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Indiana Spine Group (ISG) is a private practice, located in Carmel, IN, with seven Spine surgeons and five Pain physicians solely dedicated to the spine and each having a significant academic history.  ISG participates in numerous trials and three physicians hold clinical professorships at Indiana University and provide 100% of the adult spine education to the IU orthopaedic residency. Dr. Paul Kraemer’s interest is in revision surgery, including a heavy emphasis on spinopelvic balance and short segment deformity correction.  Rick Sasso M.D. has a long academic record, particularly in the cervical spine, and is past president of the Cervical Spine Research Society. Joseph Smucker M.D., also with a great resume, joined ISG from the University of Iowa where he was an associate professor for eight years. The newest member, Barrett Boody M.D., joined the group in August, 2018, after finishing the Jefferson/Rothman fellowship with Dr. Alex Vaccarro.  

Indiana Spine Group combines the best of private practice with the best of academics.  ISG possesses tremendous volume, breadth, and complexity of cases, as well as a strong educational program for the fellows; diverse opinions and experience, including pain, orthopaedics, deformity, and neurosurgery.  Our promise is a well-rounded and modern fellowship unlike much of what you see elsewhere. It includes diversity of opinion, combination of private, academic mindsets and a well-functioning private practice dedicated to spine.  The practice includes an outpatient office, outpatient surgery center and inpatient hospital. Along with the clinical experience, the fellowship program includes experiences at several nearby Indianapolis tertiary care hospitals.

A fellow is a critical aspect of the orthopaedic residency program at Indiana University, as they assist in spine education of the residents. The stipend is above a PGY 6 salary as well as providing benefits which include malpractice insurance and health insurance for the fellow and family.

Take a look out our Fellowship Cases, here.

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