About the program
The Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Neurosurgery Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin provides a one-year fellowship in the surgical management of neuro-vascular disorders and complex skull base tumors, giving the fellow an organized, comprehensive, surprised, and full-time educational experience in cerebrovascular and skull base neurosurgery. The service is primarily centered at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, but operative procedures under the same faculty also occur in the adjoining Veterans Hospital and Children’s Hospital.
Clinical, research, and scholarly activities
The bulk of this fellowship is located in the department with an estimated 300 operative procedures for the fellow during their clinical training portion of the fellowship, training in a full range of noncomplex to complex disorders and will have clinical exposure to multiple attendings. Also included in the skull base procedures is the vast experience with management of complex aneurysms located in the cranial base to further specialize and develop advanced knowledge and technical skills in the management of patients with complex cerebrovascular/skull base disorders and to prepare for academic careers and consultative services in this subspecialty.
The Surgical Neuroanatomy and Microsurgery Laboratory can be utilized to develop novel surgical corridors and reconstructive techniques. Fellows are expected to utilize this outstanding resource to prepare for complex cases, improve surgical skills, and develop independent anatomical research projects. A dedicated clinical research manager assists in the development and execution of prospective trials affecting the management and quality of life of skull base patients or any trials in the department.
Fellows are expected to engage in scholarly activity through clinical and/or laboratory research. A dedicated surgical neuroanatomy and microvascular skill laboratory are available under the direction of Dr. Mustafa K. Baskaya and included high-definition microscopic stations with complete instrumentation. The fellow will become an integral part of the Department of Neurosurgery and will actively participate in the training and education of residents and medical students. The fellow will attend all case conferences, teaching sessions, journal clubs, and resident anatomy laboratory conferences. A weekly resident anatomy review conference will be organized by the fellow.
Who can apply
Qualified applicants for the Cerebrovascular & Skull Base Fellowship program must have graduated from either an ACGME-accredited neurosurgery residency program or graduated from a full privileged international program and meet requirements of the University of Wisconsin.
Interested candidates should submit their CV to:
Mustafa Baskaya, MD
Director of Skull Base Program
Department of Neurological Surgery
University of Wisconsin
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53792
Sarah Edlund, Fellowship Coordinator