The skull base neurosurgery fellowship at The Ohio State University offers comprehensive training in expanded endoscopic and open cranial base surgery. The fellowship is designed for individuals planning to pursue an academic career with an emphasis on complex skull base surgery.

The skull base clinical fellow is exposed to pathologies of the anterior, lateral and posterior cranial fossae, as well as craniofacial, head and neck and occipitocervical compartments. These surgeries are made possible by our team-based approach to surgical care in partnership with our colleagues from the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Our division performs approximately 500 skull base surgeries per year, of which approximately half are endoscopic.

The fellow works closely with senior staff in all decisions related to surgical decision making, beginning in the clinic and proceeding through surgery and postoperative care. However, as a post-residency graduate, the skull base neurosurgery fellow is granted staff privileges to admit and independently care for patients. This allows the fellow to take full-responsibility for their patients, while still benefitting from the support and mentorship of senior surgeons.

The fellow and staff meet regularly to discuss areas of growth and development in the realms of: technical operation, education, research and career development. Weekly skull base conference, and monthly resident education sessions are led by the fellow, who also participates in multidisciplinary pituitary and departmental conferences. Involvement in anatomic, clinical and translational research is expected, integrating with an established team of skull base research fellows, residents and medical students.

How to Apply

To apply for The Ohio State University Skull Base Surgery Fellowship, please send the following materials:

  • A letter of intent
  • Copy of current CV
  • Three letters of recommendation (one must be from your current or last residency program director)

Submit required materials to Daniel Prevedello, MD at