• Fellowship Opportunities

    Stereotactic, Functional Neurosurgery, and Epilepsy

    (United States and Canada)

    *CAST Approved

    University of Alabama*
    Contact: Barton Guthrie, MD
    Department of Neurosurgery
    1720 2nd Ave S
    Birmingham, Alabama, 35294
    Phone: 205-996-2536
    Phone: 205-934-7170

    Albany Medical College*
    Functional Neurosurgery Fellowship
    Contact: Julie Pilitsis, MD, PhD
    Department of Neurosurgery
    MC10 47 New Scotland Ave
    Albany, NY 12208
    Phone: 518-262-0739;
    Fax: 518-262-1017
    Email: pilitsj@mail.amc.edu
    URL: http://www.amc.edu/dbs
    Program Description: Albany Medical College

    Allegheny General Hospital*
    Functional Neurosurgery Fellowship
    Contact: Nestor D. Tomycz, MD
    Department of Neurosurgery
    420 East North Avenue Suite 302
    Pittsburgh, PA 15212
    Phone: 412-359-6200
    Fax: 412-359-6615
    Email: ntomycz@wpahs.org
    Program Description: Allegheny General Hospital

    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    Fellowship in Functional Neurosurgery & Neuromodulation
    Contact: Erika Peterson, MD
    UAMS Department of Neurosurgery
    4301 W. Markham St.
    Slot 507
    Little Rock, AR 72205
    Phone number: 501-686-5270;
    Fax number: 501-686-8767
    Email: eapetersen@uams.edu
    URL: http://neurosurgery.uams.edu/department-of-neurosurgery-programs/neuromodulation
    Program Description: UAMS Petersen Fellowship

    Barrow Neurological Institute/St. Joseph’s Hospital*
    Contact: Kris Smith, MD
    Department of Neurosurgery
    2910 N 3rd Ave
    Phoenix, AZ 85013
    Phone: 602-406-3000 (general)

    University of British Columbia
    Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Fellowship
    Contact: Christoper Honey MD, DPhil, FRCS
    8105 - 2775 Laurel St.
    Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1M9
    Phone: 604-875-5894
    Fax: 604-875-4882
    Email: chris.honey@telus.net
    URL: http://www.drhoney.org

    University of Calgary
    Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery
    Contact: Zelma Kiss, MD, PhD, FRCSC
    Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Clinical Neuroscience
    Foothills Hospital 
    rm 1AC58 HRIC, 3280 Hospital Dr. NW
    Calgary, Alberta T2N4N1
    Phone: 403-220-4839 (private)
    Assistant: 403-220-5572
    Fax: 403-210-9550
    Email: zkiss@ucalgary.ca
    URL: http://www.ucalgary.ca/~zkiss
    Program Description: University of Calgary

    University of California, Irvine
    Epilepsy Neurological Surgery Fellowship
    Contact: Sumeet Vadera, M.D.
    200 S. Manchester Avenue, Suite 212
    Orange, CA 92868
    Phone: 714-456-7495
    Program Description: University of California Irvine

    University of California, Los Angeles*
    Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Fellowship
    Contact: Jean-Philippe Langevin, MD
    Division of Neurosurgery 
    11301 Wilshire Blvd, Bldg 500 (10H2)
    Los Angeles, CA 90049
    Phone: 310-794-1221
    Fax: 310-794-1848
    Email: jlangevin@mednet.ucla.edu
    Program Description: UCLA

    University of California, San Francisco*
    Fellowship in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
    Contact: Philip Starr MD, PhD
    Department of Neurological Surgery
    779 Moffitt Hospital
    505 Parnassus Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94143
    Phone: 415-502-2885
    Fax: 415-353-2889
    Email: Philip.starr@ucsf.edu, lisle.winters@ucsd.edu (admin assistant)
    Program Description: UCSF

    Case Western Reserve University*
    Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery Fellowship
    Contact: Jonathan P. Miller, MD
    Department of Neurological Surgery
    11100 Euclid Avenue, Mailstop 5042
    Cleveland, OH 44106
    Phone: 216-844-3470
    Fax: 216-983-0792
    Email: jonathan.miller@UHhospitals.org
    URL: http://casemed.case.edu/neurosurgery 
    Program Description: Case Western Reserve

    University of Cincinnati
    Contact: George Mandybur, MD, FACS
    Alternate Program Contact: Jeffery T. Keller, PhD
    Department of Neurosurgery
    231 Albert Sabin Way
    PO Box 670515
    Phone: 513-558-5387
    Fax: 513-558-4878

    Cleveland Clinic Foundation*
    Fellowship in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
    Contact: Andre Machado, MD, PhD
    Department of Neurosurgery
    9500 Euclid Ave.
    Cleveland, OH 44195
    Email: Machada@ccf.org
    Phone: 216-444-4270
    Fax: 216-444-1015
    Program Description: Cleveland Clinic

    Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Epilepsy Surgery Fellowship
    Contact: William E. Bingaman Jr., MD
    Department of Neurosurgery
    9500 Euclid Avenue S-80
    Cleveland, OH 44195
    Phone: 216-444-5539
    Fax: 216-444-9170

    University of Colorado*
    Stereotactic and Functional Fellowship
    Contact: Aviva Abosch, MD, PhD
    Department of Neurosurgery
    12631 E. 17th Avenue, C307
    Aurora, CO 80045
    Phone: 303-724-2305
    Fax: 303-724-2300
    Email: aviva.abosch@ucdenver.edu
    URL: http://www.ucdenver.edu/...
    Program Description: University of Colorado

    Duke University Medical Center*
    Contact: Nandon Lad, MD, PhD
    Duke University/Surgery Department/Neurosurgery Division
    4512 Duke South Blue Zone
    Durham NC 27710
    Phone: (919) 681-4986
    Fax: (919) 681-1236

    Emory University*
    Functional and Epilepsy Surgery Fellowship
    Contact: Robert E. Gross, MD, PhD
    Department of Neurosurgery
    1365 Clifton Road, NE
    Suite 6200
    Atlanta, GA 30322
    Phone: 404-727-2354
    Fax: 404-712-8576
    Email: rgross@emory.edu
    Program Description: Emory University

    University of Florida*
    Contact: Kelly D. Foote, MD
    Department of Neurosurgery
    McKnight Brain Institute, L2-100
    1149 South Newell Drive
    Gainesville, Florida 32611
    Phone: 352-273-9000
    Fax: 352-392-8413
    Email: foote@neurosurgery.ufl.edu
    URL: http://mdc.mbi.ufl.edu/education

    University of Illinois at Chicago 
    Contact: Konstantin Slavin, MD
    912 S. Wood Street, M/C 799 
    Chicago, IL 60612 
    Tel.: 312-996-4842 
    Fax: 312-996-9018 
    e-mail: kslavin@uic.edu 
    URL: http://www.uic.edu/depts/mcns/index.html

    Johns Hopkins*
    Fellowship in Functional Neurosurgery
    Contact: William S. Anderson
    600 N Wolfe Street
    Baltimore, MD 21204
    Tel.: 443-287-1609 
    Fax: 312-996-9018 
    e-mail: wanders5@jhmi.edu
    Program Description: Johns Hopkins

    Kaiser Redwood City
    Contact: Gary Heit MD, PhD
    Dept. of Neurosurgery
    1150 Veterans Blvd.
    Redwood City, California 94063
    Phone: 650-299-2285
    Fax: 650-299-2677
    Email: gary.heit@kp.org

    University of Louisville
    Functional and Epilepsy Neurosurgery Fellowship
    Contact: Joseph S Neimat, MD, MS
    220 Abraham Flexner Way
    Louisville, KY 40207
    Phone: 502-407-3226
    Email: joseph.neimat@louisvilleneuroscience.com
    Program Description: University of Louisville

    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Contact: Emad Eskandar, MD
    Harvard Medical School
    Department of Neurosurgery
    15 Parkman St., ACC-021
    Boston, MA 02114
    Phone: 617-724-6590
    Fax: 617-724-0339
    Email: eeskandar@partners.org

    University of Miami*
    Stereotactic and Functional/Epilepsy Fellowship
    Contact: Jonathan R. Jagid, M.D.
    Phone: 305-243-2359
    URL: http://www.UHealthDBS.com
    Program Description: University of Miami

    Mount Sinai Medical Center*
    Fellowship in Functional Neurosurgery and Neuromodulation
    Contact: Brian H. Kopell, MD
    Annenberg 8-37
    1468 Madison Avenue
    New York, NY 10029
    Phone: (212) 241-0050
    Email: brian.kopell@mountsinai.org
    URL: http://www.mountsinai.org/patient-care/service-areas/neurosurgery...
    Program Description: Mount Sinai

    Ohio State University*
    Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Fellowship
    Contact: Ali Rezai, MD
    Center for Neuromodulation
    The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
    480 Medical Center Drive
    S-2044 Davis Center/Dodd Hall
    Columbus, Ohio 43210
    Phone: 614-366-7796
    Fax: 614-366-4224
    Email: ali.rezai@osumc.edu
    URL: http://wexnermedical.osu.edu/patient-care/...
    Program Description: Ohio State University

    Oregon Health Sciences University
    Contact: Kim J. Burchiel MD, FACS
    Department of Neurological Surgery 
    3303 SW Bond Avenue
    Portland, OR 97239
    Phone: 503-494-7978
    Email: burchiek@ohsu.edu
    URL: http://www.ohsu.edu/som-neurosurgery/

    Penn State Hershey Medical Center*
    Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Fellowship
    Contact: James McInerney, MD
    Department of Neurosurgery
    Penn State Hershey Medical Center
    30 Hope Drive, EC110
    Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033
    phone: 717-531-8807
    Fax: 717-531-3858
    Email: jmcinerney@psu.edu
    URL: http://www.pennstatehershey.org/neurosurgery
    Program Description: Penn State

    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine*
    Image Guided Neurosurgery (Radiosurgery, Functional, Stereotactic)
    Contact: L. Dade Lunsford, MD
    Department of Neurological Surgery 
    200 Lothrop Street
    Suite B-400
    Pittsburgh, PA 152132582
    Phone: 412-647-6781
    Fax: 412-647-6483
    Email: lunsfordld@upmc.edu
    URL: http://www.neurosurgery.pitt.edu
    Program Description: UPMC

    Rush University Medical Center
    Stereotactic, Functional and Epilepsy Fellowship
    Contact: Sephr Sani, MD
    Department of Neurosurgery 
    1725 W. Harrison Street, Suite 1115
    Chicago, IL 60612
    Phone: 312-942-6644
    Fax: 312-563-3356
    Email: Sephr_sani@rush.edu
    URL: http://www.rush.edu
    Program Description: Rush University Medical Center

    Stanford University Medical Center*
    Fellowship in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
    Contact: Jaimie M. Henderson, MD
    300 Pasteur Dr.
    Edwards Bldg/R-227
    Stanford, CA 94305
    Phone: 650-724-5574
    Email: henderj@stanford.edu
    Program Description: Stanford University

    Swedish Medical Center
    Fellowship in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
    Contact: Sue Thomas, Fellowship Coordinator
    550 17th Avenue, Suite 500
    Seattle, WA 98122
    Phone: 206-320-3782
    Fax: 206-320-3224
    Email: susan.thomas@swedish.org
    Program Description: Swedish Medical Center

    Thomas Jefferson University*
    Fellowship in Stereotactic Functional and Epilepsy Surgery
    Contact: Ashwini D. Sharan, MD, FACS
    Department of Neurological Surgery
    909 Walnut Street
    Philadelphia PA 19107
    Phone: 215-955-7000
    Fax: 215-503-2452
    Email: Ashwini.sharan@jefferson.edu
    URL: http://www.jefferson.edu/university/jmc/departments/neurosurgery.html
    Program Description: Thomas Jefferson University

    University of Toronto/Toronto Western Hospital*
    Fellowship in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
    Contact: Andres M. Lozano, MD, PhD
    Bathurst Street, West Wing 4-431
    Toronto, Ontario M4V 1N4
    Phone: 416-603-5800 ext 2797
    Fax: 416-603-5298
    Email: lozano@uhnresearch.ca
    URL: http://neurosurgery.utoronto.ca/edu/Fellowship_Opportunities/...
    Program Description: University of Toronto

    University of Toronto/Toronto Western Hospital*
    Epilepsy Surgery Fellowship
    Contact: Taufik Valiante, MD, PhD, FRCSC/Andres Lozano, MD, PhD
    4W-436 Toronto, Ontario
    Canada, M5T2S8
    Phone: 416-603-5460
    Fax: 416-603-5298
    Email: Taufik.valiante@uhn.ca
    URL: http://neurosurgery.utoronto.ca/edu/Fellowship_Opportunities/...
    Program Description: Toronto Western Hospital

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center*
    Fellowship in Functional, Stereotactic and Epilepsy Surgery
    Contact: Peter Konrad, MD PhD
    Department of Neurological Surgery 
    MCN T-4224 
    Nashville, TN 37205
    Phone: 615-343-9822
    Fax: 615-343-6948 
    Email: peter.konrad@vanderbilt.edu
    Program Description: Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    University of Virginia*
    Stereotactic and Functional Fellowship
    Contact: Jason Sheehan, MD, PhD
    Box 800-212
    Department of Neurosurgery
    University of Virginia
    Charlottesville, VA 22908 USA
    Phone: 434-924-8129
    Fax: 434-243-6726
    Email: jsheehan@virginia.edu
    URL: http://www.medicine.virginia.edu/clinical/departments/neurosurgery
    Program Description: University of Virginia

    Virginia Commonwealth University*
    Contact: Kathryn L. Holloway
    Harold F. Young Neurosurgical Center
    417 North 11th Street, 6th floor
    P.O. Box 980631
    Richmond, Virginia 23298-0631
    Phone: (804) 828-9165
    Fax: (804) 828-0374

    University of Washington School of Medicine
    Contact: Jeffrey G. Ojemann, MD
    Department of Neurological Surgery
    Harborview Medical Center
    325 - 9th Avenue - Box 359766
    Seattle, WA 98104
    Phone: 206-520-5000 
    Fax: 206-527-3925 
    Email: jeff.ojemann@seattlechildrens.org

    Yale University School of Medicine
    Fellowship in Epilepsy Surgery and Functional Neurosurgery
    Contact: Dennis D. Spencer MD
    Department of Neurosurgery 
    P.O. Box 208082
    New Haven, CT 6520
    Phone: 203-785-2285
    Fax: 203-785-4161
    Email: dennis.spencer@yale.edu
    URL: http://www.med.yale.edu/neurosur/episurg.html

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    The Micheal J Fox Foundation Research Fellowship

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    Academic Position, Functional & Stereotactic Neurosurgeon Department of Clinical Neurosciences Cumming School of Medicine

    The Department of Clinical Neurosciences (http://www.ucalgary.ca/dcns/), in partnership with the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI, http://www.hbi.ucalgary.ca/) at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, invites applications for a Contingent Term full-time academic position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The successful candidate will be a member of the Section of Neurosurgery and will be based in one or more of the nine “NeuroTeams” of the HBI (http://www.hbi.ucalgary.ca/our-research).

    Qualifications include an MD plus relevant advanced degree (such MSc or PhD), Royal College specialist certification in Neurosurgery, clinical fellowship training in functional and/or pain neurosurgery, and eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta. Eligible applicants must have a track record in participating in research, with demonstrated scholarship. The ability to establish and/or lead an independent research program as demonstrated by a portfolio of scholarly work is a requirement of the position. Candidates at the Assistant Professor level must have 5 or more impactful peer-reviewed papers, and at least 1 where they are the senior or 1st author. Candidates at the Associate Professor level must have 15 or more impactful peer-reviewed papers, including several where they are 1st or senior author, and demonstrate the ability to attract and/or hold external funding.

    The successful candidate will join the Section of Neurosurgery and will be expected to provide exceptional sub-specialty clinical care in functional and pain disorders of the brain, spine, and peripheral nervous system, and participate in general neurosurgical call. Clinical interests should include one or more of the following: surgical treatments of movement disorders, pain, spasticity; deep brain stimulation; radiosurgery; and neuromodulation. Salary support will be through an Alternative Relationship Plan in Neurosurgery supported by Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services and the Cumming School of Medicine Academic Alternative Relationship Plan.

    The Department of Clinical Neurosciences and the HBI work collectively in advancing world-class neurological research and innovation, together with exemplary patient care. The successful candidate will have substantial time protected for research and will receive a generous startup package. The preferred candidate will have suitable training in MR-guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) and there is a requirement for participation in the development and implementation of an MRgFUS program, with an exceptional opportunity for clinical and research leadership, supported by the Cumming Medical Research Fund.

    Inspired by the vision “Healthy Brains for Better Lives”, the strategic goals of the HBI are to make key, internationally recognized discoveries and transform clinical research in the neurosciences and mental health. To achieve this goal, the HBI has created a “NeuroDiscovery Framework”, which aligns research within three themes of Brain & Behaviour, Neural Injury & Repair and Healthy Brain Aging. Each theme is composed of NeuroTeams organized in a translational continuum, which includes basic, clinical, population and public health researchers. The teams build on a springboard environment of technologies, core facilities and support programs that allow them to pursue their research goals. This highly enriched environment is ideally suited to foster research excellence.

    The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to become one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

    Ranked the 5th most livable city in the world, Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and one of the best cities in Canada to raise a family. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

    Potential applicants should submit a cover letter, academic CV, a statement of clinical and research interests (not to exceed 2 pages) and the names of three (3) referees, by September 1 2016, to:

    Dr. Rajiv Midha, Head
    Department of Clinical Neurosciences
    Room 1195, Foothills Medical Centre
    1403 – 29th Street N.W.
    Calgary, Alberta, T2N 2T9
    Email: rajiv.midha@ahs.ca

    The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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    October 7-8 2017
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    Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Hands-On Workshop
    November 10-12, 2017
    Denver, CO
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  • Links

    Movement Disorder Society
    National Parkinson Foundation
    Parkinson's Disease Foundation
    The Parkinson Foundation of Canada
    We Move: Parkinson's Disease
    European Parkinson's Disease Association
    European Society's site
    Tardive Dyskinesia Center
    American Pain Society
    Canadian Pain Society
    International Association for the Study of Pain
    American Epilepsy Society
    The National Society for Epilepsy
    Epilepsy Canada
    Epilepsy Foundation
    The Brain Tumor Society
    American Brain Tumor Association
    National Brain Tumor Foundation
    Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery
    Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
    Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, S. Karger AG, Basel
    World Society for Stereotactic and Functions Neurosurgery (WSSFN)
    World Federation of Neurological Sciences

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