Spine Fellowship

Our spine fellowship is associated with a strong track record of subsequent attainment of substantive posts in teaching hospitals around the world.

There are two spine fellowships available. The fellowships are split 50/50 between orthopaedics and neurosurgery and covers both subspecialties.

They give a broad exposure to all aspects of spinal surgery with a strong focus on trauma, degenerative pathology, paediatric and adult deformity. They include metastatic spinal cord compression surgery, spinal infections and intradural tumours. The spine fellowship is integrated with appropriate on call teams from both sub specialties for 24/7 coverage primarily at The Royal London Hospital but also across the Trust at Barts Health Orthopaedic Centre and Whipps Cross University Hospital.


What will you do as a fellow?

The fellow is responsible for the day-to-day running, scheduling and technical aspects of all areas of spinal surgery in preparation for becoming a spine consultant.

All fellows will aim to complete the following objectives at the end of their fellowship. They should be comfortable to complete all aspects of the following areas of surgery independently at the end of the fellowship.

  1. Spine trauma with focus on minimally invasive surgery
  2. Decompression surgery / discectomy
  3. Spinal on call responsibilities
  4. Understanding of clinical governance in the context of all aspects of spinal surgery
  5. Paediatric and adult spinal deformity


This is a competitive post. UK and International applicants are welcome.  Applicants require full GMC registration and are required to have completed their higher orthopaedic training programme.

Successful candidates will be expected to deal with the day to day running of the firm and will be expected to be able to operate on complex elective spine cases as well as complex trauma cases. There will often be overlap with the adult trauma team for polytrauma patients, especially for spino-pelvic trauma. Fellows should have a background of finishing projects, publishing research, running QI projects and enjoying teaching/mentoring junior members of the team.


Faculty Mr Montgomery, Mr Ranganathan, Mr Rocos, Mr Sedra, Mr Okafar, Mr Mangattil, Mr Aftab

Duration 12 months total

Fellowship positions 1

Salary NHS post-CCT fellow salary with London weighting; additional paid lists if desired

On-call commitment 1:10 (senior registrar tier)

Clinics per week 1-2

Operating sessions per week 3-4

Informal enquiries Mr Mangattil