Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Fellowship

The MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, in conjunction with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is please to announce the ACGME accreditation of our new Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Fellowship.  We are currently accepting post match applicants for 2016 and we will be participating in this years match for the July 2017.  

Fellows in the Spinal Cord Medicine program at MedStar GUH/NRH will be exposed to the broad spectrum of clinical management of spinal cord injury, including acute trauma and neuro-surgical management, acute rehabilitation, and long-term sustaining care provided at the Washington, DC training sites.  At the end of their training, the SCI Fellow should be:

  • Proficient in all aspects related to acute and chronic spinal cord injury medicine including diagnosis and management of neurogenic bladder and bowel, sexuality and fertility, spasticity, pressure ulcers, pain and other pertinent SCI secondary complications.
  • Competent in clinical decision making regarding rehabilitative aspects of SCI care including but not limited to functional goals and outcomes for self-care, vocational and avocational activities based on neurological level, extent of injury and time since injury.
  • Proficient in demonstrating acquired leadership expertise in an interdisciplinary environment.
  • Demonstrate professionalism during personal interaction with other physicians, students, paramedical personnel, patients, and their families. 
  • Proficient in research in the field of spinal cord injury.
  • Able to identify the unique needs and issues of children and adolescents with spinal cord injury.

The program will consist of one year with the following clinical rotations and continuity clinic:

  • Four months of Inpatient Spinal Cord Injury including one month of TBI and Vent management in the ICU or LTACH with intensivist and pulmonologist.
  • Four months of outpatient SCIM rotations including pediatric, patient centered medical home clinic with urology, plastic surgery and PM&R.
  • One month of consult at a tertiary hospital.
  • One month of research.
  • One month of quality and safety.
  • One month of SCIM elective.


For more information contact:

Sharon R. Canty-Williams,Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: (202) 877-1860
Fax: (202) 877-1855