Monument Valley in Arizona

Neurosurgical Oncology Fellowship

About Our Fellowship

Qualified applicants for the Neurosurgical Oncology Fellowship Program have graduated from either an AOA or ACGME-accredited neurosurgery residency program. Foreign-trained applicants must hold a valid ECFMG certificate and must have had at least 36-months of accredited post-graduate training in the US.

Neurosurgical Oncology Fellowship Program Description

This 1-year neurosurgery fellowship is comprised of a multidisciplinary clinical experience within neuro-oncology combined with an emphasis on surgical trialing. This fellowship is accredited by the Society of Neurological Surgeons and accepts one fellow per academic year. Candidates are encouraged to apply 1-2 years before the anticipated start of fellowship training.

Neurosurgical Oncology Fellowship Program Goals

Graduates of the neurosurgical oncology fellowship will have gained advanced knowledge in multimodal treatment paradigms for complex brain tumor patients and developed expertise in surgical trialing.  The successful graduate will be well prepared for careers in academic neurosurgery and subspecialty practice.

Clinical Duties

Fellows become an integral part of the Department of Neurosurgery and actively participate in the training and education of residents and medical students. Fellows are expected to share call with the attending physicians and to be on call for complicated cases or postoperative complications. Fellows manage the pre- and postoperative care of patients in surgical and outpatient clinic settings.

Neurosurgical Oncology Fellowship Director

Nader Sanai, MD
J.N. Harber Professor of Neurological Surgery
Director, Division of Neurosurgical Oncology
Director, Ivy Brain Tumor Center

Program Coordinator

Rima Woo
Neurosurgical Oncology Fellowship Program Coordinator
(602) 406-6489