Visiting Fellows - Past and Present

Visiting Fellows

(January-February 2013)
José O. Bruggemann Neto, M.D
Florianópolis, Brazil


Past Visiting Fellows

(June- December 2012)
Rodrigo Amaral M.D.
Sao Paulo - SP - Brazil

(March-June 2012)
Jonatas Fernandez, MD
Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil

(November, 2010)
Babak Sharifi, MD
Markham, ON, Canada

dos Santos
(January – June, 2010)
Ricardo Acácio dos Santos, M.D.
Instituto de Ortopedia e Traumatologia

Dr. Daniel Oliveira
Daniel Oliveira, M.D.
(April – June, 2008 Visiting Fellow)
Belo Horizonte Hospital
Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Dr. Juliano Lhamby
(April-September 2006)
Juliano Lhamby, M.D.
Santa Rita Hospital
Sao Paulo-Brazil

Dr. Lee M. Breakwell - visiting fellow at the San Diego Center for Spinal Disord
(February 2005 - May 2005)
Lee M. Breakwell, MB ChB MSc FRCS
Royal Orthopaedic Hospital
Birmingham , England , U.K.

Dr. Chatupon Chotigavanichaya
(November 2001 – March 2002)
Chatupon Chotigavanichaya, M.D.
Siriraj Hospital , Mahidol University
Bangkok , Thailand

Dr. Fukui Yasuyuki - visiting fellow at the San Diego Center for Spinal Disorder
(October 1994 - December 1994)
Yasuyuki Fukui, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Orthopaedics
Tokyo Senbai Hospital


More Information

The San Diego Spine Fellowship Program welcomes research fellows, international observers and fellows every year.  For more information, or, to apply for a fellowship or observership, please download application here



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