one, you will become an integral part of the neurosurgery clinical team. During your one-year, non-ACGME Spine Fellowship, you will see patients through from diagnosis to surgery to adjuvant care under faculty supervision.

All clinical training is conducted at UNM Hospital, the only academic medical center in New Mexico.

You will participate in off-cycle rotations and serve as an attending physician. You'll have ample opportunities to share your expertise as a mentor to medical students and residents through their rotations.

Endoscopic Spine Surgery

The UNM Spine Fellowship includes extensive endoscopic spine training. We are one of just a handful of programs to offer this in addition to tumor, traumatic, and elective degenerative spine surgical training.

We are one of just a handful of programs in the U.S. to offer endoscopic spine surgery training in addition to tumor, traumatic and elective degenerative spine procedures.

Dr. Meic Schmidt, Chairman of the UNM Department of Neurosurgery

Unmatched Clinical Experiences

Here, you will experience the full spectrum of neurosurgical complexities, from severe brain trauma to pediatric spinal tumors. As the only Level 1 Trauma Center and Primary Stroke Center in New Mexico, UNM is a tertiary referral hub for complex neurosurgical needs.

You will serve patients alongside clinical experts in our neurointensive care unit, as well as our pediatric neurosurgery center.

Patient-Centric Neurosurgical Care

Explore the neurosurgical services we provide for children and adults from throughout the Southwest.