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Neurological Surgery Fellowships

Indiana University School of Medicine offers five post-residency fellowships in neurosurgery. The Department of Neurological Surgery ensures that fellows are exposed to a very high clinical volume, high-impact research opportunities, educational conferences, a cadaveric and microanastomosis laboratory, and 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 Indianapolis.

Application Process

To apply for a neurosurgery fellowship at IU School of Medicine, interested candidates must submit a curriculum vitae and letter of interest to the Department of Neurological Surgery. Completion of an approved neurosurgery residency program prior to application is preferred.

These programs are currently unable to accept applicants with an ECFMG Visa. Additional application requirements may apply to specific programs. Interested applicants can contact the Department of Neurological Surgery to get more information about IU School of Medicine neurosurgery fellowship programs.

Fellowship Programs


This one- to two-year fellowship may be customized to include surgical, endovascular or a combined experience.

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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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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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Neurocritical Care

This fellowship program provides high exposure to trauma and neurovascular disorders, including aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage and intracerebral hemorrhage.

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Pediatric Neurosurgery

Fellows in this program may choose to focus on neuro-vascular, neuro-oncology, spine or epilepsy/functional subspecialties.

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Neurological Surgery Fellowship Training

Neurological Surgery fellows at IU School of Medicine 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 employment requirements and benefits for fellows are available through the Office of Graduate Medical Education.