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||Skull Base Neurological Surgery, UCI|
|Contact Name for Applications||Frank P.K. Hsu, MD, PhD|
|Date Fellowship Established||07/01/2012|
|Fellowship Director||Frank P. K. Hsu, MD, PhD|
Neurological Surgery Faculty
|Required Prior Training Program|
|Required Prior Training Program Other||Neurological Surgery|
|Accept Foreign Medical Graduates (outside US & Canada)||Yes|
|Foreign Medical Graduates Eligibility Requirements|
Neurological Surgery training.
Must be licensed to practice in California by start date.
Should be board eligible/certified in training subspecialty.
|Residency Training in US/Canada Required||No|
|Percentage of Fellow Workload that is Skull Base||90%|
|Number of Fellows Accepted Per Year||One|
|Salaried Position||Yes- contact Program Director for more information|
|Night and Weekend Call||Yes|
|Estimated Nights Per Month||4|
|Average Operative Skull Base Cases Per Year||100|
|Open Cranial Base|
|Lateral (temporal bone)||30|
|Endonasal Cranial Base|
|Sagittal Plane (excluding pituitary)||30|
|Transpterygoid/ Coronal Plane||15|
|Craniofacial Anomalies/ Reconstructive|
|Craniofacial Anomalies/ Reconstructive||10|
|Endonasal||Data not available|
|Regional, Pedicled Flap Repair||35|
|Free Flap Repair||30|
|Cerebral Vascular Surgery|
|Anatomical Dissection Laboratory|
|Laboratory Research Opportunities|
|Additional Features of the Fellowship|
The Skull Base Neurological Surgery Fellowship is a comprehensive one-year fellowship, encompassing the spectrum of advanced skull base, complex cranial surgery, with interdisciplinary management of patients that includes clinical research involvement. Our team includes board-certified and fellowship-trained experts in neurosurgery, neuro-otology, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, pathology, oncology, neuroradiology, plastic surgery and rehabilitative medicine. The program involves a team approach that allows safe access to, and removal of tumors at the base of the brain, with the goal of neurological preservation.
The program goal is to provide a wide range of training experience that involves state-of-the-art technology to prepare participants in a career in minimally invasive, skull base neurological surgery in an academic and private practice setting. The clinical overview includes exposure that includes, but is not limited to schwannomas, craniopharyngiomas, temporal bone tumors, meningioma, pituitary tumors, metastatic brain tumors, vascular lesions, congenital lesions, and traumatic lesions. Furthermore, surgical experience involving aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations of the brain and spine, and cerebral bypass surgery. Fellows engage in operative experience in endoscopic and traditional open microscopic techniques, resident and medical student teaching, gamma knife, and radiosurgery, and clinical research opportunities, and scholarly activities.
|Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training (CAST) Accredited||No|
|How to apply|
Applications are accepted through the Academic Personnel website : https://recruit.ap.uci.edu
Questions: Meri Dailey