The fellowship provides a broad range of training and exposure to spine, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular and sports medicine including advanced interventional spine procedures and the most advanced diagnostic and interventional ultrasound techniques.
Marko Bodor MD has taught diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound at multiple courses and conferences including AAPMR, AANEM, AAPM, ASRA, ISURA and FESSH since 2002. Dr. Bodor taught and mentored many of those who are currently teaching ultrasound at PMR residency programs. Research is encouraged and supported by the 501(c)(3) non-profit Napa Medical Research Foundation. Most of our fellows have gone on to private practice and become partners at large orthopedic and PMR practices. Two fellows have gone on to academic medicine, one at Stanford and the other at Harvard. Some work at Kaiser Permanente, while others do purely regenerative medicine, one at iOrthoBiologix in Charlotte, North Carolina and another at Healthlink in San Rafael, California.
Interventional spine procedures performed during the fellowship include cervical, thoracic and lumbar facet injections, medial branch blocks, epidural injections, radiofrequency neurotomy, discography and intradiscal PRP and BMAC injections. Diagnostic ultrasonography includes all regions covered in Ultrasonography of the Musculoskeletal System, Bianchi & Martinoli and is performed using the same advanced ultrasound imaging equipment (Philips iU-22). Interventional ultrasound procedures taught include all those described in Atlas of Ultrasound Guided Procedures in Pain Management, editor Narouze, Atlas of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound-Guided Injections, editors Malanga and Mautner, as well as ultrasound-guided surgery, including carpal tunnel release, fasciotomy for exertional compartment syndrome and tenotomy for contracture.
We are accepting applications for the 2020-2021 year. Prerequisites for the fellowship are enrollment and anticipated completion of an ACGME physical medicine and rehabilitation residency. Interested applicants should send a CV, recent photo, personal statement (optional) and 2 letters of recommendation to Joy Ortstadt at firstname.lastname@example.org.