Fellowship programs directory:


CHU Nantes  

NANTES Universitary Hospital

Hotel Dieu
Place Alexis Ricordeau
44093 Nantes 


+ 33 2 40 08 48 44





Program director

Director of the osteoarticular pole ( department ) including orthopedic and traumatology and rhumatology

Prof . PhD  R.ROBERT
Director of the neuroscience pole ( department ) including neurotraumatology, neurosurgery and neurology



Nantes universitary hospital is the most important universitary hospital for the large north west area of France  , There are 3 different locations for others specialities. The departments  for spine surgery are located in Hotel Dieu Hospital, located down town , very close to the center of the city. Approximately 10 min walking distance from the railways station ( TGV is high speed train leaving Paris every hour, 2 hours train ride Paris to Nantes ) and 25 mn from the international airport of Nantes.

Spine surgeries are performed by two different department but in the same building closed to the emergency center and intensive care unit for surgery.

Spine surgeries are performed in two units:

Neurotraumatology department ( Prof  ROBERT  and  Dr  BORD ) : 35 beds : main focus :  trauma, cervical spine , tumors and vertebroplasty

Orthopedic department ( Prof  PASSUTI and Prpf  GOUIN ) : 95 beds : main focus : scoliosis ( adolescent and adult ) neurologic scoliosis , degenerative lumbar spine , spondylolisthesis , surgical revision in adult spine , lumbar stenosis

What can a fellow expect?

To attend the different spine surgeries in the 2 department ( one unique operating theater including microscope, navigation, evoked potentials , cell saver )
emergency activities for neurotraumatology
To attend the different outpatient clinic
To attend the patient visit every morning
To attend our traumatology staff meeting every morning for general traumatology or for neurotraumatology ( depends for an orthopedic fellow or for a neurosurgeon fellow )
To attend once a  month ( last Tuesday of the month ) spine meeting with case discussions multidisciplinany staff with radiologists , rhumatologists and rehabilitation doctors and colleagues from private  hospitals of nantes

Fellows can observe surgeries, also srub and attend clinics with patients
In the building for children surgery ( 5 mn walk ), there the fellow can also attend surgeries and clinic for deformities in chidren ( less than 16 years old ) with Dc  HAMEL and Pr  ROGEZ

Small hotels are located near the hospital. For long term stay a room in the residents place inside the main hospital might be obtained.

For more information:
norbert.passuti@chu-nantes.fr or roger.robert@chu-nantes.fr