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||Cornell Minimally Invasive Skull Base and Neuro-Oncology Fellowship|
|Fellowship Director||Theodore H. Schwartz MD|
|Contact Name for Applications||Theodore H. Schwartz MD|
|Number of Fellows Accepted Per Year||1|
|Duration||6 months to 1 year|
|Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training (CAST) Accredited||No|
|Salaried Position||Yes- contact Program Director for more information|
|Accept Foreign Medical Graduates (outside US & Canada)||No|
|Fellowship Program Description:|
The Cornell Endoscopic Skull Base Program was started in 2003 and will be entering its 20th anniversary at the end of this year. The program was begun by myself and Dr. Vijay Anand and has grown to include additional ENT and neurosurgery faculty. More recently oculoplastics has come on board to help grow our transorbital practice. Our philosophy is to try to approach anterior and middle fossa skull base pathology with a minimal access approach and leverage endoscopy to achieve our goals. We work very closely with our neuro-endocrinology colleagues in our Pituitary Center. As a fellow, you will participate in all operative cases and attend the biweekly pituitary conference. Fellows also cover other skull base and neuro-oncology cases performed by the fellowship director, which includes a general neuro-oncology practice of gliomas, meningiomas and metastases. Techniques such as 5-ALA, awake mapping, LITT, Gamma Knife and brachytherapy are employed as needed. The fellow will also attend the weekly neuro-oncology conferences in which cases are discussed along with the neuro-oncologists, neuropathologists, neuro-radiologists. Cornell has a functioning cadaver dissection laboratory run by Antonio Benardo. Fellows will be provided an injected head to practice their skills and additional heads should a research project be pursued. Fellows are expected to publish clinical articles and all patients' records and films are easily accessible in the electronic medical record.