Program Description

The neurosurgery department hosts 2 fellows each year dedicated to skull base Neurosurgery.

The fellowship is designed for a one to two year experience.



Applicants must have completed their residency and have already one or two years of post residency practice and some experience with clinical research and scientific publications.


Goals and Objectives for Training

This fellowship provides advanced training in the management of patients with complex cranial base and intracranial disorders.

Fellows will acquire an in-depth knowledge of

  • skull base anatomy in our skull base laboratory,
  • skull base lesions and their management while participating in the evaluation, operation, and follow-up care of all patients in the service.

Additionally, the fellow will be involved in clinical or laboratory research and will have the opportunity to prepare and publish research projects using the wealth of data available to them. A minimum of 2 publications in international  journal is expected.

Fellows will participate as a faculty in our numerous skull base courses in Paris (4 per year) and in IRCAD Strasbourg (2 per year).

They will also benefit of an introduction into the scientific society and groups in the field which will prepare them for an academic career in skull base surgery.


Clinical Duties

 Fellows trully become members of the Department of Neurosurgery and actively participate in the training and education of residents and medical students.

Fellows are expected to share call with the attending physicians and to be on call for complicated cases or postoperative complications. Fellows manage the pre- and postoperative care of patients in surgical and outpatient clinic settings.

  • Fellows actively participate in the Skull Base activities of the department, in the operating room and in the follow-up of patients in the department,
  • Fellows are part of the Neurosurgery Department. They are therefore actively involved in the training of interns and medical students,
  • They are in charge once a week of teaching sessions for interns and medical students: Case discussion, theoretical presentation, journal club,
  • They also share with the attending physicians of the department the follow-up of our patients on the floors and in the ICU,
  • They are expected to share call with the attending physicians and to be on call for complicated cases or postoperative complications,
  • They have out-clinic activities and their own patients that they manage in collaboration with the neurosurgery team,
  • Fellows participate in all the multidisciplinary meetings of the department and are in charge of the monthly skull base tumor board.


Previous and scheduled fellows

  • Dr Kenichi Oyama, Tokyo, Japan, 2012-203
  • Dr Chang Wei-chieh, Taichung, Taiwan, 2013-2014
  • Dr Kentaro Watanabe, Tokyo, Japan, 2014-2016
  • Dr Shunya Hanakita, Tokyo, Japan, 2015-2017
  • Dr Moujahed Labidi, Montreal, Canada, 2015-2017
  • Dr Hun Ho Park, Seoul, South Korea, 2016-2018
  • Dr Frederico Pessina, Milano, Italy, 2017-2018
  • Dr Pierre Olivier Champagne, Montreal, Canada, 2018-2019
  • Dr Eduard Voormolen, Utrecht, Nederland , 2018-2019
  • Dr Paolo Di-Russo, Pisa, Italy, 2019-2020
  • Dr Lorenzo Giammattei, Lausane, Suiss, 2019-2021
  • Dr Stefan Lieber, Germany 2021-2022
  • Dr Atsuchi Okano, Japan, 2021-2022

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