The Surgical Neuro-Oncology Fellowship in the Department of Neurological Surgery at The Ohio State University offers advanced comprehensive training in all facets of surgical neuro-oncology. This fellowship is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Subspecialty Training (CAST) of the Society of Neurological Surgeons. The fellowship is designed for those individuals who are planning a full-time academic career with a special interest and emphasis in the treatment of patients harboring gliomas, brain metastasis or other central nervous system neoplastic disease.

Our team works closely with world-class colleagues in the Departments of Neuro-Oncology and Radiation Oncology at the James Comprehensive Cancer Center and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, which is the only academic facility in central Ohio, serving over 2.5 million people. Fellows will be expected to complete a 12-month clinical exposure to multi-disciplinary management of patients with central nervous system tumors. The fellow will be exposed to a variety of surgical techniques including asleep and awake mapping brain tumor surgery, intraoperative MRI, laser interstitial thermal therapy, minimally invasive/port-based surgery for deep-seated lesions, stereotactic radiosurgery, robotic guided brain biopsy and gene therapy. Over 1,200 neurosurgical procedures for brain tumors and over 700 stereotactic radiosurgery procedures are performed per year.

The fellow also participates in ongoing research activities including clinical research and clinical trials, and will be expected to initiate and lead research projects. The fellow will also engage residents and medical students in didactic teaching and present research in grand rounds presentations.

Elder_James Bradley_720x720J. Bradley Elder, MD
Director, Surgical Neuro-Oncology Fellowship

410 West 10th Avenue
N-1037 Doan Hall
Columbus OH 43210

How to apply

Required applications materials include:

  • A personal statement
  • A current CV
  • 3 letters of recommendation (one from program director of residency training program).

Interested candidates should send inquiries to:

Sarah Hallam

Department of Neurological Surgery
N1018 Doan Hall
410 W 10th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210