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.
To edit an entry, please log in under the Member credentials used to add the entry to the registry and make edits to the listing.
To apply for Fellowship training, please contact the program directly.
If you need assistance or have questions, please contact NASBS Executive Director, Paula Claborn, at [email protected].
|Title of Fellowship||University of Colorado Skull Base Fellowship|
|Contact Name for Applications||Jennifer Hasenbalg|
|Date Fellowship Established||07/01/2014|
|Fellowship Director||Dr. Samy Youssef M.D, PhD|
Dr. Kevin Lillehei
|Required Prior Training Program|
|Required Prior Training Program Other||N/A|
|Accept Foreign Medical Graduates (outside US & Canada)||Yes|
|Foreign Medical Graduates Eligibility Requirements|
USMLE Steps 1-3, ECFMG Certificate
|Residency Training in US/Canada Required||No|
|Percentage of Fellow Workload that is Skull Base||90%|
|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||2-3|
|Average Operative Skull Base Cases Per Year||200|
|Open Cranial Base|
|Anterior||Data not available|
|Anterolateral/Infratemporal||Data not available|
|Lateral (temporal bone)||Data not availanle|
|Posterior||Data not available|
|Endonasal Cranial Base|
|Pituitary/Sella||Data not available|
|Sagittal Plane (excluding pituitary)||Data not available|
|Transpterygoid/ Coronal Plane||Data not available|
|Transtemporal/ Transcochlear||Data not available|
|Middle fossa||Data not available|
|Retrosigmoid||Data not available|
|Craniofacial Anomalies/ Reconstructive|
|Craniofacial Anomalies/ Reconstructive||Data not available|
|Transcervical||Data not available|
|Transoral||Data not available|
|Cranioplasty||Data not available|
|Regional, Pedicled Flap Repair||Data not available|
|Free Flap Repair||Data not available|
|Gammaknife||Data not available|
|Cyberknife||Data not available|
|Cerebral Vascular Surgery|
|Cyberknife||Data not available|
|Transcranial||Data not available|
|Endovascular||Data not available|
|Laboratory Research Opportunities|
A time period of 12 months of fellowship training is spent in research activities in Skull Base.
•The fellow will actively participate in the research lab conducting Skull Base research.
•The fellowship program provides opportunities for the fellow to engage in research relative to the subspecialty.
•The fellow actively participates in scholarly activities and should contribute to the education of neurosurgery residents and medical students.
•The fellowship program has regular dedicated teaching conferences with participation of the fellow, the associated faculty, and residents of the sponsoring program. Participation of other affiliated disciplines is encouraged.
|Fellowship Institution Website||cuanschutz.edu|
|Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training (CAST) Accredited||No|
|How to apply|
Please send a letter of interest to Dr. Samy Youssef - [email protected]
Please send your CV, Personal Statement and 3 Letters of Recommendation to Jenny Hasenbalg- [email protected]