Skull Base Surgery Fellowship Program

About the Program

This one-year fellowship program is designed to provide training in the latest advancements in skull base surgery. Although the majority of surgical approaches are endoscopic (90%), the fellowship will also provide exposure to traditional anterior and lateral approaches to the cranial base.

Surgical experience will be augmented by anatomical dissections of cadaveric specimens in the laboratory and participation in ongoing dissection courses and local meetings. Time will be allotted for research that results in presentation at national meetings and publications.

Program Goals and Objectives

Goals and objectives of the fellowship program:

  • Understand the evaluation of patients with pathology involving the cranial base
  • Recall anatomical relationships of the cranial base
  • Learn open and endoscopic approaches to the cranial base and acquire surgical skills
  • Develop comprehensive treatment plan for patients with pathology of the cranial base
  • Participate in educational activities
  • Conduct clinical research
  • Present at local and national meetings
  • Publish at least one paper dealing with a topic in cranial base surgery

U.S. applicants must be either:

  • Board Certified
  • Eligible for certification in otolaryngology

International applicants must have:

  • USMLE certification
    • Steps 1
    • 2CK
    • 2CS 3

All applicants must be eligible for licensure to practice medicine in the State of Pennsylvania.

How To Apply

For more information on how to apply for the Cranial Base Surgery fellowship, email Mary Jo Tutchko or call 412-647-8186.

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