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 Kupiec, at [email protected].
|Title of Fellowship||Oregon Health & Science University Advanced Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery Fellowship|
|Contact Name for Applications||Timothy Smith, MD, MPH|
|Date Fellowship Established||07/01/2003|
|Fellowship Director||Timothy Smith, MD, MPH|
Timothy Smith, MD, MPH
|Required Prior Training Program|
|Required Prior Training Program Other||Board Eligible Otolaryngologist|
|Accept Foreign Medical Graduates (outside US & Canada)||Yes|
|Foreign Medical Graduates Eligibility Requirements|
Must have completed a US residency and be a BC/BE Otolaryngologist to obtain an Oregon medical license.
|Residency Training in US/Canada Required||Yes|
|Percentage of Fellow Workload that is Skull Base||40%|
|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||3-4 weeks per year|
|Average Operative Skull Base Cases Per Year||150|
|Open Cranial Base|
|Endonasal Cranial Base|
|Sagittal Plane (excluding pituitary)||25|
|Transpterygoid/ Coronal Plane||25|
|Craniofacial Anomalies/ Reconstructive|
|Regional, Pedicled Flap Repair||10-15|
|Cerebral Vascular Surgery|
|Anatomical Dissection Laboratory|
OHSU has an active cadaveric laboratory program with a full endoscopy suite. Three courses are undertaken during the year (1- advanced rhinology, 2-endoscopic skull base with otolaryngology and neurosurgery, 3- carotid artery injury model with otolaryngology, neurosurgery and anesthesia). Additionally, neurosurgery has 3 open skull base courses which are available to the fellow.
|Laboratory Research Opportunities|
Anatomy lab research is available to all interested fellows.
|Fellowship Institution Website||ohsu.edu|
See our website: https://www.ohsu.edu/xd/health/services/ent/training/fellowship-training/sinus_fellowship.cfm
|Additional Features of the Fellowship|
Please see our fellowship website: https://www.ohsu.edu/xd/health/services/ent/training/fellowship-training/sinus_fellowship.cfm
Patient Care We offer a compassionate and effective approach to patient care through our expert team of professionals
Education We take a collaborative approach to training and mentoring future leaders in the specialty
Research We value the future of rhinology, sinus and skull base surgery, and this inspires internationally recognized research
Collaboration and Teamwork Our team includes a dedicated Rhinology Physician Assistant, full time Clinical Research Coordinator and Biostatistician, Medical Assistant, and clinic and surgery scheduling specialists who collaborate to set the standard for patient satisfaction.
This one year Fellowship provides comprehensive training in medical and surgical rhinology, sinus and skull base surgery in the setting of a tertiary academic practice. Fellows receive comprehensive surgical training in advanced techniques, including revision sinus surgery, frontal sinus surgery, orbital surgery, surgery for sinonasal malignancies and both endosopic and open skull base surgery. Multidisciplinary surgical collaboration involving neurosurgery, oculoplastic surgery, and facial plastic surgery is emphasized. Fellows receive a faculty appointment at the instructor level and are actively engaged in all aspects of the department’s teaching program, including resident education, grand rounds, and teaching in the clinic and operating room. Fellows carry an independent rhinology-specific clinic and surgical caseload with increasing autonomy as the year progresses. One-on-one mentoring is highly emphasized and mentored research, writing, and presentation are highlighted.
Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in over 100 endoscopic skull base cases per year plus an addition 30-50 open skull base cases. Endoscopic cases involve the full spectrum of saggital and coronal planes plus orbital surgery. Open cases involve approaches to intracranial tumors, advanced sinonasal malignancies, complex sinus surgery and regional skull base reconstruction.
The primary faculty includes Drs. Smith, Detwiller, and Geltzeiler. Dr. Smith has a broad clinical practice and oversees clinical research. Dr. Detwiller has a broad clinical practice that includes the VA and she has special interest in office based rhinology and otolaryngic allergy programs which she oversees. Dr. Geltzeiler completed fellowship training in both advanced cranial base surgery and advanced head & neck oncologic surgery. He therefore focuses on that aspect of our program.
Opportunities to participate in funded clinical research and basic science/translational research programs are unparalleled and plentiful research time and resources will be provided. The Fellowship includes salary/benefit package with medical and retirement benefits.
Diversity of Cases:
Requirements for Appointment
Applicants must be board-eligible/board-certified and satisfy requirements for
Applicants must have strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. Applicants must also excel working as a part of a collaborative and dynamic team. Additionally, strong presentation and leadership skills are preferred.
Please submit required materials through SF Match.
Deadline for Application
Per Rhinology SF Match Program requirements.
About Portland, Oregon:
Portland offers a wide variety of activities, ranging from downtown cultural entertainment to sporting events, and public markets to beautiful hiking opportunities. Portland is also near several popular skiing & camping destinations. The city is clean and has a nationally-recognized public transportation system, which makes for great livability. Portland also boasts a low cost of living and plentiful activities for families.
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|Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training (CAST) Accredited||No|
|Fellowship Approved By|
|How to apply|
Applications are through the SF Match. https://sfmatch.org/SpecialtyInsideAll.aspx?id=4&typ=1&name=Rhinology
For additional questions, please reach out the fellowship director Dr. Timothy Smith.