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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
|Institution||University of Pittsburgh Medical Center|
|Title of Fellowship||Open and Endoscopic Cranial Base Surgery|
|Fellowship Director||Paul Gardner, MD and Georgios A. Zenonos, MD|
|Program Coordinator's Name||Mary Jo Tutchko|
|Contact Name for Applications||Mary Jo Tutchko|
|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)||No|
|Fellowship Program Description:|
The University of Pittsburgh has the first skull base program established in North America. The program and neurosurgery fellowship are based on collaboration between neurosurgery and subspecialists including: rhinology and head and neck surgery, neuro-otology, oculoplastic surgery and plastic surgery. These collaborations are the cornerstone for the innovative approaches which are the hallmark of this program. With its lineage in developing the initial field and approaches of skull base surgery extending to the revitalization of skull base surgery as one of the key centers behind the Endoscopic Endonasal Approach, this program and fellowship continue to innovate via minimally invasive corridors, such as transorbital and keyhole approaches, while appropriately applying standard skull base approaches.
Fellows will have unique access to a large volume of skull base pathologies and be exposed to the full range of traditional and modern, minimally invasive approaches. In addition, the program has a dedicated didactic program including dedicated cadaver head dissection, weekly film and planning conference, monthly video case review and quarterly journal club. The fellows will also be both students and assistant faculty for the world-renowned Pittsburgh skull base course. Finally, a large clinical database as well as access to a myriad of basic science resources allow fellows to promote their individual research interests based on their unique skill sets.