Contact Information

Lakesha Cross
Education Program Manager
lakesha.cross@osumc.edu
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Department of Neurological Surgery

The Skull Base Surgery Fellowship in the Department of Neurological Surgery at The Ohio State University offers advanced comprehensive training in skull base surgery. The fellowship is designed for those individuals who are planning a full-time academic career with a special interest and emphasis in open and endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery. 

Our team works closely with world-class colleagues in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. The neurosurgical Skull Base Surgery Clinical Fellow will be exposed to a variety of disease processes including anterior skull base, endoscopic endonasal surgery, lateral skull base, and craniocervical junction. Our practice comprises about half open craniotomy and half endoscopic endonasal surgery. We perform approximately 350 skull base procedures yearly.

The fellow participates with the senior staff in all decisions relative to surgical decision making, beginning in the clinic and proceeding through surgery and postoperative care. Neurosurgical residents and medical students are also assigned to the team providing the Skull Base Surgery fellow opportunity to enhance his or her teaching skills. The fellow will also be faculty for multiple skull base dissection-based courses during the year. The fellow is encouraged to attend advanced sessions sponsored by the Comprehensive Cancer Center and to participate in other activities of the Department as well as associated Departments. In addition, we request participation in clinical research activities, along with dissection-based research in the Anatomical Laboratory for Visuospatial Innovations in Otolaryngology and Neurosurgery (ALT-VISION).

How to Apply

To apply for the Skull Base Surgery Fellowship send a letter of intent, copy of current CV, and three letters of recommendation (one must be from your current or last residency program director) to Daniel Prevedello, MD or Douglas Hardesty, MD.

 

 

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