Sports Medicine and Interventional Spine Fellowship - The Mount Sinai Hospital

The Sports Medicine and Interventional Spine Fellowship, part of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, is an accredited training program in Sports Medicine by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Our program is the only ACGME-accredited Physical Medicine Rehabilitation program in the New York City area.

Our goal is to train broadly competent, non-operative specialists who can evaluate and manage a full spectrum of sports-related disorders. Our program integrates training alongside nonoperative and surgical specialists, providing fellows the opportunity to develop outstanding clinical skills in an evidence-based framework. Scholarly activity is encouraged and expected.

This fellowship is directly affiliated with the Department’s 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. Fellows have an integral role in education through interactions with residents and medical students. As a fellow, you will contribute to and organize our regular didactic program, spine and sports medicine conferences, and cadaver lab sessions.

We offer fellows comprehensive training including interventional pain management procedures of the spine and limbs, sports medicine, ultrasound guided procedures, electromyography (EMG), and general musculoskeletal care. 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 fellows are trained to perform include joint injections, bursal injections, trigger point injections, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), prolotherapy, ultrasound guided procedures, and viscosupplementation.

Fellows participate in weekly musculoskeletal and sports clinics as well as the World Trade Center Health program. We also offer training opportunities covering professional and amateur sporting events such as USA Boxing, professional boxing, the NYC Marathon and other Road Runner events, and collegiate athletics. 

This fellowship is a yearlong program. Fellows must have a New York Medical License and be board certified or board eligible in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation before beginning the fellowship. All fellows receive a stipend for the duration of the program.

All applications should be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).  Foreign medical graduates should include a copy of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate and evidence of visa status with their applications. Potential applicants are not required to take an elective in the Department. We have committed all of our fellowship positions to the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).