Fellowships

The Department of Neurological Surgery offers fellowship training in a number of subspecialty services.

Neuro-oncology
The Department offers a two-year MEDICAL UCNS accredited neuro-oncology fellowship (see, http://www.ucns.org/go/subspecialty/neuro-oncology) , with an emphasis on design and conduct of clinical trials for central nervous system tumors. Contact: Nicholas Butowski MD (butowski@neurosurg.ucsf.edu). Interviews are generally held January through March of the calendar year before the July start date. In order to ensure an interview, please contact Dr Butowski in the Autumn before interview months and forward your CV, personal statement, and 3 letters of recommendation.

Neurotrauma
The Neurotrauma Post-residency Fellowship Program is a one-year program based at San Francisco General Hospital – northern California’s only Level 1 Trauma Center. There is also a Visiting Scholars Program that offers clinical and research opportunities for more senior international scholars interested in neurotrauma. Contact: Geoffrey Manley MD, PhD (manleyg@neurosurg.ucsf.edu)

Spine 
The Department hosts two fellows per year in a one-year spine fellowship program. Contact Praveen Mummaneni MD (mummanenip@neurosurg.ucsf.edu) or Christopher Ames MD (amesc@neurosurg.ucsf.edu)

The Laurence R. Meyerson and Deborah L. Faiman Spinal Surgery Resident/Fellow Travel Award provides $2000 toward the cost of travel and registration for a resident or fellow to attend a scientific meeting. Any full-time spine resident or fellow in the Department of Neurological Surgery at UCSF is eligible. To apply, send a grant request to Praveen Mummaneni, MD (mummanenip@neurosurg.ucsf.edu)

Movement Disorders
The Movement Disorders Program offers fellowship training for neurosurgeons wishing to specialize in functional neurosurgery, with a focus on advanced techniques in movement disorders surgery and deep brain stimulation. Contact: Philip Starr MD, PhD (starrp@neurosurg.ucsf.edu)

Cerebrovascular Disorders
The Department offers a Vascular Neurosurgery fellowship that is one year in duration, during which the fellow will participate in many of the 400 surgical cases that are performed annually for aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, cavernous malformations, bypasses, carotid endarterectomy, and other miscellaneous cases. The fellow will also participate in the management of the inpatient service, which includes postoperative management of vascular neurosurgical patients, ICU management of subarachnoid and intraceerebral hemorrhage, and daily review of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging, including angiography and endovascular surgery. The fellow will also attend the outpatient clinics to participate in the preoperative patient evaluations as well as postoperative patient management. The fellow will attend all case conferences, teaching sessions, journal clubs, and anatomy laboratory prosections. Contact: Adib Abla MD (adib.abla@ucsf.edu)