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||Ohio State University Comprehensive Skull Base Surgery Fellowship|
|Contact Name for Applications||Jamie Wohrer , Kyle VanKoevering|
|Date Fellowship Established||07/01/2011|
|Fellowship Director||Ricardo Carrau, MD; Kyle VanKoevering, MD|
o Ricardo Carrau (ORL-HNS)
|Required Prior Training Program|
|Required Prior Training Program Other||None|
|Accept Foreign Medical Graduates (outside US & Canada)||Yes|
|Foreign Medical Graduates Eligibility Requirements|
USMLE certification is required for unrestricted medical licensing in Ohio (contact us for detailed information).
|Residency Training in US/Canada Required||No|
|Percentage of Fellow Workload that is Skull Base||75|
|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||1-2 nights per month, typically trauma|
|Average Operative Skull Base Cases Per Year||150|
|Open Cranial Base|
|Endonasal Cranial Base|
|Sagittal Plane (excluding pituitary)||35|
|Transpterygoid/ Coronal Plane||20|
|Craniofacial Anomalies/ Reconstructive|
|Craniofacial Anomalies/ Reconstructive||5|
|Regional, Pedicled Flap Repair||40|
|Free Flap Repair||20, microvascular flaps typically done by AHNS microvascular fellow|
|Cerebral Vascular Surgery|
|Anatomical Dissection Laboratory|
The Anatomical Laboratory for Visuospatial Innovations in Otolaryngology and Neurosurgery (ALT-VISION) is a robust anatomic and surgical exploration laboratory routinely staffed with visiting scholars. This cadaver-based lab is highly productive, supporting dozens of publications yearly. The skull base fellow will have a dedicated cadaver head with 24/7 access to the lab space, and is expected to practice technical skills, explore complex anatomy and novel surgical approaches under faculty guidance.
|Laboratory Research Opportunities|
In addition to the ALT-VISION lab space, the fellow is encouraged to participate in evolving research opportunities in the Clinical 3D Printing and Engineering laboratories. These offer opportunities for the development of surgical simulation models, medical education and medical devices. In addition, as part of the James Cancer Hospital, the fellow has access to several head and neck oncology basic science lab spaces.
|Fellowship Institution Website||osu.edu|
Mihir Patel- Emory University; Atlanta,Georgia, USA
Raewyn Campbell- The University of Sydney; Sydney, Australia
Ralph Abi-Hachem- Duke University; Durham, North Carolina, USA
Somasundaran Subramanian- University of Singapore; Singapore, Singapore.
Kyle VanKoevering- The Ohio State University, Ohio; Columbus, USA
Nyall London- Johns Hopkins University; Baltimore, Maryland, USA
AbdulAziz Alrasheed- King Saud University; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
|Additional Features of the Fellowship|
This fellowship offers an educational experience that includes head and neck ablative oncology and advanced rhinology. There is typically a paired neurosurgical skull base fellow, and the close working relationship with the neurosurgical team allows for the development of a team-approach. The fellowship offers interdisciplinary experience with head & neck and neurologic pathology, neuroradiology, endocrine medicine, radiation oncology, medical oncology and oculoplastic surgery with a weekly skull base planning conference and a monthly pituitary conference. The fellow participates with the senior staff in all decisions relative to the prescribed treatment. Otolaryngology residents and medical students are also assigned to the team; thus, providing the Skull Base Surgery fellow with the opportunity to enhance teaching skills. Furthermore, if fully licensed in the State of Ohio, the fellow can staff independent clinical and operative cases. In addition, the fellow is encouraged to attend advanced sessions sponsored by the Comprehensive Cancer Center and to participate in other activities of the Head and Neck Oncology Section.
|Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training (CAST) Accredited||No|
|How to apply|
Application for the fellowship includes a letter of intent, copy of current CV and three letters of recommendation (one must be from the current or last program director). Please contact Jamie Wohrer for details and to submit an application at:
[email protected] (Postgraduate Education Coordinator)
[email protected] (Fellowship Director)