General Neurosurgery Fellowship

General Neurosurgery Fellowship

Swedish Neuroscience Institute offers one- and two-year fellowships in general and advanced tertiary care neurosurgery. Physicians who are fully trained in neurosurgery receive additional hands-on training and are able to refine their skills. This training includes the diagnosis and management of a wide variety of neurosurgical conditions, including spine, complex spine and minimally invasive spine; brain tumors, including pituitary, acoustic and skull-base tumors; cerebrovascular disorders, including cerebral aneurysms, AVM, cavernomas and moyamoya disease.

Epilepsy and movement disorder programs are integrated, which provides an opportunity for a significant number of epilepsy surgeries and deep brain stimulation implants. Those receiving this fellowship training are also provided an opportunity to experience extracranial carotid and vertebral artery disorders, including carotid endarterectomy. Training also includes radiosurgery.

Additional surgical training is included at the Seattle Science Foundation, a state-of-the-art bioskills and tele-education center located immediately adjacent to the SNI outpatient clinic. At SSF, fellows have access to a skull base teaching laboratory and participate in ongoing hands-on courses in advanced skull-base surgical techniques. Training in stereotactic radiosurgery will occur at the Swedish Radiosurgery Center, one of the few facilities in the world to include side-by-side GammaKnife® and CyberKnife® devices.

Neurosurgeons at Swedish have access to the most advanced technologies and perform procedures in state-of-the-art operating and interventional suites.

Faculty: Joseph Eskridge, M.D., endovascular therapy; Greg Foltz, M.D., neurosurgery and brain tumors; Ryder Gwinn, M.D., neurosurgery/surgical epilepsy and function neurosurgery; John Hsiang, M.D., neurosurgery/spine surgery; Sarah Jost, M.D., neurosurgery, brain tumors; Arthur Lam, M.D., neuro anesthesiology; Yince Loh, M.D., interventional neuroradiology; Marc Mayberg, M.D., neurosurgery/brain tumors and cerebrovascular disease; David Newell, M.D., neurosurgery/cerebrovascular disease and minimally invasive spine; Peter Nora, M.D., neurosurgery/deep brain surgery and spine surgery; Rod Oskouian, M.D., neurosurgery/complex spine surgery; and Ronald Young, M.D., neurosurgery and Gamma Knife.

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Contact Information

Neuroscience Institute Administrative Office
550 17th Avenue
Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: 206-320-2800
Fax: 206-320-2827
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Swedish Neurosurgery Fellowship Program

For fellowship inquiries, please contact:

Sue Thomas
Program Coordinator
Phone: 206-320-3782


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