• 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

    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-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

    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
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    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

    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

    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: Allegheny General Hospital

    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

    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 – Functional

    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 - Epilepsy

    Vanderbilt University*
    Fellowship in Functional, Stereotactic and Epilepsy Surgery
    Contact: Joseph S. Neimat, MD
    Department of Neurological Surgery 
    MCN T-4224 
    Nashville, TN 37205
    Phone: 615-343-9822
    Fax: 615-343-6948 
    Email: joseph.neimat@vanderbilt.edu
    Program Description: Vanderbilt University

    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

    University of Washington School of Medicine
    Contact: Theodore Roberts, MD
    Department of Neurological Surgery 
    Harborview Medical Center
    325 - 9th Avenue - Box 359766
    Seattle, WA 98104
    Phone: 206-526-2544 
    Fax: 206-527-3925 
    Email: troberts@u.washington.edu

    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

    Parkinson's Disease

    The Micheal J Fox Foundation Research Fellowship

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    Board Certified/Eligible Neurosurgeon (Functional/Stereotactic)
    Richmond, Virginia

    The Hunter Holmes McGuire Department of Veterans Affairs Medical is expanding a busy Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) program through telehealth and is seeking a second neurosurgeon to join the team and assist with the increased demand for DBS surgery. Qualified applicants will be fellowship trained (or equivalent experience) in functional neurosurgery with emphasis on DBS surgery and will be board eligible/certified. Frameless DBS experience is a plus. The position includes general neurosurgical cases and resident supervision. The applicant should be comfortable with a broad range of neurosurgical procedures including spinal instrumentation. The applicant should have a strong interest in working collaboratively with the team on existing research efforts as well as expanding the indications for invasive and noninvasive neuromodulation.

    The Section of Neurosurgery at the McGuire VAMC serves as one of the 2 teaching hospitals in the VCU Department of Neurosurgery and consists of 4 part time physicians, 2 residents, 3 midlevel providers, 24/7 resident coverage, 24/7 intensivist coverage, and 24/7 in-house hospitalists. Surgical Services at McGuire VAMC span 12 specialties including open heart transplant, LVAD, robotic surgery, and hybrid techniques. Care is provided to Veterans across Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and beyond. The Richmond VAMC is undergoing numerous renovations and expansions in order to care for the growing Veteran population. Among these is a major project to expand and renovate the OR suite, the first phase of which began in 2014, to build three new fully integrated ORs and a new Post Anesthesia Care Unit. New Intensive Care Units, a parking deck, facility-wide wifi, and renovation to completely private inpatient rooms are other ongoing projects.

    The Richmond region is centrally located along the East Coast and within a day’s drive of more than half of the United States population. The region offers the cultural and recreational opportunities of a large city with minimal traffic congestion and an average 24-minute commute.

    Atlantic beaches, Blue Ridge mountain ski slopes and hiking, and Washington D.C.’s cultural amenities are all within a two-hour drive. The area boasts a wide variety of arts, culture, and entertainment. Strong arts programs from local colleges, the Richmond Ballet, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and numerous historical landmarks provide many enriching experiences. In addition to collegiate and semi-pro sports, Richmond is the home of the Washington Redskins training camp. Richmond is also home to the Richmond International Raceway and in close proximity to amusement parks, state parks and outdoor recreation activities. Richmonders are very active- they take full advantage of the area's athletic events, fitness facilities, and public gardens, as well as the natural offerings of the James River flowing through the heart of the city.

    The candidate should possess experience supervising and educating surgical residents. Duties include:

    • Direct patient care on inpatient acute care wards, outpatient clinics, and in the operating suite
    • Supervision of housestaff and students
    • Opportunities for clinical research

    Candidates must be eligible for academic appointment at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Board certification or eligibility in Neurosurgery is required for academic appointment at VCU. Recruitment incentives have been authorized.

    For additional information regarding the positions, please contact: LaDonna Branson at ladonna.branson@va.gov . Applicant selected may be subject to drug testing. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities and physically challenged persons are encouraged to apply. All selected individuals must pass a pre-employment physical examination.

    Surgical Director-Deep Brain Stimulation Program
    Chicago Western Suburbs

    Central Dupage Hospital is seeking a Functional Neurosurgeon with expertise in Deep Brain Stimulation, responsible for the overall development and quality/performance management for these services. Candidates must be board certified in neurosurgery.

    This outstanding opportunity will be instrumental in providing leadership/strategic planning/quality improvement/education-outreach to support our program.

    The Neurosciences Institute at Central Dupage Hospital (CDH) is a leader in the western suburbs of Chicago in innovative care for complex and common conditions of the brain and spinal cord. The DBS Program at CDH is one of the busiest in the state of Illinois.

    This is an outstanding opportunity Central Dupage Hospital/Delnor Hospital/Cadence Physician Group, premier healthcare provider in the Chicago western suburbs. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and a collegial work environment within a physician led team. Academic collaboration may be pursued through existing departmental and health system affiliations. 

    Central DuPage Hospital/Delnor Hospital/Cadence Physician Group is the premier healthcare provider serving more than 1.1 million residents in Chicago’s western suburbs. For the seventh year (2006-2010, 2012, 2013), CDH has been selected by Truven Health Analytics as one of the “100 Top Hospitals in the U.S.”. CDH and Delnor hospitals have achieved Magnet® recognition for excellence in nursing services from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

    Cadence Health is now part of Northwestern Medicine, an integrated academic health system serving the greater Chicago area and beyond. Northwestern Medicine is a shared vision that joins our health system with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine to transform healthcare and make a positive impact on people’s lives through clinical innovation, educational excellence and breakthrough research. Through four hospitals and more than 60 outpatient sites of care, our health system is a trusted source for quality healthcare close to where our patients live and work. We provide access to state-of-the-art diagnostics, world-class physicians, treatment that is informed by the latest research from the Feinberg School, and a workforce dedicated to exceptional service and a mission of Patients First.

    For more information please contact: Melanie.harkins@cadencehealth.org
    630 933 5135
    Cadence Health is now part of Northwestern Medicine

    Neurosurgery Jobs in Portland, OR

    Portland, Oregon – The Providence Brain & Spine Institute and a well-established private practice are partnering to bring a fellowship-trained Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgeon to build a new Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery program. The position will be split between medical directorship, clinical duties and research with a heavy emphasis on clinical work. Will also take general neurosurgery call. Open to all levels of experience. Competitive compensation package and wonderful quality of life in Portland.

    The Providence Brain & Spine Institute is a renowned neuroscience center focused on leading neurological innovative care models and clinical research.  In addition to the regional Stroke Center, the Institute includes specialized neurosurgery, orthopedic spine, MS, dementia, ALS, epilepsy and other clinical and research programs.

    Portland has a metro population over two million, but maintains strong local neighborhoods and a close connection to nature. Consequently, the city consistently ranks high in national “livability” contests. Popular Science magazine named Portland the greenest city in America. No city of comparable size offers residents cleaner air and water and an all-around healthy environment, according to Earth Day Network. Portland has been named the most bicycle- and dog-friendly big city as well. With high urban culture and easy access to vast evergreen forests, the Pacific Ocean and sun-drenched central Oregon, it’s easy to see why Portland is so popular.

    Providence Brain & Spine Institute is part of Providence Health & Services, a not-for-profit network of hospitals, clinics and physician partners in Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Providence has a proud 150-year history in the West, and we continue to grow with the communities we serve. With more than 300 provider opportunities in virtually all specialties, we offer diverse lifestyle choices, flexible work arrangements and robust practice support. Learn more atwww.providence.org/providerjobs.  

    For more information and to apply, please contact:
    Josh Erde-Wollheim
    Providence Health & Services
    Recruiter, Physician Services & Development
    503-203-0816 Direct
    503-215-0775 Fax

    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – New Orleans
    Department of Neurosurgery
    Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgeon

    The Department of Neurosurgery at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, LA is seeking a Neurosurgeon, with a primary interest in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (non-tenure, clinical track). Responsibilities will include clinical care, supervision of residents, sharing in departmental on-call coverage responsibilities, and participating in educational programs involving medical students and residents. The selected candidate will be expected to undertake clinical or educational research. Compensation and benefits are competitive and compensation will be negotiated based upon academic rank and experience. The School of Medicine does not participate in sponsoring faculty candidates for the Department of Health and Hospitals’ Conrad 30 program. LSUHSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer for females, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

    Qualification Requirements: Required: * BC/BE Neurosurgeon * Primary interest in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery * Must be board certified or board eligible, and qualify for licensure in the state of Louisiana upon commencement of employment * Must have completed a Neurosurgical residency and have a proven track record of academic and clinical productivity as well as teaching.

    Applicant Instructions: Submit curriculum vitae and names and contact information of three references electronically to SOM-Jobs@lsuhsc.edu; reference Stereotactic position; Position will remain open until filled.

  • Intensive Course on Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring for Professionals

    May 11-19, 2015
    Greenville Neuromodulation Center, Greenville, PA

    When medication fails, Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) offers unprecedented hope for patients with and physicians treating complex neurological disorders. Spurred on by an expanding array of FDA approved indications for treatment, the number of implanted DBS systems has surpassed 100,000 creating greater need for trained professionals in emergent, clinical and surgical care.
    To meet this need, Greenville Neuromodulation Center (GNC) Medical Director Dr. Erwin B. Montgomery Jr. will present Intensive Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring (IONM) (May 11-19), a three-module course, which offers introductory to sophisticated understanding of IONM and hands-on training with advanced automated technology.

    Click here for more information

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