Clinical Fellowship2017-05-23T16:03:01+00:00

Clinical Fellowship

The Department is able to offer several types of clinical fellowships.

Post-Residency: Cerebrovascular Surgery

Program Title:

Clinical Fellowship in Cerebrovascular Surgery

Sponsoring Department:

Department of Neurosurgery, The University of Illinois at Chicago

Fellowship Director:

Fady T. Charbel, MD, Professor & Head

Affiliated Staff:

Sepideh Amin-Hanjani MD, Professor

Participants:

Post-residency graduates seeking additional experience in the field of cerebrovascular surgery.

Candidates:

US neurosurgical graduates or residents in training from ACGME accredited institutions. Foreign graduates already licensed in their own country, who are ECFMG certified will be considered.

Program Length:

12 Months

Program Purpose:

Our goal is to provide qualified neurosurgeons with additional experience in the field of cerebrovascular surgery including complex aneurysm surgery and bypass. The program is aimed at post-residency US neurosurgeons who wish to deepen their interest in this specialty.

Description of Teaching/Learning Activities:

  1. Operative experience in cerebrovascular surgery including complex aneurysms, bypass, carotid endarterectomy, and AVMs. Hands on clinical experience under the direct supervision of faculty members
  2. Monthly Neurosurgery Grand Rounds with guest lecturers among the leaders in neurosurgery and neurosurgical research, followed by case presentations from the neurosurgical community in the city
  3. Daily multidisciplinary teaching rounds in the ICU
  4. Bi-monthly M&M conferences with case discussions.
  5. Participation in teaching conferences and symposia dedicated to cerebrovascular topics.
  6. Dedicated time for participation in research projects performed by section of cerebrovascular surgery.
  7. Hands-on cadaver and microsurgery laboratory.

Facilities and Other Resources:

UIC Medical Center and all facilities and resources currently available for the neurosurgery resident will also be available for the neurosurgery fellow.

Application:

To apply please fill out the application below and follow the enclosed instructions.

Application for Cerebrovascular Surgery Fellowship (.doc format)

For more information on the fellowship program please contact:

Avis Foster, Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Neurosurgery (M/C 799)
University of Illinois at Chicago
912 South Wood Street
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-996-4842
Fax: 312-996-9018
email: asf216@uic.edu

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Post-Residency Fellowship: Stereotactic & Functional

Program Title:

Clinical Fellowship in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

Sponsoring Department:

Department of Neurosurgery, The University of Illinois at Chicago

Fellowship Director:

Konstantin Slavin MD, Head of Section of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

Participants:

Post-residency graduates seeking additional experience in the field of stereotactic and functional neurosurgery.

Candidates:

US neurosurgical graduates or residents in training from ACGME accredited institutions and their Canadian equivalents. Foreign graduates Foreign graduates already licensed in their own country, who are ECFMG certified will be considered.

Program Length:

12 Months

Program Purpose:

Our goal is to provide qualified neurosurgeons with additional experience in the field of stereotactic and functional neurosurgery including surgery for movement disorders, surgical treatment of pain, stereotactic radiosurgery and other applications. The program is aimed at post-residency US neurosurgeons who wish to deepen their interest in this specialty.

Description of Teaching/Learning Activities:

  1. Operative experience in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery including surgery for movement disorders, surgical treatment of pain, stereotactic radiosurgery and other applications. Hands on clinical experience under the direct supervision of faculty members
  2. Ongoing participation in clinical care, including inpatient and outpatient components, under supervision of Fellowship Director and other faculty members.
  3. Monthly Neurosurgery Grand Rounds with guest lecturers among the leaders in neurosurgery and neurosurgical research, followed by case presentations from the neurosurgical community in the city.
  4. Bi-monthly M&M conferences with case discussions.
  5. Participation in teaching conferences and symposia dedicated to functional neurosurgery topics.
  6. Dedicated time for participation in research projects performed by section of stereotactic and functional neurosurgery.
  7. Hands-on cadaver laboratory.


Facilities and Other Resources:

UIC Medical Center and all facilities and resources currently available for the neurosurgery residents, as well as Illinois Gamma Knife Center, will also be available for the stereotactic and functional neurosurgery fellow.

Application:

To apply please fill out the application below and follow the enclosed instructions.

Application for Stereotactic and Functional Fellowship (.doc format)

For more information on the fellowship program please contact:

Avis Foster, Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Neurosurgery (M/C 799)
University of Illinois at Chicago
912 South Wood Street
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-996-4842
Fax: 312-996-9018
email: asf216@uic.edu

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Post-Residency: Endovascular Neurosurgery

Program Title:

Fellowship in Endovascular Neurosurgery

Sponsoring Department:

Department of Neurosurgery, The University of Illinois at Chicago

Fellowship Director:

Victor A. Aletich, MD, Professor and Section Chief, Endovasular Neurosurgery

Program Faculty:

Fady T. Charbel, MD, Professor and Head, Department of Neurosurgery
Sepideh Amin-Hanjani MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Soma Sinha-Roy, MD, Assistant Professor & Faculty Endovascular Neurosurgery Section

Participants:

Post-residency graduates seeking broad exposure to the full spectrum of neuroradiology with sufficient senior clinical experience to warrant a focused experience to build upon his/her acquired skills.

Candidates:

US neurosurgical, neurology (with a one year neurointensive care fellowship experience) or radiology (with a one year diagnostic neuroradiology experience) graduates or residents in training from ACGME accredited institutions. Foreign graduates already licensed in their own country, who are ECFMG certified (with the completion of Steps 1 and 2, CSA, and TOEFL), will be considered.

Program Length:

24 Months

Program Purpose:

Our goal is to provide the additional experience necessary for UIC/COM fellow in Neuro-endovascular Surgery as part of their overall training in Endovascular specifically rotation at affiliated community hospitals, which will provide a greater volume and concentrated exposure to Neurointerventional management of acute stroke, intracranial and extrancranial occlusive disease, and related endovascular and neurosurgical management of such conditions.  This is due to the different case mix compared to the primary site where the Neuroendovascular exposure is heavily weighted towards aneurysms and vascular malformations, and provides less exposure to the experience noted above.  The program is aimed at post-residency US neurosurgeons who wish to deepen their interest in this specialty.

Description of Teaching/Learning Activities:

  1. Clinical experience in the neuroangio suites at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center and other affiliated institutions.
  2. Monthly Neurosurgery Grand Rounds with guest lecturers among the leaders in neurosurgery and neurosurgical research, followed by case presentations from the neurosurgical community in the city
  3. Daily multidisciplinary teaching rounds in the ICU
  4. Bi-monthly M&M conferences with case discussions.
  5. Participation in teaching conferences and symposia dedicated to cerebrovascular topics.
  6. Dedicated time for participation in research projects performed by section of endovascular surgery.
  7. Hands-on cadaver and microsurgery laboratory.
  8. Weekly Endovascular and Neurovascular Conferences which involves reviewing and developing therapeutic plans of all cases considered for endovascular or neurosurgical procedures.

Facilities and Other Resources:

UIC Medical Center and all facilities and resources currently available for the neurosurgery residents will also be available for the endovascular fellows.

Application:

To apply please fill out the application below and follow the enclosed instructions.

Application for Endovascular Fellowship (.doc format)

For more information on the fellowship program please contact:
Avis Foster, Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Neurosurgery (M/C 799)
University of Illinois at Chicago
912 South Wood Street
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-996-4842
Fax: 312-996-9018
email: asf216@uic.edu

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