Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Brain and Skull Base Fellowships (2)

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Dr. Theodore H. Schwartz minimally invasive surgeryThe Department of Neurosurgery at Weill Cornell Medical College now offers two research fellowships in endoscopic brain and skull base surgery. These positions help fill the need many neurosurgeons-in-training have for in-depth exposure to minimally invasive techniques. Participating fellows will observe cases in the operating room and be involved in research projects including clinical reports and cadaveric dissection in the Weill Cornell Medical College’s advanced Surgical Innovations Laboratory for Skull Base Microneurosurgery.

The major objective of these neurosurgery fellowships is to advance the field, improve safety, and further define the surgical indications of intraventricular and skull base endoscopic neurosurgery. Investigative efforts will be distributed through published peer-reviewed works for the benefit of neurosurgeons worldwide. Participants are expected to spend a minimum of three months and will receive a stipend that is dependent upon their level of training.

These unprecedented opportunities will no doubt help to further the field of minimally invasive and endoscopic neurosurgery on both a national and international front.

One fellow concentrates on intraventricular neurosurgery, under the direction of Dr. Mark Souweidane, Vice Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center. The position is currently held by Dr. Silky Chotai of Ohio State University. Contact Dr. Souweidane for more information about this fellowship at 212-746-2363.

The second fellow focuses on transnasal approaches to skull base surgery, under the supervision of Dr. Theodore Schwartz, Professor of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and Director of the Center for Epilepsy and Pituitary Surgery and Co-Director of Surgical Neuro-oncology at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center. Contact Dr. Schwartz for more information about this fellowship at 212-746-5620.