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Neurological Surgery Fellowships

The Department of Neurological Surgery offers six post-residency fellowships and ensures fellows are exposed to high clinical volume, high-impact research opportunities, educational conferences, a cadaveric and microanastomosis laboratory as well as 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. Fellows spend most of their time at IU Health Methodist Hospital in downtown Indianapolis.


Interested candidates should submit a CV and letter of interest to the Director of Education. Additional requirements may apply to specific programs. Completion of an approved neurosurgery residency program before applying is preferred.

Note: We are currently unable to accept applicants with an ECFMG Visa.

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Fellowship Programs

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Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery

This one-year program will advance the training of future neurosurgeons with an interest in neuromodulation of the central nervous system 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 program provides high exposure to trauma and neurovascular disorders, including aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage and intracerebral hemorrhage.

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Oncology/Skull Base

The fellowship in skull base (transcranial)/endoscopic) oncology offers a well-rounded experience in managing complex brain tumors.

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Fellows in the one-year Spine Surgery Fellowship gain exposure to traumatic spine and brain disorders in amateur and professional athletes.

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Pediatric Neurosurgery

Fellows in this program may choose to focus on neurovascular, neuro-oncology, spine or epilepsy/functional subspecialties.
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This one- to two-year fellowship may be customized to include surgical, endovascular or a combined experience.

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Fellowship Training

Neurological Surgery fellows are trained by experienced faculty who publish research results from clinical trials and independent clinical investigations in reputable peer-reviewed biomedical journals each year.

Details on Fellows' salaries and benefits are available through the Office of Graduate Medical Education.

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