Research Program in Anatomy and Neurosurgical Techniques

Every year, we welcome Neurosurgeons for periods of 6 months to a year for a skull base research fellowship.



  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Project proposal (Neuro-anatomy, development of surgical techniques, development of innovative technologies, …)

Requests are to be sent by email to Mrs Melanie Trehoux,, copy to Prof. S. Froelich,

Once your application is accepted, the administrative procedure lasts about 2 to 3 months.


Fellowship program

Our dedicated skull base neurosurgery team, faculty and skull base clinical fellows, supervises the trainees :

  • Finalization of the project
  • Follow-up of project progress during laboratory meeting
  • Assistance for the publication of the results


Activity Details

Laboratory work is done in collboration with other research fellows and skull base clinical fellows.

  • Research in the laboratory,
  • Participation in ongoing, clinical, technical and anatomical projects,
  • Observation of the surgical activities of Prof. S. Froelich,
  • Participation in outpatient clinic,
  • Participation in staff meetings and skull base tumor board,
  • Participation in the organization / supervision of training courses – Workshop at IRCAD Strasbourg (2 courses per year) and Lariboisiere Skull Base Masterclass in the laboratory (4 courses / year)


2 publications in international peer-reviewed journals


Fellows and previous projects

  • Francesco Corrivetti, Italy, April 2016-July 2016. Research topic: Endoscopic techniques applied to insular surgery.
  • Dr. Kenishi Oyama, Japan, November 2012 – November 2013. Research topic: V1-V2 anterolateral triangle.
  • Dr. Wei Chieh CHANG, Taishung, Taiwan, November 2013 – November 2014. Research topic: Transorbital endonasal approach to the temporal lobe.
  • Dr. Shunya Hanakita, Tokyo, Japan, November 2016- November 2017. Research topic: Deep skull baseions: Multiportal -multimodal approach.
  • Dr. Hun-Ho Park, Seoul, Korea, May 2017 – January 2018. Research topic: Endoscopic endonasal approach to the mesial temporal lobe.
  • Dr. Daniel Ranconi, Belohorizonte, Brazil, May 2017-October 2017. Research topic: Trans-orbital approach to the mesial temporal lobe.
  • Dr. Valentino Tardivo, Turin, September 2017- March 2018. Research topic: Endoscopic assisted approach to the craniocervical junction through the far lateral approach.
  • François Rhéault, Canada, June 1st, 2017
  • Miguel Marigil Sanchez, Spain, August 2018-November 2019. Comparative study of the transorbital and supraorbital approaches.
  • Davide Di Carlo, Pisa, January 2019-May 2019. Research topic: Endoscopy assisted approach of the clivus using the anterolateral approach for the craniovertebral junction.
  • Arianna Fava, Pisa, Italy, Research topic : Endoscopic assisted appraoch to the CCJ through a far lateral appraoch
  • Fumhiro Matano, Japan, research topic : Vertebral artery transposition
  • Atsuchi Okano, Japan, research topic : prelacrymal endoscopic endonasal approach to the temporal fossa

For more information

Contact: Prof. Sébastien Froelich, sé