Complex Cranial Fellowship

We offer a one or two year fellowship that is open to residents PGY-5 or later as an enfolded or post-residency experience. The fellowship will provide experience in open and endoscopic skull base techniques, neurovascular surgery, and general cranial neuroendoscopy. The fellow will play an integral role in the multi-disciplinary skull base team that consists of neurosurgeons, otolaryngologists, neuro-oncologists, and intensivists. The fellow will also participate in all aspects of pre-operative, operative, and post-operative care, which includes clinic, weekly academic conferences, and inpatient management. An important aspect of this experience is required participation in the cadaver and microvascular lab. Here, the fellow will be expected to refine their skull base surgical and microvascular technique. Opportunities for clinical or cadaveric research are available and encouraged.

Neurosurgery faculty:
Julian E. Bailes, MD; Chairman of Neurosurgery, NorthShore University Health System
Ricky H. Wong, MD; Director of Skull Base and Pituitary Surgery

Otolaryngology faculty:
Michael Shinners, MD; Skull base otology
Joseph Raviv, MD; Endoscopic skull base and sinus surgery

Anatomical laboratory faculty:
Jin Zhao, MD