The membership of the North American Skull Base Society (NASBS) is a tremendous resource for the training of fellows, who are the future of the development of our specialty. The society has developed a registry of skull base fellowships that are offered by the society membership.
The society recognizes that we are a diverse and multidisciplinary group comprised of several different specialties, all of whom have significant interest and focus in the management of skull base neoplasia. Likewise, the nature and character of the various fellowships will represent and reflect their differences. In addition, we recognize that there will be variation between individual fellowship experiences resulting from the differences in the preceptor’s approaches and practices.
To post a Fellowship, please go to the Fellowship Registry Entry Form. You must be a member of NASBS to add a Fellowship to the Registry.
Please contact NASBS Executive Director, Paula Kupiec, at firstname.lastname@example.org to make edits or to add a fellowship listing. To apply for Fellowship training, please contact the program directly.
|Title of Fellowship||Oto Anterior/Anterolateral Skull Base|
|Contact Name for Applications||Erin McKean, MD|
|Location||Ann Arbor, MI|
|Date Fellowship Established||07/01/1999|
|Fellowship Director||Erin McKean, MD|
Lawrence Marentette, MD
|Required Prior Training Program|
|Required Prior Training Program Other||n/a|
|Accept Foreign Medical Graduates (outside US & Canada)||No|
|Residency Training in US/Canada Required||Yes|
|Percentage of Fellow Workload that is Skull Base||80|
|Number of Fellows Accepted Per Year||1|
|Salaried Position||Yes- contact Program Director for more information|
|Night and Weekend Call||Yes|
|Estimated Nights Per Month||4|
|Open Cranial Base|
|Endonasal Cranial Base|
|Sagittal Plane (excluding pituitary)||30|
|Transpterygoid/ Coronal Plane||15|
|Craniofacial Anomalies/ Reconstructive|
|Craniofacial Anomalies/ Reconstructive||10|
|Regional, Pedicled Flap Repair||25|
|Free Flap Repair||5+|
|Cerebral Vascular Surgery|
|Anatomical Dissection Laboratory|
Fellow is expected to teach Otolaryngology and Neurosurgery residents during annual skull base dissection course. Access to temporal bone lab and medical school anatomy lab.
|Laboratory Research Opportunities|
Fellows are expected to be engaged in scholarly activity throughout the fellowship year and have time set aside for research and teaching. Fellows are expected to submit an abstract for the NASBS annual meeting and are expected to submit at least one paper to a peer-reviewed journal during the fellowship year. Research options include: clinical research (large skull base prospective database), clinical trials, or basic research in genomics, tumor markers, head and neck oncology.
|Fellowship Institution Website||umich.edu|
Scott McLean, MD
|Additional Features of the Fellowship|
Our fellowship includes collaboration with OMFS and Oculoplastics colleagues.
|Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training (CAST) Accredited||No|
|How to apply|
The fellowship is currently in transition. For 2019-2020 and 2020-2021, the best mechanism is to apply to UM's Head and Neck micro fellowship (fellowship director Kelly Malloy, MD) through AHNS. We can accomodate specialized training in skull base surgery. We anticipate the fellowship to be fully restructured by the 2021-2022 cycle with case numbers and training as above. Email Lidia Timm, admin assistant for Dr. McKean, at email@example.com.