University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Spinal Cord Injury

Craig Hospital & CU PM&R

 Craig Hospital and the University of Colorado Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation offer a fellowship opportunity in the field of spinal cord injury medicine, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

The spinal cord injury fellow will participate in inpatient care, outpatient clinics and research related to spinal cord injuries in a world-renowned environment dedicated to neurorehabilitation.

The majority of the 12-month fellowship experience will be spent at Craig Hospital, a 93-bed center for specialty rehabilitation and research for people with spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury. The fellowship will also include the opportunity to work with acute spinal cord injuries in the ICU of a level 1 trauma center and a variety of outpatient experiences involved in the lifetime care of individuals with spinal cord injuries.

Craig Hospital is designated by the National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation and Research (NIDRR) as a Model System Center for spinal cord injury and is home to an active research department currently conducting a wide variety of ongoing studies.

Visit the University of Colorado Graduate Medical Education Program and eligibility requirements for further information.

All faculty are board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, as well as Spinal Cord Injury Medicine. Dr. Maerz is also board certified in Brain Injury Medicine. Refer to the links for a bio of each faculty member.

Find all Craig Medical Staff (click on their name for more information)

William Scelza, MD, Program Director
Jeffrey Berliner, DO, Assistant Program Director
Morgan Brubaker, DO
Mark Johansen, MD
Margaret Jones, MD
Gary Maerz, MD

Interested candidates should email Jeni Exley, Program Coordinator, at or call her for further information at 303-789-8432.  

Applications are accepted beginning in March of each year for the following academic year’s fellowship. Applications, along with all requested documents/references must be submitted to the program no later than July 31 of each year.  Email the program coordinator (see contact information tab)  for any exceptions to these dates. 

One universal application is used for all SCI Medicine fellowships and can be found on the ASCIP (Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals, Inc.) website under the Fellowship tab.

All applicants must be registered with The Match program (National Resident Matching Program) to be considered.

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