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.
Please contact NASBS Executive Director, Paula Kupiec, at firstname.lastname@example.org to make edits or to add a fellowship listing. To apply for Fellowship training, please contact the program directly.
|Title of Fellowship||House Clinic Clinical Fellowship in Skull Base Surgery|
|Contact Name for Applications||Gregory P. Lekovic MD, PhD|
|Location||Santa Monica, CA|
|Date Fellowship Established||06/30/2018|
|Fellowship Director||Gregory P. Lekovic MD, PhD|
Gregory P. Lekovic MD, PhD (neurosurgery)
|Required Prior Training Program|
|Required Prior Training Program Other||n/a|
|Accept Foreign Medical Graduates (outside US & Canada)||Yes|
|Foreign Medical Graduates Eligibility Requirements|
Must be graduate of US training program
|Residency Training in US/Canada Required||Yes|
|Percentage of Fellow Workload that is Skull Base||80|
|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||No in-house call.|
|Average Operative Skull Base Cases Per Year||155|
|Open Cranial Base|
|Lateral (temporal bone)||120|
|Endonasal Cranial Base|
|Sagittal Plane (excluding pituitary)||10|
|Transpterygoid/ Coronal Plane||5|
|Craniofacial Anomalies/ Reconstructive|
|Craniofacial Anomalies/ Reconstructive||Data not available|
|Transcervical||Data not available|
|Transoral||Data not available|
|Endonasal||Data not available|
|Cranioplasty||Data not available|
|Regional, Pedicled Flap Repair||Data not available|
|Free Flap Repair||Data not available|
|Cerebral Vascular Surgery|
|Anatomical Dissection Laboratory|
Skull base laboratory dissection
Skull base laboratory dissection resources:
|Laboratory Research Opportunities|
Laboratory research may be conducted at partner institutions if desired.
2018-2019 Zachary Barnard MD
|Additional Features of the Fellowship|
Goals of fellowship:
The goals of this one-year fellowship are to gain a broad experience in the diagnosis and management of skull base pathologies with particular emphasis on lateral skull base.
Multiple learning opportunities will be provided, including
" clinical instruction
Anticipated fellow schedule/ weekly curriculum:
" 3 days a week operative experiences
The anticipated operative exposure will consist of surgical assisting or observation of approximately 150 skull base cases over the course of the year. In addition to the standard translabyrinthine, middle fossa, and retrosigmoid approaches for acoustic neuroma, the fellow will gain clinical and/ or laboratory dissection experience in less commonly skull base approaches/ procedures including, but not limited to:
" Auditory brainstem implantation
Thus, the fellow is expected to develop a "360 degree" understanding of approaches to the skull base. The fellow is also invited to participate in radiosurgery cases that are performed at the Pasadena Cyberknife center, with a typical volume of 2-4 cases per month.
Responsibilities include surgical assisting in surgery and routine post-operative care. The resident fellow will also be expected to participate in the care of general neurosurgery patients on our service, including weekend rounding etc.
|Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training (CAST) Accredited||No|
|How to apply|
To apply, please send CV and letter of interest to: