About the Program

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai offers a unique opportunity to receive fellowship training in Sports Medicine and Interventional Spine. The program is the only ACGME accredited Sports Medicine Program in a Rehabilitation Training Program in the Tri-State area. The goal of the fellowship is to train broadly competent, non-operative specialists in the evaluation and management of the full spectrum of spine and sports-related disorders. The unique integration of non-operative and surgical specialists within Mount Sinai provides fellows the opportunity to develop outstanding clinical skills grounded in an evidence based framework. Scholarly activity is encouraged and expected.

The fellowship offers comprehensive training, including interventional pain management procedures of the spine and limbs, sports medicine, ultrasound guided procedures, EMG, and general musculoskeletal care. Fellows go to a weekly musculoskeletal/sports clinic and also participate in the World Trade Center Health Effects and Treatment Program. 

Spinal interventions include cervical, thoracic, and lumbosacral procedures, including transforaminal and interlaminar epidural steroid injections, medial branch blocks, radiofrequency ablation, discograms, sacroiliac joint injections, and spinal cord stimulators. Other office procedures include joint injections, bursal injections, trigger point injections, PRP, prolotherapy, ultrasound guided procedures, and viscosupplementation.

There are training opportunities available to cover professional and amateur sporting events, such as USA Boxing, professional boxing, NYC Marathon and other road runner events, collegiate athletics. 

This fellowship is directly affiliated with The Mount Sinai Health System residency training program. This offers fellows the opportunity to attend the program's didactic lecture series and grand rounds, as well as other specialty grand rounds, including orthopedic and neurosurgery.

This is a strong academic program. Fellows will have an integral role in education thru interactions with residents and medical students, and by contributing to and organizing aspects of the regular didactic program, spine conference, sports medicine conference, and cadaver lab sessions.

This one-year fellowship begins each year on July 1. There is a stipend. Fellows must have a New York Medical License and be Board Certified or Board Eligible in PM&R before beginning the fellowship.

Contact Us

Natalie Benjamin
Residency & Fellowship Program Coordinator
Tel: 212-824-8361
Fax: 212-348-5901
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One Gustave L. Levy Place
Box 1240
New York, NY 10029