On behalf of the Neurosurgery Department at LSU Health Shreveport, we are very pleased to invite interested neurosurgery resident graduates from ACGME accredited residency programs to apply for a comprehensive endoscopic and open skull base/complex cranial fellowship for the academic year starting in July 2022.

Our 12-month Skull Base Fellowship is dedicated to providing exceptional training and experience in the performance of complex intracranial neurosurgery with an emphasis upon the application of skull base surgical techniques for tumors and vascular lesions. During the fellowship year, the fellow also actively participates in ongoing clinical research in skull base neurosurgery and is required to publish at least one paper.

Our Skull Based Fellowship has accreditation by CAST (Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training). This nationally recognized accreditation gives residents the ability to earn a certificate of specialized training and is a highly pursued and respected designation among academic neurosurgery programs. LSU Health Shreveport becomes the first in Louisiana and one of less than 15 skull base residency programs in the US to receive this five-year accreditation.

We offer an excellent combination of clinical and research opportunities. The clinical component consists of all aspects of complex intracranial surgery, including endoscopic skull base surgery, aneurysm/AVM surgery, complex skull base tumors, acoustic neuroma surgery, awake craniotomy techniques, and intraventricular endoscopy. Our team works closely with the ENT Department at LSU Health Shreveport and collaborates with them on all endoscopic and lateral skull base surgeries. The fellow would also have the opportunity to participate in radiosurgery and radiation treatment for complex skull base pathology.

The research component (which takes place concurrently with the clinical duties) will provide the fellow opportunities to perform a combination of anatomic-based cadaveric projects and clinical/outcomes/technique-based projects. New project ideas are encouraged.

The fellow will be required to be involved in two research projects and will be supported to publish and present this work at national meetings. Our fellow will also oversee a monthly skull base teaching conference and be part of the faculty for any skull base courses held at our institution during the fellowship year. 

Interested applicants should email a letter of interest and a CV to shvneurosurgery@lsuhs.edu.