The list of participating programs for the NASBS Neurosurgery Skull Base Fellowship Match Program is included below. Fellowship positions in this cycle will begin July 1, 2025. Applications closed at 11:59pm Pacific Time June 15, 2023.
Participating programs scheduled and held interviews July 1 through October 1
Certified Rank Orders lists were submitted by Monday, October 30, 2023
Scramble Day – Thursday, November 30, 2023
Match Day – Friday, December 1, 2023
The dates for the next match cycle will be announced in January 2024. In the meantime, applicants should note that prior to submitting your application, you should prepare your Letter of Intent, CV, and three Letters of Recommendation. Note: Letters of Recommendation can either be uploaded directly with the application or sent separately from the letter writers to email@example.com and the applicant’s name should be included in the subject line of the email with “LOR”.
Prospective Fellows: When ready, please proceed to the Match Application
|Title of Fellowship||Advanced Endoscopic & Open Skull Base Surgery|
|Fellowship Director||Pablo Recinos, M.D.|
|Program Coordinator's Name||Jacqueline Bell|
|Contact Name for Applications||Jacqueline Bell|
|Number of Fellows Accepted Per Year||1|
|Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training (CAST) Accredited||Yes|
|Salaried Position||Yes- contact Program Director for more information|
|Fellow needs to have full medical license||Yes|
|Accept Foreign Medical Graduates (outside US & Canada)||Yes|
|Foreign Medical Graduates Eligibility Requirements|
1. A certified copy of current ECFMG certification and qualifying exam results
2 H1b Visa is required in order to obtain an Ohio Medical
|Fellowship Program Description:|
The Cleveland Clinic Section of Skull Base Surgery is an interdisciplinary team led by neurosurgery and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and includes specialists from neuro-ophthalmology, endocrinology, neuro-oncology, and radiation oncology. It is one of the few centers in the United States that offers a comprehensive 360 degree set of approaches, including all approaches, such as: transcranial, transfacial, transorbital, and key hole approaches to skull base tumors. Clinically, the team see patients both nationally and internationally to approach some of the most complex problems in skull base surgery. Academically, the team is one of the premiere teams as demonstrated by their regular calls to present their work nationally and internationally.
In addition to the skull base training, we have a transition to practice model, where the fellow has progressively increased clinical responsibilities, including having independence with close collaboration for non-skull base general neurosurgery cases, to supplement the complex skull base learning. During the fellowship year, the fellow also actively participates in on-going research projects in conjunction with the skull base research team. The goal at the end of the fellowship is to have trained excellent surgeons who will be leaders in the subspecialty of skull base surgery, who will have a lifelong network of support to help treat patients with the most complex skull base pathologies.