Fellowship details for each of the listed countries are listed below from A-Z.

A major part of the the ISPN mission is to improve the global health of children through education and to his end we invest heavily in teaching courses.

We constantly meet many young and enthusiastic neurosurgeons from around the world who are hungry for experience in paediatric neurosurgery but are unsure how to access the training they require.

In order to meet this need we have decided to produce a repository of information concerning paediatric neurosurgery fellowships around the world. This information has been provided by the fellowship co-ordinators themselves and as such has not been ratified by the ISPN. We hope that this information will facilitate access to training for neurosurgeons from many countries and therefore contribute to improving healthcare for children with neurosurgical problems worldwide.

In order to compile this information, a survey of members of the ISPN, ESPN and BPNG was performed.

Clearly this information is only of use if it remains correct and up to date. We would therefore ask your help to keep us informed of any changes.

Please contact us if you would like your institution’s fellowship to be added to this list, or if you would like to alter your entry.

AUSTRALIA

Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

Fellowship Types Available

Clinical

Duration of Fellowship

12 months starting in February each year

Requirements

  • MBBS and FRACS or equivalent
  • IELTS – Minimum score of 7 in all bands
  • Police Check
  • Working with Children Check

Financial Support

  • Full time salaried position
  • Indemnity provided by hospital

Fellowship Program Director

Wirginia Maixner

Director of Neurosurgery

The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne

50 Flemington Road

Parkville, VIC 3052

Australia

T: +61 3 9345 5437

E: wirginia.maixner@rch.org.au

Application Process

For the majority of international applicants a successful IELTS ( score 7 across all bands) must have been achieved prior to application.

Online applications open in October 14 months prior to the proposed fellowship via the website https://rch.mercury.com.au

Telephone interviews are conducted in January 12 months prior to the proposed fellowship and the successful applicants notified in February.

Visa processing takes approximately 8 months once the applicant is accepted.

For further information please contact the program director.

Previous Post Holders

Shungu Ushewokunze – sosushe@hotmail.com

Benoit Jenny – benoit.jenny@hcuge.ch

Chris Cowie – chris.cowie@nuth.nhs.uk

Department Details

Number of Faculty Staff

5

Number of Residents

1

Number of Fellows

3

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures

450 with specialisation in epilepsy, neuro-oncology, craniofacial and movement disorders.

Faculty Staff and Specialist Interests

Wirginia Maixner – Neuro-oncology, epilepsy

Alison Wray – Neuro-oncology, movement disorder, craniofacial

Patrick Lo – Neuro-oncology

Juliet Clayton – Neuro-oncology, craniofacial

Brazil

Hospital da Restauração, Recife, Brazil

Fellowship Types Available

Clinical

Observer

Duration of Fellowship

3-12 months

Requirements

Medical Graduation and Neurosurgical Residence

Financial Support

Salary possible with WFNS or FLANC support

Accomodation provided

Fellowship Program Director

Prof Dr Hildo Rocha Cirne de Azevedo Filho

Hospital de Restauracao

Avenue Agamenon Magalhaes

Recife

Brazil

senechr@yahoo.com.br

Application Process

Contact program director

Department Details 

Number of Faculty Staff

12

Number of Residents

10  

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures

600

Faculty Staff

Hildo Rocha Cirne de Azevedo Filho

Artur da Cunha

Suzana Serra

CANADA

British Columbia Children's Hospital, Vancouver, Canada

Fellowship Types Available

Clinical

Observer

Duration of Fellowship

12 months

Requirements

Must be qualified neurosurgeon in home country

Financial Support

Salary

Fellowship Program Director

Patrick McDonald MD, MHSc, FRCSC

Associate Professor of Surgery, University of British Columbia and

Head- Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Pediatric Surgery

British Columbia Children’s Hospital

4480 Oak Street

Vancouver, B.C., V6H 3V4

Canada

T: 604.875.2094

F: 604.875.3109

patrick.mcdonald@cw.bc.ca

Application Process

Apply to program director

Previous Post Holders

Shibu Pillai – drshibupillai@gmail.co

Mansoor Mansoor Foroughi – mansoor.foroughi@yahoo.co.uk

Department Details

Number of Faculty Staff

3

Number of Residents

1

Number of Fellows

1

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures

300

Faculty Staff and Specialist Interests

Patrick McDonald – spasticity, epilepsy, craniopharyngioma, tethered cord

Douglas Cochrane – malformations, pineal tumours

Ash Singhal – trauma, epilepsy, spina bifida

Montreal Children's Hospital, Canada

Fellowship Types Available

Clinical

Duration of Fellowship

12 months

Requirements

Must be graduate of accredited North American Neurosurgical Residency Training Program

Fellowship Program Director

Lynne Jacques

Department of Neurosurgery

The Montreal Children’s Hospital

McGill University Health Centre

2300 Tupper St

Montreal, QC H3H 1P3

Canada

ljacques2@yahoo.com

Application Process

Apply through San Francisco match

Department Details

Number of Faculty Staff

2

Number of Residents

1

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures

425

Chile

Instituto de Neurocirugia Asenjo, Santiago, Chile

Fellowship Types Available

Clinical

Duration of Fellowship

12 months

1-2 months observerships also available

Requirements

MD degree

Neurosurgical training program

Indemnity insurance

Financial Support

University fee required

Fellowship Program Director

Dr Sergio Valenzuela

Instituto de Neurocirugia Asenjo

JM Infante

553 Provendencia

Santiago

Chile

valen1@manquehue.net

Application Process

Apply before December each year to program director. Fellowship commences in April.

Send cv to Dr Valenzuela with letters of suppoer from two neurosurgeons (preferably ISPN members)

Previous Post Holders

Christian Cantillano Malone – cjcantil@uc.cl

Department Details

Number of Faculty Staff

7

Number of Residents

2

Number of Fellows

2

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures

800 – 400 elective and 400 emergency

Faculty Staff and Specialist Interests

A Zuleta – oncology, craniofacial, epilepsy surgery

O Koller – spine, trauma, oncology, craniovertebral junction

O Cuadra – trauma, hydrocephalus

J Marengo – epilepsy surgery, spinal dysraphism, neurophysiology

S Valenzuela – neuroendoscopy, neuro-oncology, craniopharyngioma

L Cuadra – (neurologist) epilepsy

Dr Parra – spine, trauma

Dr Campos – vascular, trauma, congenital malformations

France

Lille University Hospital

Fellowship Types Available

Clinical

EC members can also apply for chef de clinique position

Observership

Duration of Fellowship

6-12 months

Requirements

Qualification in neurosurgery

Fluent French language

Occupational Health Check

Financial Support

Salary

Base salary for “faisant fonction d’interne” is 1355 Euros + on-calls

Fellowship Program Director

Matthieu Vinchon

Lille Universisty Hospital

Hôpital Roger Salengro

rue Emile Laine

Lille

France

matthieu.vinchon@chru-lille.fr

Application Process

Send CV to program director

Previous Post Holders

Nadine Travers- n.travers@chu-tours.fr

Johann Peltier- jojo.peltier@caramail.com

Department Details

Number of Faculty Staff

2

Number of Residents

1

Number of Fellows

1

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures

480

Faculty Staff and Specialist Interests

Matthieu Vinchon  – head trauma in infants, hydrocephalus, tumors, long-term outcome

Hôpital Femme Mère Enfant, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Lyon

Fellowship Types Available

-Clinical fellowship

-Observership

Duration of Fellowship

Clinical fellowship: 6-12 months starting November/May

Observer: open

Requirements

Qualification in neurosurgery

Occupational Health Check

For Clinical fellowship : Fluent French language (DALF level C1 or C2) and ability to pass requirements for valid Visa (for non UE applicants).

Financial Support

Salary for Clinical fellowship. Base salary (“faisant fonction d’interne”) is 1250 Euros + on-calls

Fellowship Program Director

Federico Di Rocco

Hôpital Femme Mère Enfant, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Lyon, France

59 Boulevard Pinel

69500 Bron CEDEX

Lyon, France

federico.dirocco@chu-lyon.fr

Application Process

Send CV and letter of intent to program director with two letters of reference

Previous Post Holders

Laura-Nanna.Lohkamp@charite.de

Department Details

The Department of Neurosurgery at the Hôpital Femme Mère Enfant, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Lyon has 14 beds in a neurosurgical unit which admits patients up to 18 years of age. In addition, pediatric patients are looked after in the specialized intensive care, neonatal intensive care and critical care unit. The neurosurgical service is actively supported by other specialties: neuro-anaesthesists, neuroradiologists, neuro-ophthalmologists, neuro-pathologists, genetists, intensivists and neonatologists. Furthermore social workers and physiotherapists are assigned to the neurosurgical service.

Number of Faculty Staff

4

Number of Residents

1 -2

Number of Fellows

1

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures

>500

Faculty Staff

Dr Carmine Mottolese – Head of Department

Pr Federico Di Rocco

Dr Alexandru Szathmari

Dr Beuriat Pierre-Aurelien

Japan

Brain Research Institute, Niigata

Fellowship Program Director

Kenichi Nishiyama MD PhD

Asahimachi 1-757

Kobari 1-25-3

Niigata

Japan

nishiken@d4.dion.ne.jp

Department Details

Number of Faculty Staff

7 including 2 pediatric neurosurgeons

Number of Residents

4

Number of Fellows

10

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures

100 pediatric cases

Faculty Staff and Specialist Interests

Kenichi Nishiyama – Endoscopic surgery, neuro-oncology, congenital anomalies, hydrocephalus research,

Junichi Yoshimura – Neurooncology, endoscopic surgery

Tokyo Metropolitan Children's Medical Centre, Fuchu

Fellowship Types Available

Clinical

Duration of Fellowship

6-24 months

Requirements

Physician’s License in Japan

Fellowship Program Director

Ichiro Sugiyama

Tokyo Metropolitan Children’s Medical Centre

2-8-29 Musashidai

Fuchu

Japan

sugiyamaichiro@ybb.ne.jp

Department Details

Number of Faculty Staff

2

Number of Residents

1

Number of Fellows

1

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures

120

Faculty Staff and Specialist Interests

Ichiro Sugiyama

Satoshi Ihara

National Centre for Child Health and Development, Setagaya-Ku

Fellowship Types Available

Observer

Duration of Fellowship

3-12 months

Fellowship Program Director

Nobuhito Morota

National Centre for Child Health and Development

2-10-1, Okuro

Setagaya-Ku

Japan

morota-n@ncchd.go.jp

Application Process

Apply to program director 

Department Details

Number of Faculty Staff

2

Number of Residents

1

Number of Fellows

1

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures

400

Faculty Staff and Specialist Interests

Hideki Ogiwara – brain tumor surgery

India

Park Clinic, Kolkata, India

Fellowship Types Available

Clinical

Observer

Duration of Fellowship

3-18 months

Option to spend 6 months of fellowship at Alder Hey, Liverpool, UK

Requirements

Medical Qualifications

Occupational Health Clearance

Medical Indemnity covered by hospital

Financial Support

Salary

Accomodation

Fellowship Program Director

Prof Sandip Chatterjee

Park Clinic

4 Gorky Terrace

Kolkata

India

sandipchat@gmail.com

Application Process

Apply to program director

Previous Post Holders

Dr Kaushik Sil – ksil @gmail.com

Department Details

Number of Faculty Staff

6

Number of Residents

6

Number of Fellows

4

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures

400

Faculty Staff and Specialist Interests

Prof RN Roy

Prof MK Bhattacharya

Prof Sandip Chatterjee

Dr Indrajit Roy

Dr Soumyajit Basu

Dr Gopal Achari

Dr R Kanjilal

Israel

Dana Children's Hospital, Tel Aviv

Fellowship Types Available

Clincal

Observer

Duration of Fellowship

Clincal 24 months

Observer duration is flexible 

Financial Support

Salary for clinical post

Fellowship Program Director

Schlomi Constantini

Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery

Dana Children’s Hospital

Tel-Aviv Medical Centre

6 Weizman Street

Tel Aviv, 64239

Israel

sconsts@netvision.net.il

Application Process

Apply with CV and 2 letters of reference

Previous Post Holders

Available on request

Department Details 

Number of Faculty Staff

3

Number of Residents

2

Number of Fellows

2

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures

450

Faculty Staff and Specialist Interests

Schlomi Constantini

Jonathan Roth

Liana Benni

Korea, Republic of South

Seoul National University Children's Hospital

Fellowship Types Available

Academic/Lab based

Observer

Duration of Fellowship

1-12 months

Requirements

Medical Qualification

Occupational Health and Indemnity required

Fellowship Program Director

Seung-Ki Kim

Division of Paediatric Neurosurgery

Seoul National University Children’s Hospital

101 Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu

Seoul

Republic of Korea

nsthomas@snu.ac.kr

Application Process

Contact Program Director. Send cv, education history and reference letters.

Department Details

Number of Faculty Staff

3

Number of Residents

2

Number of Fellows

1

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures

600

Faculty Staff and Specialist Interests

Kyu-Chang Wang – congenital anomaly, brain tumor, moyamoya disease, endoscopic surgery, functional neurosurgery

Seung-Ki Kim – brain tumor, epilepsy surgery, moyamoya disease

Ji Hoon Phi – brain tumor, epilepsy surgery, moyamoya disease, spine surgery

Mexico

Hospital de Pediatria, Mexico City, Mexico

Fellowship Types Available

Clinical

Duration of Fellowship

6-24 months

Requirements

Fluent Spanish

Completion of neurosurgical training

Personal indemnity

Financial Support

Salary

Fellowship Program Director 

Jaime Diegopérez Ramirez

Hospital de Pediatria

Centro Médico Nacional

Av. Cuauhtémoc 330

Mexico City

Mexico

jaimedr64@msn.com

Application Process

For 24 month fellowship apply September/October. For shorter periods apply 6 months prior to preferred start date

Department Details 

Number of Faculty Staff

3

Number of Residents

2

Number of Fellows

1

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures 

550

Faculty Staff and Specialist Interests

Alma Griselda Ramirez Reyes – brain tumors, spine surgery

Jaime Diegoperez Ramirez – craniofacial, epilepsy surgery, neuroendoscopy

Rabindranath García  – brain tumors, vascular surgery

Netherlands

VU Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Fellowship Types Available

Paediatric Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Fellowship Program Director

WJR van Ouwerkerk

Department of Neurosurgery

VU medical center

PO Box 7057

NL-1007 MB Amsterdam

The Netherlands

W.vOuwerkerk@vumc.nl

Application Process

Apply to program director. This is a new fellowship program and is planned to start in the near future.

Portugal

Hospital Pediátrico de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal

Fellowship Types Available

Clinical

Duration of Fellowship

3-6 months

Fellowship Program Director

José Augusto Costa

Hospital Pediátrico de Coimbra

Avenue Afonso Romão

Santo António dos Olivais

Coimbra

Portugal

j.aug.costa@gmail.com

Application Process

Apply to program director

Department Details

Number of Faculty Staff

3

Number of Residents

1 

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures

200

Faculty Staff and Specialist Interests

Alexandre Correia – craniofacial

José Augusto Costa – epilepsy surgery

José Gustavo Bento-Soares – neuroncology

Spain

Hospital Universitario 12 de Octobre, Madrid, Spain

Fellowship Types Available

Observer

Duration of Fellowship

3-6 months

Requirements

Resident qualification

Financial Support

None

Fellowship Program Director

Jose Hinojosa Mena-Bernal

Hospital Universitario 12 de octobre

Avda. Cordoba s/n

Madrid

Spain

jhinojosa.hdoc@salud.madrid.org

Application Process

Apply to program director

Department Details

Number of Faculty Staff

3

Number of Residents

2

Number of Fellows

1

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures

300

Faculty Staff and Specialist Interests

José Hinojosa – brain tumors, craniofacial surgery, epilepsy, paediatric spine, hydrocephalus Beatriz Pascual – craniofacial surgery, spasticity

Syria

Clinic of Neurosurgery, Damascus, Syria

Fellowship Types Available

Clinical

Fellowship Program Director

Hassan Kadri

Clinic of Neurosurgery

PO Box 6682

Damascus

Syria

drkadri@yahoo.com

Department Details

Number of Faculty Staff

3

Number of Residents

 

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures

200

Faculty Staff

Prof A A Mawla

Dr S Alayoubi

UK

Alder Hey Children's NHS Trust, Liverpool, UK

Fellowship Types Available

Clinical

Duration of Fellowship

12-18 months starting August/September

Requirements

Finished or nearing completion of neurosurgical training

Health and CRB check required

Financial Support

Salary

Personal Indemnity included

Fellowship Program Director

Ajay Sinha

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Eaton Rd

Liverpool

UK

ajay.sinha@alderhey.nhs.uk

Application Process

Advertised in BMJ and online at nhsjobs

Previous Post Holders

ajay sinha – consultant paediatric neurosurgeon, Alder Hey, Liverpool, UK ajay.sinha@alderhey.nhs.uk

donnacha o’brien – consultant neurosurgeon, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, UK

jerrard ross – consultant paediatric neurosurgeon, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK

Department Details

Number of Faculty Staff

5

Number of Residents

5

Number of Fellows

4

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures

650

Faculty Staff and Specialist Interests

Conor Mallucci – hydrocephalus, neuro-oncology, neuro-endoscopy

Neil Buxton – paediatric spine surgery, spasticity

Ajay Sinha – craniofacial surgery, endoscopic skullbase surgery

Sasha Burn – epilepsy surgery, craniofacial surgery

Benedetta Pettorini – neuro-oncology, spasticity surgery, neuroendoscopy

Oxford Children's Hospital, Oxford, UK

Fellowship Types Available

Clinical

Duration of Fellowship

6-24 months

Requirements

MD or equivalent

Higher Surgical Qualification eg FRCS

Occupational Health clearance

Police Check

Financial Support

Unfunded

Indemnity covered by NHS

Fellowship Program Director

Shailendra Magdum

Oxford Chldren’s Hospital

West Wing Level 3

John Radcliffe Hospital

Oxford

UK

shailendra.magdum@ouh.nhs.uk

Application Process

Posts run from August

Contact program director by email

Previous Post Holders

Sanjiv Bassi – Consultant neurosurgeon, Kings College Hospital, London

Sasha Burn – Consultant neusourgeon, Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool

Christoph Wiegand, Oberarzt der neurochirurgischen Klinik  Evangelisches Krankenhaus Oldenburg  Steinstr. 13-16  21622 Oldenburg, Germany

Department Details

Number of Faculty Staff

4

Number of Residents

1

Number of Fellows

1

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures

350

Faculty Staff and Specialist Interests

Peter Richards – craniofacial surgery

Jay Jayamohan – craniofacial surgery, spasticity

Shailendra Magdum – craniofacial surgery, chiari malformations

Sylvia Gatscher – spine

Yorkhill Hospital, Glasgow, UK

Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK

Fellowship Types Available

Clinical

Observer

Duration of Fellowship

Clinical – 12 months

Observer – open

Requirements

Neurosurgical Trainee

Occupational Health clearance

Financial Support

Salary

Study Allowance

Fellowship Program Director

Owase Jeelani

Department of Neurosurgery

Great Ormond Street Hospital

34 Great Ormond Street

London WC1N 3JH

UK

owase.jeelani@gosh.nhs.uk

Application Process

Apply to program director with CV and two letters of reference

Previous Post Holders

Martin Tisdall – mtisdall@me.com

Department Details 

Number of Faculty Staff

4

Number of Residents

2

Number of Fellows

2

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures

800

Faculty Staff and Specialist Interests

Kristian Aquilina – neuro-oncology, spasticity

William Harkness – epilepsy, stereotaxy, neuro-oncology

N Owase Jeelani – craniofacial, neuro-oncology

Dominic Thompson – spine, moya moya syndrome, neuro-oncology

Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Manchester, UK

Fellowship Types Available

Clinical fellowship planned

Duration of Fellowship

6-12 months

Requirements

Completion of Neurosurgical Training

Financial Support

Salary

Fellowship Program Director

Vivek Josan

Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital

Manchester

UK

vajosan@gmail.com

Application Process

Apply to program director

Department Details

Number of Faculty Staff

3

Number of Residents

 

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures

400

Faculty Staff and Specialist Interests

V A Josan – epilepsy and paediatric tumours

I D Kamaly – paediatric tumours, vascular

J Thorne – spinal dysraphism, complex hydrocephalus

USA

Barrow Neurological Insititute at Phoenix Children's Hospital

Fellowship Types Available

Clinical

Duration of Fellowship

12 months

Requirements

Must be graduate of accredited North American Neurosurgical Residency Program 

Fellowship Program Director

P. David Adelson, MD

Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital

1919 East Thomas Road

Phoenix

AZ 85016

USA

Application Process

Apply before December each year through San Francisco match

Department Details 

Number of Faculty Staff

4

Number of Residents

1-2

Number of Fellows

1

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures

750

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston and Scottish Rite, USA

Fellowship Types Available

Clinical

Duration of Fellowship

12 months

Requirements

Must be graduate of accredited North American Neurosurgical Residency Program 

Fellowship Program Director

David Wrubel

Department of Neurosurgery

Emory University School of Medicine

5455 Meridian Mark Rd Suite 540

Atlanta

GA 30324

USA

dwrubel@emory.edu

Application Process

Apply through San Francisco match

Department Details 

Number of Faculty Staff

5

Number of Residents

1 or 2

Number of Fellows

1

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures

1400

Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, USA

Fellowship Types Available

Clinical

Duration of Fellowship

12 months

Requirements

Must be graduate of accredited North American Neurosurgical Residency Program

Fellowship Program Director

Mark Krieger

Department of Neurosurgery

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

4650 Sunset Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90027

USA

Email: MKrieger@chla.usc.edu

Application Process

Apply through San Francisco match

Department Details

Number of Faculty Staff

3

Number of Residents

2

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures

750

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, USA

Fellowship Types Available

Clinical

Academic/Lab based

Duration of Fellowship

1 year

Requirements

USMLE, US or Canadian residency

Must be eligible for Pensylvania Licensure

Financial Support

Salary

Fellowship Program Director

Ian F Pollack

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Department of Neurosurgery

4401 Penn Avenue

Pittsburgh

USA

ian.pollack@chp.edu

Departmental website: www.chp.edu/CHP/neurosurgery

Application Process

See sfmatch.org website – 1 position per year offered through match process

Previous Post Holders

Available on request

Department Details 

Number of Faculty Staff

4

Number of Residents

2

Number of Fellows

1

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures

900

Faculty Staff and Specialist Interests

Ian F Pollack – brain tumors, craniofacial

Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara – movement disorders, minimally invasive surgery, epilepsy surgery

Stephanie Greene – vascular, brachial plexus, spinal disorders

Mandeep Tamber – epilepsy surgery, hydrocephalus

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Centre, USA

Fellowship Types Available

Clinical

Academic/Lab based

Duration of Fellowship

12 months

Requirements

MD/DO or equivalent

Occupational health check

Indemnity available

Financial Support

Salary

Travel Expenses

Fellowship Program Director

Francesco Mangano, DO, FACS, FACOS

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery and Pediatrics

Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Centre

Department of Neurological Surgery

University of Cincinnati

3333 Burnet Avenue, ML 2016

Cincinnati, OH 45229

USA

Phone: (513) 636-4726

Fax: (513) 636-2808

Email: Francesco.mangano@cchmc.org

Application Process

Contact program director

Post is ACGME accredited and filled through annual match process

Department Details

Number of Faculty Staff

5

Number of Residents

2

Number of Fellows

1

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures

600

Faculty Staff and Specialist Interests

Kerry Crone – (non-operating) Chiari malformations, tumor

Charles Stevenson – tumor, intrauterine myelomeningocoele repair, spasticity, craniofacial, Chiari malformations

Francesco Mangano – epilepsy, complex spine/spinal tumors, vascular, endoscopy, Chiari malformations, hydrocephalus

Ellen Air – movement disorders, spasticity

Karin Bierbrauer – (non-operating) dysraphism, hydrocephalus

Cornell Medical College, New York, USA

Fellowship Type

Pediatric Neurosurgical Fellowship

Duration of Fellowship

1 year

Requirements

BLS/PALS

Financial Support

PGY-7 level

Fellowship Program Director

Mark M. Souweidane, MD, FACS, FAAP

Professor and Vice Chairman, Department of Neurological Surgery

Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery

Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College

525 East 68 Street, Box 99

New York, NY 10065

Tel: (212) 746-2363

Email: mmsouwei@med.cornell.edu

Application Process

Email: Mark M. Souweidane, MD, at address above

Department Details

Number of Faculty/Staff

2

Number of Residents

15

Number of Fellows

1

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures

350

Kaiser Oakland Pediatric Neurosurgery, San Francisco, USA

Fellowship Types Available

  • Clinical
  • Other categories include but not limited to:
    •   Observership
    •   Research

Duration of Fellowship

12 months starting 01 October.

Requirements

  • Completion of neurosurgical training
  • USMLE Part 1-3

Financial Support

  • Salary
  • Personal Indemnity included

Fellowship Program Director

Dachling Pang MD

Application Process

Apply to:
The Regional Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery

3701 Broadway Suite 105

Oakland, CA   94611

Attn James B Mitchell RN PNP
510-752-1445
James.B.Mitchell@kp.org

Previous Post Holders

Dr. Sui To Wong (Hong Kong)

Department Details

Number of Faculty Staff
Pediatric Neurosurgeons- 2: Dachling Pang & John Zovickian
Pediatric Neuro-oncology – 1: John Kim
Pediatric Neuroradiology – 1: Camilla Lindan
Pediatric Neuropathology- 1: Gregory Moes
Intra operative monitoring- 1: Yongjin Hou
Number of Residents – 1
Number of Fellows – 1
Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures – 250

Faculty Staff and Specialist Interests

•    Pediatric Neurosurgery – Dachling Pang
•    Spinal dysraphism
•    Neuro embryology
•    Neuroendocrine tumors
•    Peripheral nerve surgery
•    Craniofacial Abnormalities
•    Pediatric Neurosurgery – John Zovickian
•    Spinal dysraphism
•    Pediatric brain tumors
•    Pediatric Neurooncology – John Kim
•    Neurooncology
•    Medical management of Pediatric neurosurgical patients in a mutidisciplinary setting.
•    Long term follow up for late effects of treatment in childhood cancer survivors.
•    Neuroradiology – Camilla Lindan
•    Pediatric Neuroradiology
•    Neuropathology – Gregory Moes
•    Pediatric neuropathology
•    Spinal dysraphism
•    Pediatric tumors
•    Pediatric muscle and nerve neuropathology
•    Pediatric non-cancerous oncologic tumors.
•    Intraoperative Monitoring – Yongjin Hou
•    Intraoperative neurophysiology monitoring.

Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

Fellowship Types Available

Clinical

Academic/Lab based

Observer

Duration of Fellowship

3-24 months

Requirements

ESFMG

Illinois Medical License for clinical work

Medical Indemnity (not for observer’s)

Occupational Health Clearance

Financial Support

Salary

Fellowship Program Director

Tadanori Tomita

Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

225 East Chicago Avenue

Chicago, IL, 60611

USA

email:  ttomita@luriechildrens.org

Application Process

Apply with ESFMG certificate and 3 letters of reference for clinical fellowship

Previous Post Holders

Hideki Ogiwara

Adrian Caceres

Department Details

Number of Faculty Staff

4

Number of Residents

3

Number of Fellows

1

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures

1000

Faculty Staff and Specialist Interests

Tadanori Tomita – Brain tumor, Craniofacial

Robin Bowman – Tethered cord, Spina bifida,  Spasticity

Arthur DiPatri – Head trauma, Brachial plexus, Epilepsy

Tord Alden – Spine, Epilepsy

Montefiore Medical Center, New York, USA

Fellowship Types Available

Observer

Further participation and responsibility possible if eligible for licensing in New York State

Duration of Fellowship

1 – 12 months

Requirements

Enrollment or completion of neurosurgical residency

Financial Support

Dependent on status

Fellowship Program Director

Rick Abbott

Department of Neurosurgery

Montefiore Medical Center

111 E. 210th St

Bronx, NY 10467

USA

rickabbott@me.com

Application Process

Apply to program director

Department Details

Number of Faculty Staff

2

Number of Residents

10

Number of Fellows

1

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures

450

Faculty Staff and Specialist Interests

Rick Abbott – neuro-oncology, epilepsy, hydrocephalus, cerebral palsy

James Goodrich – craniofacial anomalies, congenital anomalies, dysraphism, hydrocephalus

Primary Children's Medical Centre, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Fellowship Types Available

Clinical

Duration of Fellowship

12 months (1 Academic Year)

Requirements

In keeping with the requirements of the Accreditation Council for Pediatric Neurosurgical Fellowships, all applicants must have a doctor of medicine degree and must have completed an accredited neurosurgical residency program.  The fellow must obtain a Utah medical license/DEA prior to beginning the fellowship.

Financial Support

Intermittent peer review grant support

Fellowship Program Director

Jay K. Riva-Cambrin, M.D.

University of Utah

100 North Mario Capecchi Drive

Salt Lake City

USA

jay.riva-cambrin@hsc.utah.edu

Application Process

Apply through program director

Department Details 

Number of Faculty Staff

4

Number of Residents

2

Number of Fellows

1

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures

1000

Faculty Staff and Specialist Interests

Robert J. Bollo, M.D. – Epilepsy, tumors, hydrocephalus

Marion L. Walker, M.D. – Surgery for spasticity, hydrocephalus

Douglas L. Brockmeyer, M.D. – Cervical spine surgery, vascular surgery

Jay K. Riva-Cambrin, M.D. – Endoscopy surgery, craniofacial surgery, hydrocephalus

Seattle Children's Hospital/University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

Fellowship Types Available

Pediatric Neurological Surgery (ASPN)

Research

International

Observer

Duration of Fellowship

1 year

Requirements

Fully trained, Board eligible in native country

Financial Support

Clinical fellows are paid at level of training

Fellowship Program Director

Jeffrey G. Ojemann, MD

Department of Neurological Surgery

4800 Sand Point Way NE

Seattle, WA 98105

USA

jeff.ojemann@seattlechildrens.org

Application Process

On line

 

Department Details

Number of Faculty Staff

4

Number of Residents

1

Number of Fellows

1 ASPN

1 International

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures

810

Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, USA

Fellowship Types Available

Clinical

Academic/Lab based

Observer

Duration of Fellowship

1 year

Requirements

Applicants must have completed an accredited residency in neurological surgery and be eligible for examination and certification by the American Board of Neurological Surgery or the Royal College of Surgeons Canada

Financial Support

Salary, Fringe benefits through Baylor College of Medicine

Fellowship Program Director

Anbdrew J. Jea

Department of Neurosurgery

Texas Children’s Hospital

6621 Fannin Street

Houston, Texas 77030

USA

Application Process

We require our fellowship applicants to register through the San Francisco Match Program, and we request at least 3 letters of recommendation (Chairman; Residency Program Director; and another faculty mentor) in addition to an updated CV.

Please forward application material to Valerie Chua at vbchua@texaschildrenshospital.org

Department Details

Number of Faculty Staff

5

Number of Residents

3

Number of Fellows

1

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures

1,000

Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, USA

Fellowship Types Available

Clinical

Academic/Lab based

Observer

Duration of Fellowship

12 months

Fellowship Program Director

Alan R. Cohen, MD, FACS, FAAP
Neurosurgeon-in-Chief
Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Boston Children’s Hospital
Franc D. Ingraham Professor of Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
617-355-1484 (office)
617-730-0906 (fax)

 

 

Department Details

Number of Faculty Staff

6

Number of Residents

4

Number of Fellows

1

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures

900

Children's Hospital of Alabama, Birmingham, USA

Fellowship Types Available

Clinical

Duration of Fellowship

12 months

Requirements

Must be graduate of accredited North American Neurosurgical Residency Program

Fellowship Program Director

W Jerry Oakes

Division of Neurosurgery

Univerisity of Alabama School of Medicine

510 Twentieth Street South

1060 Faculty Office Tower

Birmingham, AL 35294-3410

USA

Application Process

Apply through San Francisco match 

Department Details

Number of Faculty Staff

3

Number of Residents

 

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures

1000

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, USA

Fellowship Types Available

Clinical

Duration of Fellowship

12 months

Requirements

Must be graduate of accredited North American Neurosurgical Residency Program

Fellowship Program Director

Leslie Sutton

Division of Neurosurgery

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

34th Street and Civic Centre Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19104

USA

Application Process

Apply through San Francisco match 

Department Details

Number of Faculty Staff

3

Number of Residents

2

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures

950

Children's Medical Centre Dallas, USA

Fellowship Types Available

Clinical

Duration of Fellowship

1-2 years commencing July

Requirements

Medical Qualifications

Financial Support

Salary

Fellowship Program Director

Dale M Swift

Children’s Medical Centre Dallas

1935 Medical District

Dallas

USA

dswift@nsfc.us

Application Process

Email program director

Previous Post Holders

Available on request

Department Details

Number of Faculty Staff

5

Number of Residents

1

Number of Fellows

2

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures

1000

Faculty Staff and Specialist Interests

Dale M Swift – Neuroendoscopy, Chiari Malformations, CSF Disorders

Frederick Sklar – Hydrocephalus

Bradley Weprin – Tumors, Stereotactic Radiosurgery

David Sacco – Disorders of the Cervical Spine, Trauma

Angela Price – Epilepsy

Comer Children's Hospital, Chicago, USA

Fellowship Types Available

Clinical

Duration of Fellowship

12 months

Financial Support

Salary

Requirements

Must be graduate of accredited North American Neursurgical Residency Training Program 

Fellowship Program Director

David Frim, MD, PhD

5841 S. Maryland Ave. MC 3026

Chicago, IL 60637

USA

Application Process

Apply through San Francisco match

Department Details

Number of Faculty Staff

10

Number of Residents

11

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures

450

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA

Fellowship Types Available

Clinical

Duration of Fellowship

12 months 

Financial Support

Partial

Fellowship Program Director

George Jallo

Johns Hopkins

600 N. Wolfe Street

Harvey 811

Baltimore

USA

gjallo1@jhmi.edu

Application Process

Apply to program director 

Department Details

Number of Faculty Staff

4

Number of Residents

3

Number of Fellows

1

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures

650 – 700

Faculty Staff and Specialist Interests

Benjamin Carson

George Jallo

Edward Ahn

Jon Weingart

LeBonnheur Children's Hospital, Memphis, USA

Fellowship Types Available

Clinical

Observer

Duration of Fellowship

1-12 months

Requirements

Observership: candidates should at minimum be a PGY 3 neurosurgery resident

Fellowship: candidates should have satisfactorily complted an ACGME accredited residency training program in neurological surgery (or the Canadian equivalent). Candidates should also be board-eligible for American Board of Neurological Surgery and eligible for a Tennessee medical license.

Financial Support

Salary

Occupational Health and Indemnity provided

Accommodation and Travel Expenses for 12-month fellowship

Accommodation and meals for observership but no salary

Fellowship Program Director

Frederick A Boop, MD

Le Bonnheur Children’s Hospital

777 Washington Avenue, Suite 335

Memphis, TN

USA

Email: faboop@aol.com

Web: http://uthsc-neurosurgery.com

Application Process

Fellowship application are accepted through ABPNS match

Observership applications are accepted online through St Jude Children’s Research Hospital International Outreach Program

Previous Post Holders

Training Dates    Name                                        Current Practice Location

1986–1987         Michael Muhlbauer                 Le Bonheur, Memphis, TN

1992–1993         David Donahue                        Cook Children’s, Fort Worth, TX

1993–1994         Bill Boydston                            Scottish Rite-Atlanta, GA

1994–1995         Ian Pople                                   Bristol, England

1995–1996         Stephanie Einhaus                   Le Bonheur, Memphis, TN

1996–1997         Chris Troup                               Columbia, SC

1998–1999         George Malcolm                      Bristol, England

1999–2000        Tim Burson                               Baptist Hospital, Little Rock, AR

2000–2001        Renatta Osterdoch                  Swedish Hospital, Denver, CO

2001–2002         John Honeycutt                      Cook Children’s, Fort Worth, TX

2002–2003         Julian Lin                                University of Southern Illinois, Peoria, IL

2003–2004         Michael Taylor                        Hospital for Sick Kids, Toronto, Ontario

2005–2006         Naina Gross                             University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK

2006–2007         Marike Zweinenberg-Lee      UC Davis, Sacramento, CA

2007–2008         Michael Tobias                        New York Medical College, Weschester, NY

2008–2009         Kristian Aquilina                    Great Ormond Street, London

2009–2010         Christina Notarriani               LSU-Shreveport, LA

2010–2011           Mason Shifflet                        University of Mississippi, Jackson, MS

2011–2012            Scott Wait                               Charlotte, NC

2012–2013            Mark Van Poppel                  Current Fellow

Department Details

Number of Faculty Staff

5

Number of Residents

12

Number of Fellows

1

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures

875

Faculty Staff and Specialist Interests

Dr. Boop completed a fellowship in epilepsy and functional neurosurgery at the University of Minnesota in 1989 under Robert Maxwell, MD, and a pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences under William Chadduck, MD, in 1990.  His current practice focuses on neuro-oncology, epilepsy surgery, and cranio-facial surgery.

Dr. Einhaus completed a fellowship in the division of pediatric neurosurgery at the University of Tennessee in 1996.  She currently specializes in hydrocephalus, neuro-endoscopy, and pediatric epilepsy surgery.

Dr Fernandez specializes in spinal deformity and peripheral nerve surgery. He is also expert in pediatric neuro-critical care and trauma.

Dr Klimo completed a pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital.  His current practice focuses on neuro-oncology, image-guided surgery, and hydrocephalus. Dr Klimo also holds an MPH in clinical trials and is our director of resident research and education, mentoring both fellows and residents on clinical research and trial design.

Dr. Muhlbauer completed a pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at the University of Tennessee in 1987.  He specializes in pediatric spine surgery, neuro-trauma, and neuro-critical care. He also cares for all the children with cancer of the spine at St Jude Children’s Cancer Hospital. He has additional fellowship training in peripheral nerve surgery (under Dr. David Kline) and specializes in peripheral nerve repair and brachial plexus reconstruction.

 Fellowship Structure

The UTHSC Pediatric Neurosurgery fellowship is located at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN, and draws from the pediatric patient populations of Le Bonheur, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and the Semmes-Murphey Clinic.

All pediatric neuro-oncology operations for St. Jude patients are performed at Le Bonheur. Referrals to St Jude are regional, coming from across the mid-South and national and international. The strength of the program is the pediatric neuro-oncology program, although the program has a nationally ranked epilepsy and spine program. Additionally, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital is the only Level I pediatric trauma center in the region, drawing emergency referrals from a 5-state area. The program has a dedicated 6-bed neuro-intensive care unit co-directed by Dr. Frederick Boop and one of the critical care intensivists, which serves as the clinical base for the pediatric neurosurgical fellow.

The fellowship’s parent program is the UTHSC Neurosurgery Residency Program. The program performs approximately 800 cases per year with 4 full-time faculty members. Dr. Robert Sanford is a professor emeritus but still participates in teaching conferences and clinical research.

The pediatric neurosurgery fellowship is a 12-month post-residency program during which fellows gain experience in pediatric neurosurgery clinical activities. Based on his/her level of experience, the fellow will either lead the neurosurgical team or work as team members with faculty and senior-level residents from the neurosurgery residency program. The service is run by the fellow and one PGY-3 or PGY-4 resident from the UTHSC neurosurgery residency program. The fellow oversees the service; typically the fellow cares for the patients of 2 of the 4 faculty members while the resident cares for the patients of the other 2 faculty members. The resident and fellow will then switch attending physician’s services every month, ensuring that each trainee obtains a balanced learning experience from all faculty members. In many instances the fellow and the resident perform surgery together while the faculty observes and teaches.

 International Neurosurgery Experience

The fellow is also given the option of spending two weeks of the fellowship working with Dr. Leland Albright in Kejabe, Kenya. During this 2-week period, the fellow will typically perform 30 operations, primarily ETV for hydrocephalus and myelomeningocele repair. This gives the fellow the opportunity to experience pediatric neurosurgery in a third-world setting and to learn the value of participating in international education.

Outpatient Clinics

The fellow is encouraged to attend the private clinic of the faculty at Semmes-Murphey on a regular basis to learn outpatient non-surgical management of childhood neurosurgical problems. Drs. Frederick Boop and Paul Klimo also have weekly multi-disciplinary brain tumor clinics at St Jude.

 Didactics

The program participates in a weekly multi-disciplinary pediatric epilepsy conference, a bi-weekly multidisciplinary spina bifida clinic at Le Bonheur, a monthly multi-disciplinary craniofacial clinic with Plastic Surgery, and a weekly multi-disciplinary neuro-oncology conference at St Jude.

Research and Scholarly Activity

Fellows are also required to participate in research conducted at both Le Bonheur and St. Jude. Every oncology patient is enrolled in a clinical protocol for research purposes. Fellows assist with informed consent, data gathering, and writing papers with faculty and fellows of other related specialties, such as radiology, neurology, ophthalmology, etc. Those fellows with an interest in basic science research are given the opportunity to spend one day per week working in the neuro-oncology either the lab of Richard Gilbertson MD, PhD, or Suzanne Baker, PhD, at St Jude and will participate in manuscript preparation as part of their research. Each fellow is expected to produce a minimum of 2 manuscripts during his fellowship and to present a platform presentation at the Joint Pediatric Section meeting.

 Faculty Mentoring Experience

The fellowship program was begun by Dr. Robert Sanford in 1992, which soon added Drs. Michael Muhlbauer and Stephanie Einhaus—both of whom have worked within the division since completion of their fellowships—as faculty. Dr. Frederick Boop joined the faculty in 1999 and assumed the position of Division Chief. Dr. Julius Fernandez joined the faculty in 2005 and Dr. Paul Klimo joined in 2010. All of the faculty, except for Dr. Fernandez, have completed pediatric neurosurgery fellowships and are board certified by the ABPNS and are members of the ASPN. Dr. Fernandez completed fellowships in peripheral nerve (under Dr. David Kline) and in spinal deformity (under Dr. Larry Lenke).

The faculty team has trained 20 pediatric neurosurgical fellows both nationally and internationally, most of whom have gone on to run programs at major pediatric teaching hospitals across the country.

Miami Children's Hospital, Miami, FL, USA

Fellowship Types Available

Clinical

Observer

Duration of Fellowship

12 months

Requirements

USMLE

ECFMG certifiate, if applicable

Financial Support

Salary

Fellowship Program Director

Sanjiv Bhatia, M.D.

Miami Children’s Hospital

3301 SW 62 Avenue

Miami USA

sanjiv.bhatia@mch.com

Application Process

Please locate the application and application instructions at:  http:www.mch.com/neurosurgeryfellowship

Previous Post Holders

Sanjiv Bhatia

Ryan Trombly

Faiz Ahmad

Ernesto Coscarella

Tadashi Miyagawa

Garrett Zoeller

Parthasarathi Chamiraju

Adetola Roberts

Alexander Weil

Department Details 

Number of Faculty Staff

4

Number of Residents

1

Number of Fellows

1

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures

550

Faculty Staff and Specialist Interests

John Ragheb – cranoifacial, spinal tumors, epilepsy

Sanjiv Bhatia – epilepsy, brain tumors, endoscopy, brachial plexus

Toba Niazi – endoscopy, brain tumors, spinal dysraphism

Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, USA

Fellowship Types Available

Clinical

Duration of Fellowship

12 months

Requirements

Must be graduate of accredited North American Neurosurgical Residency Training Program

Fellowship Program Director

Corey Raffel

Department of Neurosurgery

Nationwide Children’s Hospital

700 Children’s Drive

Columbus

Ohio 43205

USA

Application Process

Apply through San Francisco match 

Department Details 

Number of Faculty Staff

2

Number of Residents

2 

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures

850

Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, IN, USA

Fellowship Types Available

Clinical

Duration of Fellowship

12 months

Requirements

Must be graduate of accredited  North American Neurosurgical Residency Training Program

Fellowship Program Director

Jodi L Smith

Riley Hosiptal for Children at Indiana University Health

705 Barnhill Drive, Ste 1134

Indianapolis

USA

jodlsmit@iupui.edu

Application Process

Please contact Velda Green for this information – vcgreen@iupui.edu

Department Details

Number of Faculty Staff

4

Number of Residents

2

Number of Fellows

1

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures

900

Faculty Staff and Specialist Interests

Jodi L. Smith – epilepsy surgery, moyamoya, brain and spinal cord tumors

Joel C. Boaz – stereotactic, tethered spinal cord

Laurie L. Ackerman – craniofacial

Daniel Fulkerson – spine

St Louis Children's Hospital, St Louis, USA

Fellowship Types Available

Clinical Fellow

Observer

Duration of Fellowship

Clinical Fellow:  1 year

Observer: 1-2 months

Requirements

Completion of neurosurgery training

Occupational Health clearance

Financial Support

Clinical Fellow: Fellowship stipend/salary

Observer: No support available

Fellowship Program Director

Co-directors: T.S. Park and David Limbrick

St Louis Children’s Hospital

Department of Neurosurgery

1 Children’s Place

St Louis

USA

park@wustl.edu

limbrickd1@wudosis.wustl.edu

Application Process

Apply to program director with CV and two letters of reference

Department Details

Number of Faculty Staff

4

Number of Residents

2

Number of Fellows

1

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures

850

Faculty Staff and Specialist Interests

TS Park – selective dorsal rhizotomy, birth brachial plexus injury

Jeffrey Leonard  – neuro-oncology, pediatric spine

Mathew Smyth – epilepsy surgery, craniosynostosis, gamma knife

David Limbrick – epilepsy surgery, pediatric spine

UCSD - Rady Children's Hospital San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA

Fellowship Types Available

Fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery

Duration of Fellowship

12 months

Requirements

For ASPN accreditation: Must be graduate of accredited North American Neurosurgical Residency Program

For international observers of various duration: Must have funding from their primary institution

Financial Support

For ASPN accreditation: Funding provided by the University of California San Diego

Fellowship Program Director

Michael L Levy, MD, PhD, FACS

Department of Neurosurgery

8010 Frost Street, 502

San Diego, CA 92123

USA

Phone: (858) 966-8574

Fax: (858) 966-7930

Email: mlevy@chsd.org

Application Process

For ASPN accreditation: Apply through San Francisco match

For international observers: Apply through Dr. Levy at above address

Duration of Fellowship

For ASPN accreditation: 12 months

For international observers: Various durations

Department Details

Number of Faculty Staff

2

Number of Residents

2 per year

Number of Fellows

1 ASPN accredited Fellow per year

1-2 International Fellows per year

Annual Number of Neurosurgical Procedures

>650