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Academics & Leadership

Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship

How to Apply

Our mission is to provide excellent care to our patients, outstanding educational offerings, including strong clinical experiences, curriculum and reading, and to create an environment that fosters professional and personal growth. 

We set clear expectations, encourage an attitude of intellectual curiosity, and provide opportunities for scholarly activity, research, and community service.

Curriculum

The pediatric neurosurgery fellow will learn about the complex neurosurgical conditions in children such as:

  • Brain Tumors
  • Encephalocele
  • Moya Moya
  • Craniosynostosis/Craniofacial
  • AVM/Aneurysm
  • Abscess
  • Chiari Decompression
  • Epilepsy
  • Hematoma/Trauma
  • Hematoma/Nontrauma
  • Decompressed Skull Fracture
  • Myelomeningocele
  • Lipoma of Cord & Filum
  • Split Cord
  • Retethered Cord
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Rhizotomy
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Primary Shunt Insertion
  • Revision of Shunt
  • EVD Procedures
  • Lumbar Shunt
  • Ventriculostomy
  • Insertion/Revision of Reservoir
  • Brachial Plexus Repair
  • Transposition/Neurolysis
  • Burr Holes
  • Brain Biopsy
  • Application/Revision Halo
  • Baclofen Pump Procedures
  • ICP Monitoring Bolt
  • Shunt Taps
  • Other neurosurgical procedures  

Conferences

  • Neurosurgery Case Conference Weekly — Case conference discussing complex neurosurgical cases
  • Tumor Board — Weekly case conference discussing complex neuro-oncology cases
  • Epilepsy Case Conference — Weekly case conference discussing complex epilepsy case.
  • Pediatric Neuroscience Grand Rounds — Weekly didactic lecture series covering all pediatric neuroscience topics
  • Barrow Neurological Institute Neuroscience Grand Rounds — Weekly lecture series covering all neuroscience topics
  • Barrow Neurological Institute Neurosurgery Clinical Conference — Weekly case conference discussing complex surgical cases
  • Trauma Journal Club — Monthly journal club
  • Trauma M & M — Monthly conference discussing various topics related to trauma
  • Teaching Rounds (Daily) — Every day the fellow will learn from the faculty about complex neurosurgical disorders in a variety of clinical settings

Sample Block Schedules

As a fellow, your schedule will not be a traditional block schedule since you are a junior faculty member. You will be assigned to the learning and training of managing a clinical pediatric neurosurgery service. This will include at least two operative days per week, two outpatient days per week, and one day per week of research and academic activity. 

You will rotate with different faculty in order to learn and observe different methodologies and approaches to clinical problems and management as well as take on an increasing role in the division growing a more independent practice throughout the year. 

During the beginning of the academic year you will directly oversee the residents and running the pediatric neurosurgery service then later become an integral part of the faculty sharing in call and other referral roles. 

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