27
Spine Centers
115
Applications
received from the region
70
Fellows Selected
for the Fellowship Program
Chairperson
YU LIANG
Rui Jin Hospital
Shanghai, China
01 Aug 2016 — 31 Jul 2019
Committee Member
MITCHELL HANSEN
John Hunter Hospitals
Newcastle, Australia
01 Nov 2017 — 31 Oct 2020
Committee Member
HAO LIU
West China Hospital, Sichuan University
Chengdu, China
01 Sep 2016 — 31 Aug 2019
Committee Member
YEN-JEN CHEN
China Medical University Hospital
Taichung, Taiwan
01 Nov 2017 — 31 Oct 2020
Committee Member
ARVIND KULKARNI
Bombay Hospital
Mumbai, India
01 Jan 2016 — 31 May 2019
Committee Member
NAOHISA MIYAKOSHI
Akita University
Akita, Japana
01 Jan 2016 — 31 Dec 2018
Committee Member
SEUNG-WON PARK
Chung-Ang Universtiy Hospital
Seoul, South Korea
01 Nov 2018 ― 31 Oct 2021
As the leading global academic community for innovative education, AOSpine invests heavily in the various forms of long- and short-term fellowship programs and observation opportunities. The Spine Centers & Fellowships Committee Meeting was held on 10 Mar 2018 in Tokyo, Japan.
Yu Liang
Chairperson
AOSAP Spine Centers & Fellowships Committee
A Look Back at 2018 - Chairperson of AOSAP Spine Centers & Fellowships
With the efforts and collaborations of AOSpine AP Team, AOSpine has reached a new height ever on his journey in the spine field. Thus, 2018 was a remarkable year for Fellowship and Spine Centers program. 115 applications were received from the region in total of which 70 candidates were awarded for the fellowship program. We will continue to provide more efforts and resources to both programs in 2019. Meanwhile, I am pleased to announce that the first spine center visit has been done with high scoring last September in New Delhi which will become a regular action of the committee to encourage the perfection of our 27 AOSpine AP spine centers. During 2018, we offered 30 National fellowship; 13 Regional fellowships; 27 International fellowships. The progress from the Spine Centers and Fellowships committee will certainly help to nurture the next generation of spine surgeons. Finally, I would like to welcome Sueng-Won Park from South Korea, who has joined as the new committee in November 2018.
AOSpine Asia Pacific
Spine Centers
Spine Center Burwood Spine Unit, Burwood Hospital, Christchurch
Christchurch 8083, New Zealand
Director Jeremy Evison
Website N/A
Most frequent pathologies Degeneration, Trauma, Tumor
Number of cases
- Number of cases per year 332
- Number of instrumented cases per year 280
Spine Center Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane
199 Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba, 4102 Brisbane, Australia
Director Richard Williams
Website https://metrosouth.health.qld.gov.au/princess-alexandra-hospital
Most frequent pathologies Degenerative Disease, Deformity, Trauma
Number of cases
- Number of cases per year 800 (2 clinical fellows)
- Number of instrumented cases per year 400
*AOSAP Spine Center status ended by end of 2018
Spine Center Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide
North Terrace, SA 5000 Adelaide, Australia
Director Brian Freeman
Website https://www.rah.sa.gov.au/
Spine Center Beijing Chaoyang Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing
8 Gong Ti Nan Road, 100020 Beijing, China
Director Yong Hai
Website www.bjcyh.com.cn
Most frequent pathologies Spinal Deformity (Children & Adult), Degenerative Disorders of Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine
Number of cases
- Number of cases per year 1,600
- Number of instrumented cases per year 1,300
Spine Center Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing
No. 49 North Garden Rd. , 100083 Beijing, China
Director Zhongjun Liu
Website http://puh3.net.cn/englishweb/index.shtml
Most frequent pathologies Craniovertebral Junction Surgery, Degenerative Cervical Spine, Cervical Deformity, Degenerative Lumbar Spine, Spine Tumor, Thoracolumbar Deformity
Number of cases
- Number of cases per year 9,583
- Number of instrumented cases per year 8,850
Spine Center Shanghai Changzheng Hospital, Shanghai
No.415 Fengyang Road, 200003 Shanghai, China
Director Wen Yuan
Website http://www.shczyy.com/front/shouye.aspx
Most frequent pathologies CSM, OPLL, Spinal Trauma, Spinal Stenosis
Number of cases
- Number of cases per year 7,500
- Number of instrumented cases per year 6,200
Spine Center Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital of Sun Yat-sen Uniersity, Guangzhou
107 Yan-Jiang West Road, 510120 Guangzhou, China
Director Dong-Sheng Huang
Website www.syshospital.com
Most frequent pathologies Spine Deformity, Degenerative Cervical and Lumbar Spinal Disorders, Spine Trauma, Spine Tumor
Number of cases
- Number of cases per year 1,000
- Number of instrumented cases per year 750
Spine Center West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu
No. 37 Guo Xue Road, 610041 Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Director Yueming Song
Website www.cd120.com
Most frequent pathologies Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy, Occipitocervical Deformity, Spinal Trauma, Adolesent Idiopathic Scoliosis, Adult Spinal Deformity (Scoliosis or Kyphosis), Degenerative Lumbar Disease, Spinal Tuberculosis
Number of cases
- Number of cases per year 2,600
- Number of instrumented cases per year 2,100
Spine Center Xijing Hospital, The Fourth Military Medical University, Xián
127 West Changle Road, 710032 Xi'an, ShaanXi, China
Director Zhuojing Luo
Website http://www.fmmu.edu.cn
Most frequent pathologies Degeneration (Cervical and Lumbar), Deformity (Scoliosis), Injury (Spine and Spinal Cord), Infection (TB)
Number of cases
- Number of cases per year 3,500
- Number of instrumented cases per year 2,800
Spine Center National University Hospital, Singapore
1E Kent Ridge Road, 119228 Singapore
Director Gabriel Liu
Website www.nuh.com.sg
Most frequent pathologies Paeds Adult Scoliosis, Deformity, Cervical and Lumbar Pathology and Spinal Metatastic
Number of cases
- Number of cases per year 800
- Number of instrumented cases per year 650
Spine Center Phramongkuthklao Army Hospital, Bangkok
315 Rajavithi Road, Rajthevee, Bangkok, Thailand
Director Warat Tassanawipas
Website http://www.pmk.ac.th
Most frequent pathologies AIS Scoliosis Correction, Degenerative Scoliosis, CSM, TL Fracture, MISS
Number of cases
- Number of cases per year 200 – 250
- Number of instrumented cases per year 200
Spine Center Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Professorial Block, 102 Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
Director Kenneth Cheung
Website http://ortho.hku.hk/services/spine-surgery
Most frequent pathologies Scoliosis (Paediatric and Adult), Degenerative (Cervical and Lumbar), Tumour (Primary and Metastatic)
Number of cases
- Number of cases per year 350 – 450
- Number of instrumented cases per year 300 – 400
Spine Center Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching
93586 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Director Chung Chek Wong
Website http://hus.moh.gov.my
Most frequent pathologies Degenerative Spine, Correction of Spine Deformity, Spine Trauma, Infections and Tumour
Number of cases
- Number of cases per year 350 – 400
- Number of instrumented cases per year 300
Spine Center Singapore General Hospital, SingHealth, Singapore
Outram Road, 169608 Singapore
Director John Chen
Website www.sgh.com.sg
Most frequent pathologies Trauma, Deformity, Degeneration
Number of cases
- Number of cases per year 500 – 600
- Number of instrumented cases per year 300 – 400
Spine Center Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi
Ponnakara PO, 686016 Kochi, India
Director Sajesh Menon
Website http://www.aimshospital.org
Most frequent pathologies Lumbar and Cervical Disc Degeneration, Deformities, Tumors
Number of cases
- Number of cases per year 750
- Number of instrumented cases per year 400
Spine Center Bombay Hospital & Medical Research Centre, Mumbai
New Marine Lines, 400020 Mumbai, India
Director Arvind Kulkarni
Website www.bombayhospital.com
Most frequent pathologies Deformity, Degeneration, Infection
Number of cases
- Number of cases per year 400
- Number of instrumented cases per year 200
Spine Center Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore
313 Mettupalayam Road, 641043 Coimbatore, India
Director Shanmuganathan Rajasekaran
Website www.gangahospital.com
Most frequent pathologies Traumatic Spinal Injuries, Degenerative Lumbar and Cervical Spine Surgeries, Spinal Infections Andpediatric Deformities
Number of cases
- Number of cases per year 2,734
- Number of instrumented cases per year 1,351
Spine Center Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, New Delhi
Sector-C, Vasant Kunj, 110070 New Delhi, India
Director Harvinder Chhabra
Website http://www.isiconline.org/
Most frequent pathologies TLIF - 1 Level, Nerve Root Block - 1 Level, Posterior Pedicle Screw Fixation - 2 Levels, Laminoforaminotomy - 1 Level
Number of cases
- Number of cases per year 1,970
- Number of instrumented cases per year 816
Spine Center Park Clinic, Kolkata
4, Gorky Terrace, 700017 Kolkata, India
Director Saumyajit Basu
Website http://www.parkclinickolkata.com
Most frequent pathologies Lumbar Degenerative Pathologies, Spinal Deformities, Cervical Degenerative Pathologies, Spinal Tumours
Number of cases
- Number of cases per year 1,000
- Number of instrumented cases per year 700
Spine Center Sakra World Hospital, Bangalore
Sy No. 52/2 and 52/3, Deverabeesanahalli, Varthur Hobli, Opposite Intel, Outer Ring Road, 560103 Bangalore, India
Director Satish Rudrappa
Website http://www.sakraworldhospital.com
Most frequent pathologies Degeneration, Trauma, Tumor
Number of cases
- Number of cases per year 243
- Number of instrumented cases per year 209
Spine Center Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi
Rajinder Nagar, 110060 New Delhi, India
Director Shankar Acharya
Website www.sgrh.com
Most frequent pathologies Degenerative, Trauma, Infective Spine, Deformity, Tumor
Number of cases
- Number of cases per year 1,000
- Number of instrumented cases per year 500
Spine Center Stavya Spine Hospital & Research Institute, Ahmedabad
Near Nagari Hospital, Mithakhali 380006, Ahmedabad, India
Director Bharatkumar Dave
Website http://www.spinehospital.in/
Most frequent pathologies Degeneration, Infection, Metabolic, Inflammation, Genetic
Number of cases
- Number of cases per year 1,219
- Number of instrumented cases per year 983
Spine Center Okayama Rosai Hospital, Okayama
1-10-25 Chikkomidorimach, Okayama 702-0131, Japan
Director Masato Tanaka
Website http://www.okayamah.johas.go.jp
Most frequent pathologies Degeneration, Deformity, Trauma
Number of cases
- Number of cases per year 500
- Number of instrumented cases per year 200
Spine Center Showa University Hospital, Tokyo
1-5-8 Hatanodai Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 142-8666, Japan
Director Tomoaki Toyone
Website www.bombayhospital.com
Most frequent pathologies Degeneration, Deformity, Trauma, Tumor
Number of cases
- Number of cases per year 300
- Number of instrumented cases per year 225
Spine Center Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University, Seoul
211 Eonjuro, Gangnam-gu, 135-720 Seoul, South Korea
Director Yong-Eun Cho
Website www.yuhs.or.kr/en/gan_index.asp
Most frequent pathologies Degenerative Spine Surgery, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Deformity, Spine Tumor, Trauma, OPLL
Number of cases
- Number of cases per year 2,000
- Number of instrumented cases per year 1,200
Spine Center Kyung-Hee University Hospital at Gangdong, Seoul
149, Sangil-dong, Gangdong-gu,134-727 Seoul, South Korea
Director Yong-Chan Kim
Website http://inter.khnmc.or.kr/kuims/index.do
Most frequent pathologies Deformity, Degeneration, Trauma
Number of cases
- Number of cases per year 1,500 – 2,000
- Number of instrumented cases per year 1,300 – 1,600
Spine Center Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul
222 Banpodae-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Director Kee-Yong Ha
Website www.cmcseoul.or.kr/global/eng/front
Most frequent pathologies Deformity, Tumors, Degenerative Diseases, Infection, Trauma for Lumbar and Cervical Spine
Number of cases
- Number of cases per year 1,200 – 1,400
- Number of instrumented cases per year 840 – 980
AOSpine Asia Pacific
Fellowships Statistics and Status
AOSpine Asia Pacific has been actively promoting its fellowship program since 2008. Both the number of fellowships and the overall duration of the fellowships have increased significantly in the past few years.
AOSpine Asia Pacific
Fellowships Host Countries (2008 – 2018) by Council
Total Applications and Awarded
Fellowships Programs in 2018
115
Applications
in 2018
30
National
awarded fellows
13
Regional
awarded fellows
27
International
awarded fellows
2018 Asia Pacific Fellowships
Country of Origin of Fellows
2018 Asia Pacific Fellowships
Host Countries of Fellowships
70
FELLOWS
2018 Asia Pacific Fellowships
Type of Fellowships
70
FELLOWS