Welcome to the Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Fellowship Program at the University of Chicago! Our fellowship program offers a comprehensive 12-month training experience that provides fellows with exposure to a diverse range of neurological conditions. As a fellow in our program, you will gain valuable experience in managing complex cases involving epilepsy, movement disorders, psychiatric diseases, intractable pain, and deep-seated brain tumors. The training encompasses both surgical and medical management, with active participation in NIH-funded research projects focusing on brain-machine interface and the development of electrophysiological biomarkers in memory formation. Additionally, fellows will contribute to clinical trials, including investigations on transplanted interneurons in hippocampal sclerosis, refractory epilepsy, and the REMASTER TRIAL exploring the effects of interstitial stereotactic laser ablation in recurrent brain metastasis/radionecrosis. Participation in IRB-approved studies, such as those evaluating interstitial laser energy application on brain physiology and the SLATE TRIAL, is a key aspect of the fellowship. Expectations include the production of three publications during the training year.
The prerequisite training requirements include a completion of a residency in neurological surgery in the United States or abroad and the passing of all pertinent US licensing examinations. The complete application must include a curriculum vitae, personal statement, as well as two letters of recommendation, one of which should be from the program director. Candidates will be selected from these applications and invited for a personal interview with a panel of faculty members and staff. One candidate per year will be chosen from the received applications.
Application requirements include:
- Letter of interest
- Curriculum Vitae
- Two Letters of recommendation
- Applicant must have completed an ACGME (or foreign equivalent) accredited neurosurgery residency program by time of start of fellowship date. Please provider diploma or a notice of good standing.
- Copies of USMLE scores and your ECGMG certificate if applicable.
Upon reviewing applications, selected candidates will be invited for a personal interview with our esteemed faculty members and staff. One candidate per year will be chosen from the received and reviewed applications. Trainees from across the globe are encouraged to apply.