​Clínica Alemana de Santiago—Santiago, Chile

Vitacura 5951, Vitacura
7650568, Santiago


Spine Center Director:
Dr. Bartolomé Marré

Team members:
Dr. Bartolomé Marré
Dr. Bernardo Merello
Dr. Felipe Novoa
Dr. José Antonio Riera
Dr. Álvaro Silva
Dr. Carlos Thibaut
Dr. Manuel Valencia
Dr. Rodrigo Varela
Dr. Ratko Yurac
Dr. Juan José Zamorano

Center description

Clinica Alemana’s Spine Surgery Unit is part of one of the largest Traumatology and Orthopedics departments in Chile, with over 60 subspecialty-trained orthopedic surgeons. Our weekly activities include 3 OR days and 2 clinic days, together with our 2-hour meeting on Tuesdays, where complex cases are analyzed together with our multidisciplinary team, fellows and residents present updated reviews on several spine topics and recent papers are discussed. Once a month our research meeting takes place, in which our fellows and residents present advances on our different research projects. Regarding emergency spine cases, we are able to offer a "24/7” on-call service, with on- demand imaging, a fully equipped OR, a wide range of in-house implants and an O-Arm system for spinal navigation.

Most frequent pathologies:

Revision surgeries

Surgical Procedures:

Number of cases per year: 300 surgeries (40% with instrumentation), 300 spinal injections

  • Degenerative: approx. 18 per month
  • Deformity: approx. 1 per month
  • Trauma: approx. 4 per month
  • Tumor: approx. 2 per month

Fellowship types:

Observership, Short-term, Long-term  

Language requirements:


Vacancies per year:

Short Term: 2-3 per year (Different dates)
Long Term: 1 per year

Fellowship Start

Long Term: March / April
Short Term: March

As a new training center and according to the new regulations for Spine Centers, financial support will depend on the number of  vacancies available and annual grants allocations.

Special requirements:

MD degree certification by Chilean authorities for OR privileges, not needed for observership


Apply at least one year in advance for MD degree certification

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