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Learn about the five post-residency fellowships in neurosurgery in the Department of Neurological Surgery at IU School of Medicine.

Neurological Surgery Fellowships

The Department of Neurological Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine offers seven post-residency fellowships to ensure trainees are exposed to the robust opportunities in the field of neurosurgery. Six out the seven fellowships can be enfolded within residency training after the completion of the chief year of residency; they are also offered as post-graduate training. The Pediatric Neurosurgery fellowship is only offered post residency training in a match process.

Fellows at IU School of Medicine will participate in a high clinical volume of surgeries and procedures and conduct high-impact research while training for their careers in academic medicine. Fellows will also attend educational conferences, train in a cadaveric and microanastomosis laboratory and use state-of-the-art neurosurgical equipment. The work environment for neurological surgery fellows at IU School of Medicine is highly collegial with each participating fellow functioning as an attending surgeon. Numerous opportunities for academic growth and mentorship are available.

Apply for Fellowships

Interested candidates should submit a CV and letter of interest to the Director of Education.

Stereotactic, Functional and Epilepsy Neurosurgery

This fellowship provides training to restore function and improve quality of life for patients suffering from epilepsy, movement disorders, spasticity and dystonia and other conditions.

Neurocritical Care

This fellowship provides high exposure to trauma and neurovascular disorders at a Level 1 Trauma Center, which include treating patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage and intracerebral hemorrhage.

Oncology/Skull Base

This fellowship offers a well-rounded experience in managing complex brain tumors and in the operative management of aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations. The caseload for a fellow is 350 operative cases a year.


Fellows in this fellowship gain exposure to spine disorders, tumors, artificial disc replacement, degenerative disease, trauma, kyphoplasty and pain management.

Pediatric Neurosurgery

This fellowship exposes trainees to a wide range of pediatric neurosurgical cases in preparation for independent practice or an academic career.


These two fellowships—cerebrovascular and neuroendovascular—offer faculty expertise from neurosurgeons and neuroradiologists.

Application Requirements

Applicants for all neurosurgical fellowships must be residents or graduates of neurosurgical residency programs in the United States that are approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), or from neurosurgical residency programs in Canada that are approved by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The department is unable to accept applicants with an ECFMG Visa.