The Spine foundation mission is just not limited to treatment and surgery but to create a new movement in affordable public health. We believe that the key to lasting impact lies in empowering others with knowledge and skills, who can take the vision forward. By sharing our expertise, we not only transform individual lives but also build a stronger, healthier future for communities at large. At The Spine Foundation, we are committed to fostering excellence in the field of spinal healthcare. Our training programs are designed to empower, healthcare professionals and young orthopaedic surgeons to help them evolve into skilled spine surgeons.


Since 1998, The Spine Foundation has demonstrated a profound dedication to educating and mentoring young orthopaedic surgeons. Their flagship initiative, the three-year Spine Foundation Fellowship Program, is meticulously crafted to offer comprehensive training to orthopaedic surgeons post their MS/DNB qualifications. This program is tailored to provide aspiring surgeons with specialised skills and knowledge essential for excelling in spinal care. Serving as a testament to their steadfast commitment, this program underscores The Spine Foundation’s unwavering resolve to equip the next generation of surgeons with the expertise needed to address complex spinal issues effectively.

At the heart of The Spine Foundation’s fellowship program lies the training and mentorship of its fellows, who undergo a rigorous curriculum specialising in spine surgery. The emphasis is on skill development and instilling confidence to enable fellows to independently manage and treat spine problems.

Moreover, The Spine Foundation adopts a holistic approach to spine healthcare, recognising the social dimension alongside medical expertise. Both fellows and residents undergo sensitisation to recognise the pressing need to reach out to individuals lacking access to spine healthcare due to financial constraints or geographical isolation.

The fellowship offers active involvement in clinics, ward management, and surgeries under the guidance of spine specialists. It is conducted in various tertiary care institutes in Mumbai, including Lilavati Hospital, New Age Wockhardt Hospital (Mumbai Central), and Breach Candy Hospital. Additionally, exposure to peripheral centres like V N Desai Municipal Hospital is included.

Throughout the two-year program, fellows progressively take on increasing clinical responsibilities, gaining expertise in various areas of orthopaedic spine practice, including degenerative conditions, trauma, infections, deformity correction, and neoplasms.