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||Sydney Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery Fellowship|
|Contact Name for Applications||Richard Harvey|
|Date Fellowship Established||07/01/2009|
|Fellowship Director||Richard Harvey & Raewyn Campbell|
|Required Prior Training Program|
|Required Prior Training Program Other||Completion of US otolaryngology Residency or 6 years of UK residency training or equivalent|
|Accept Foreign Medical Graduates (outside US & Canada)||Yes|
|Foreign Medical Graduates Eligibility Requirements|
See AHPRA guidelines:
English levels required for those IMG coming from non-English medical training
no examinations required for 12mth post graduate training visa
|Residency Training in US/Canada Required||No|
|Percentage of Fellow Workload that is Skull Base||30-40%|
|Number of Fellows Accepted Per Year||1|
|Salaried Position||Yes- contact Program Director for more information|
|Night and Weekend Call||No|
|Average Operative Skull Base Cases Per Year||125|
|Open Cranial Base|
|Endonasal Cranial Base|
|Sagittal Plane (excluding pituitary)||30|
|Transpterygoid/ Coronal Plane||20|
|Craniofacial Anomalies/ Reconstructive|
|Regional, Pedicled Flap Repair||5|
|Free Flap Repair||5|
|Cerebral Vascular Surgery|
|Anatomical Dissection Laboratory|
|Laboratory Research Opportunities|
Yes - every year post the August live surgery and cadaver dissection workshop in Sydney
|Fellowship Institution Website||sydneyentclinic.com|
2009-2010 Daniel Timperley (NZ)
2016-17 RItter Sansoni (USA),
2017-18 Carolyn Coughlin(USA),
2018-19 Jessica Grayson (USA)
2019-2020João Gomes (Brazil)
2020-2021 Ashoke Khanwalkar(USA)
|Additional Features of the Fellowship|
Living in Sydney for 12 months
|Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training (CAST) Accredited||Yes|
|Fellowship Approved By|
|How to apply|
LL APPLICATIONS - FOR FELLOWSHIP - GO THROUGH THE SF MATCH PROGRAM (USMLEs not necessary)
Applications for observerships should be directed to Tori Black ([email protected]). We generally encourage interested visitors to attend a dissection course and stay for an observership to make the most of their trip. Most visiting observers stay for 3-6weeks. Please liaise with Tori Black.