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||Vancouver Neuro-Rhinology (Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery) & Advanced Rhinology Fellowship|
|Contact Name for Applications||Dr. Arif Janjua|
|Date Fellowship Established||07/01/2013|
|Fellowship Director||Dr. Arif Janjua|
Dr. Peter Gooderham (Neurosurgery)
|Required Prior Training Program|
|Required Prior Training Program Other||None|
|Accept Foreign Medical Graduates (outside US & Canada)||Yes|
|Foreign Medical Graduates Eligibility Requirements|
The eligible candidate must have sufficient knowledge and technical skills to manage routine Otolaryngology patients without supervision. The fellowship position requires the applicant to have completed residency training in Otolaryngology and to have successfully passed (or at minimum, be eligible to write) licensing examinations in their country of origin. The fellowship is open to Canadian Otolaryngologists, as well as non-Canadian trained Otolaryngologists who are able to obtain an educational Visa for Canada and an educational medical license for the province of British Columbia.
|Residency Training in US/Canada Required||No|
|Percentage of Fellow Workload that is Skull Base||33|
|Number of Fellows Accepted Per Year||1|
|Salaried Position||Yes - partial funding|
|Night and Weekend Call||No|
|Average Operative Skull Base Cases Per Year||60|
|Open Cranial Base|
|Anterior||Data not available|
|Anterolateral/Infratemporal||Data not available|
|Posterior||Data not available|
|Endonasal Cranial Base|
|Sagittal Plane (excluding pituitary)||20|
|Transpterygoid/ Coronal Plane||5-10|
|Craniofacial Anomalies/ Reconstructive|
|Craniofacial Anomalies/ Reconstructive||Data not available|
|Regional, Pedicled Flap Repair||50 (NSF)|
|Cerebral Vascular Surgery|
|Anatomical Dissection Laboratory|
|Laboratory Research Opportunities|
As desired by fellow.
|Fellowship Institution Website||american-rhinologic.org|
Eli Akbari 2013-14
Bassam Hanna 2014-15
Javier Ospina 2015-16
Jaime Viera 2016-17
Vinay Varadarajan 2017-18
Rishi Sharma 2018-19
|Additional Features of the Fellowship|
Approximately 250-300 endoscopic sino-nasal cases per year, including:
|Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training (CAST) Accredited||No|
|How to apply|
Applications should be submitted via the SF match (www.sfmatch.org) or to Dr. Janjua, and include the following:
• An updated curriculum vitae.
Dr. Arif Janjua, MD FRCS(C)