From 2015, the centre has been recognised by Spine Society of Andhra Pradesh(SSAP) to conduct six months/one year spine surgery training fellowships. This program is exclusive to young orthopaedic surgeons from preferably Andhra Pradesh who are willing to pursue a career in spine surgery. In this centre, one or two candidates are selected per year. Fellows are selected by an interview conducted by eminent faculty/senior professors from AP and SSAP association. The course starts in August every year and ends next year.


The fellow will obtain a comprehensive experience in adult spinal problems, with an emphasis on diagnostic techniques as well as surgical and non-surgical treatment. This fellowship provides adequate exposure to most spinal pathologies and ample opportunities for surgical training. The fellows have clinical and research activities and hands-on surgical training is offered under supervision and guidance. In the theatre, the fellows can observe and perform surgical procedures under supervision of nearly 500 surgeries per year. Upon completion, the fellow will be experienced in the multidisciplinary and surgical treatment approach to spinal problems. There will be good amount of opportunities for active research work and publications. As part of the curriculum, a detailed logbook and a short research project should be submitted at the end of term.


Interested candidates can apply and send their CV along with two letters of reference (as a single PDF document) to

Fellowship Trainees so far..

As an association we take pride in deciding out future direction towards excellence in training and research in the field of spine surgery, Towards this, we conceptualised the Spine fellowship training programs and started the SSAP Spine fellowship in the year 2015. Till date 6 orthopaedicians has successfully completed this one year clinical spine fellowship.

Dr.Mohit Bihani
(2015 - 2015)

I feel myself very lucky to be 1st fellow or SSAP. I am indeed very thankful to all the executive members and my mentor Dr, J Naresh Babu for the opportunity they gave. Learning spine surgery at Mallika Spine Centre was a wonderful experience for me. SSAP fellowship is a very good opportunity for the aspiring spine surgeons to achieve extensive learning.

Dr.Tirumala Chaitanya
(2015 - 2016)

Being a first batch trainee of SSAP spine fellowship was one of the greatest phases of my career. Applying these learned concepts in the rural setup was a greatest challenge I have faced in the initial days, however I'm happy that this challenge was comfortably overcome by constant support from the team of mallika spine centre. Thank you once again.

Dr.Arun Kumar Viswanadha
(2016 - 2017)

Joining as a SSAP Spine Fellow at Mallika Spine Centre, Guntur was my greatest career making decision. From starting as a "rookie" in training to being termed as "proficient" at job by my mentor, my career growth says it all about my alma mater.

Dr.Satyanaranana Raju Datla
(2016 - 2017)

SSAP Spine Fellowship under Dr. Naresh Babu was the best training opportunity. This training gave me a lot of self-confidence to operate different spinal pathologies and difficult cases. There is no doubt that training in this institute is on par with many of the best institutes in the country.

Dr.Naveen D S
(2017 - 2018)

After a great struggle I got a chance to join as SSAP fellow under Dr Naresh sir. Its my immense pleasure to learn the clinical, surgical, social aspects and his style of approach, attitude and patience towards patients. One must be really lucky to get trained under him and I'm lucky to have a mentor like him. I want to thank Dr Arun sir who encourage us and trained us in his own style and for his enormous support both academically and clinically. In future I would like to see Mallika Spine Centre to be one of the top most Spine Centres in India.

Dr.Balakrishna Bathina
(2017 - 2018)

Feel great and lucky to work at Mallika Spine Centre and being mentored by Naresh Sir. SSAP Fellowship here made me expose to wide variety of spinal conditions and boost my confidence to operate. Thank you sir...

Dr.Sarath Chandra M
Present Fellow

I'm very thankful to Dr.Naresh babu sir for selecting me as a fellow for the year 2018-19. Apart from observing the regular fixations, decompressions & deformity corrections, there has been great exposure to minimally irivasrve & navigation assisted spine surgeries. Looking forward to upgrade my knowledge and gain confidence from the institute and team.