Education : Fellowships

Available Fellowship Positions

Cerebrovascular/Skullbase Fellowship

Provides a one-year fellowship with Jacques J. Morcos, M.D. (Co-Director), M.D., Samy A. Elhammady, M.D., and (Co-Director) Eric C. Peterson M.D. in the surgical management of neurovascular disorders and complex skull base tumors. Cllinical experience includes exposure to entire spectrum (bypasses, aneurysms, AVMs, endonasal endoscopy, traditional open skull base and others). May be combined with an additional two year endovascular fellowship. Opportunities for clinical research are available. Next opening for academic year 2014-2015.

Endovascular Fellowship

Provides a one to two year combined fellowship under (Co-Director)Samy A. Elhammady, M.D., (Co-Director) Eric C. Peterson M.D., and Dileep R. Yavagal in the endovascular intervention and management of cerebrovascular disorders. We provide a large volume of cases involving vascular, tumor, stroke, and pediatric pathologies. Opportunities for clinical research are also available. Next opening for academic year 2013-2014.

Neurooncology Fellowship

Provides a one-year multidisciplinary fellowship under the direction of Ricardo Komotar, M.D. and Ronald Benveniste, M.D., in the area of surgical neurooncology and advanced training in the treatment of primary and metastatic brain and spinal cord tumors. Clinical experience will include both open surgery and radiosurgery. The fellow also will gain experience in related disciplines. There are daily neuroradiology rounds and weekly combined tumor board conferences with neurology, radiation therapy, and neuropathology. Research opportunities are strongly encouraged involving clinical trials, prospective and retrospective database review, as well as translational basic science projects within the University of Miami Brain Tumor Initiative. Next opening for academic year 2015-2016.

Neurotrauma/Neurocritical Care Fellowship

Provides a one-year fellowship under the direction of M. Ross Bullock, M.D., Ph.D. and Jonathan R. Jagid, M.D., in the management of neurotrauma, and neurocritical care, as applied to Trauma. Over 250 trauma craniotomies per year. Opportunities for clinical research and lab studies in neuroprotection, spinal cord injury and stem cell biology are available. Next opening for academic year 2013-2014.

Spine Surgery Fellowship

Provides training for one year learning advanced techniques in spinal surgery including minimally invasive, spinal deformity, trauma, degenerative and tumors. Over two thousand spinal cases are performed annually. The spine fellowship trainees work closely with Barth A. Green, M.D., Allan D. Levi, M.D., Ph.D., Howard B. Levene, M.D., Ph.D., Ryan S. Trombly, M.D., Steven Vanni, D.O. and Michael Y. Wang, M.D. Research opportunities are available in both clinical and basic sciences within the laboratories of the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. Next opening for academic year 2013-2014.

Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship

This is a one-year clinical fellowship which includes extensive exposure to all major areas of pediatric neurosurgery. The Fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowships and qualifies otherwise eligible applicants to pursue certification by the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery (ABPNS). Our faculty, Dr. John Ragheb, Dr. Sanjiv Bhatia, Dr. David Sandberg, and Dr. Glenn Morrison are all fellowship-trained and board-certified by both the ABNS and the ABPNS. MCH has, perhaps, the largest national experience in the surgical treatment of epilepsy in young children and is one of the busiest referral centers in the country for pediatric brain tumors. MCH also boasts widely recognized surgical programs for craniosynostosis, craniofacial syndromes, spasticity, and spina bifida. Next opening for 2012-2013.

To Apply

If you are interested in applying for a Fellowship, you must have completed an accredited Residency Program in Neurological Surgery to qualify. Please contact the Neurosurgery Office via email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and specify your preferred academic year and fellowship subspecialty.