The 12-month 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. The fellowship is designed for those individuals who are planning a full-time academic career with a special interest and emphasis in glioma surgery, metastatic disease surgery, and stereotactic radiosurgery.

Our team works closely with world-class colleagues in the Departments of Neuro-Oncology and Radiation Oncology. The fellow will be exposed to a variety of disease processes including asleep and awake mapping brain tumor surgery, intraoperative MRI, laser interstitial thermal therapy, minimally invasive / port-based surgery for deep-seated lesions, and stereotactic radiosurgery. 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 fellow opportunity to enhance his or her teaching skills. 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. We perform over 1,000 surgical procedures for brain tumors and over 500 radiosurgery treatments yearly.

How to Apply

To apply for the Neuro-Oncology 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 Brad Elder, MD.