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@example.com.
|Title of Fellowship||Advanced Endoscopic & Open Skull Base Surgery|
|Contact Name for Applications||Jacqueline Bell|
|Date Fellowship Established||07/01/2014|
|Fellowship Director||Pablo Recinos, M.D.|
Pablo Recinos, M.D. - Section Head, Skull Base Surgery
|Required Prior Training Program|
|Required Prior Training Program Other||Neurosurgery|
|Accept Foreign Medical Graduates (outside US & Canada)||Yes|
|Foreign Medical Graduates Eligibility Requirements|
1. A certified copy of current ECFMG certification and qualifying exam results
2 H1b Visa is required in order to obtain an Ohio Medical
|Residency Training in US/Canada Required||No|
|Percentage of Fellow Workload that is Skull Base||95%|
|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||1 in 4 weekends|
|Average Operative Skull Base Cases Per Year||205|
|Open Cranial Base|
|Lateral (temporal bone)||20|
|Endonasal Cranial Base|
|Sagittal Plane (excluding pituitary)||30|
|Transpterygoid/ Coronal Plane||10|
|Craniofacial Anomalies/ Reconstructive|
|Craniofacial Anomalies/ Reconstructive||5|
|Regional, Pedicled Flap Repair||10|
|Free Flap Repair||5|
|Cerebral Vascular Surgery|
|Anatomical Dissection Laboratory|
There is an on-site anatomical dissection laboratory were the fellow will get an opportunity to perform cadaveric dissections, both for didactic and for research purposes.
|Laboratory Research Opportunities|
The skull base clinical outcomes laboratory is composed of medical students, a research fellow and/or residents and they meet once a week. This is an ideal opportunity to become involved in a collaborative research environment and to perform research studies. There is an expectation of one scholarly work that will be submitted for publication by the end of the fellowship training year.
|Fellowship Institution Website||clevelandclinic.org|
Aaron Sigler, DO - Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Baton Rouge General Medical Center, Baton Rouge, LA (Graduated June 2016)
Danilo Silva, M.D. - Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Hofstray University, New York, NY (Graduated June 2017)
Paramita Das, M.D. - Assistant Professor at University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL (Graduated June 2018)
Hamid Borghei-Razavi, M.D. - Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida (Graduated June 2019)
Joao Paulo Almeida, M.D. - Neurosurgeon, Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL (Graduated 2020)
Pranay Soni, M.D. - Associate Staff, Cleveland Clinic (Graduated 2021)
Erion de Andrade, M.D. - Research Fellow, Cleveland Clinic (Graduated June 2022)
Sara Alsulaimani, M.D. - current fellow, Cleveland Clinic (expected graduation date - June 2023)
|Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training (CAST) Accredited||Yes|
|How to apply|
Please contact Jackie Bell