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||University of Ottawa Combined Skull Base Fellowship|
|Contact Name for Applications||Fahad Alkherayf|
|Date Fellowship Established||07/01/2011|
|Fellowship Director||Fahad Alkherayf|
|Required Prior Training Program|
|Required Prior Training Program Other||None|
|Accept Foreign Medical Graduates (outside US & Canada)||Yes|
|Foreign Medical Graduates Eligibility Requirements|
|Residency Training in US/Canada Required||No|
|Percentage of Fellow Workload that is Skull Base||80-90%|
|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||4|
|Average Operative Skull Base Cases Per Year||150-200|
|Open Cranial Base|
|Lateral (temporal bone)||10|
|Endonasal Cranial Base|
|Sagittal Plane (excluding pituitary)||20|
|Transpterygoid/ Coronal Plane||10|
|Craniofacial Anomalies/ Reconstructive|
|Regional, Pedicled Flap Repair||Other|
|Cerebral Vascular Surgery|
|Laboratory Research Opportunities|
|Fellowship Institution Website||uottawa.ca|
|Additional Features of the Fellowship|
Ottawa Neurosurgery Skull-Base fellowship,
The neurosurgical skull-base fellowship is a one or two year training program focused on skull base tumors and other skull-base pathology.The fellow is exposed to open microsurgical, endoscopic, and stereotactic radiosurgical treatment of a wide variety of skull base lesions. Pathologies commonly encountered include schwannomas, meningioma, pituitary adenomas, craniopharyngioma, sinonasal malignancies, primary brain tumors, metastases, and CSF fistulae.
Most cases are managed in multidisciplinary fashion. The fellow participates in pre-operative assessment, decision making, surgery, postoperative care and long term follow-up. The fellow contributes to the teaching, educational activities, and research in the department.
To provide the opportunity for continued management of general neurosurgery conditions and supplementation of income, the fellow may provide night time coverage. The fellow is expected to present at national and international neurosurgical and skull-base meetings.
|Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training (CAST) Accredited||No|
|How to apply|
Email cover letter, CV to the PD