Overview

Patient Management

The skull base fellow is appointed for one to two years. The fellow will participate in the clinical diagnosis, pre-operative assessment, intraoperative participation, and postoperative management of patients with skull base lesions including complex tumors at the base of the skull, complex aneurysms located at the cranial base, and head and neck cancer (along with the ENT Division of the Department of Surgery).

Academic Responsibilities

The fellow will be involved with teaching of residents at all levels and he/she will participate in the skull base conference where cases are presented for discussion and management with ENT and neuroradiology. The fellow is also expected to be involved in a retrospective analysis and also a prospective study in the various disease processes that involve the cranial base.

Skull Base Laboratory

In addition, the anatomical skull base laboratory provided by the Department of Neurosurgery is available for correlative anatomical studies and the developments and refinements in skull base approaches. The fellow is expected to present papers at national and international meetings, as well as prepare publications in the peer-reviewed journals as well as textbooks. Opportunities for basic science research studying the skull base will be available.

Future Skull Base Fellows

  • 2016-2018  Gmaan Alzhrani, MD, McGill University
  • 2017-2018  Yair Gozal, MD, PhD, University of Cincinnati
  • 2018-2019  Michael A. Cohen, MD, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Contact Us

Primary contact:
Amy Ekins
Department of Neurosurgery

University of Utah Health

175 N. Medical Drive East, 5th Floor

Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Phone: 801-585-2453
Fax: 801-581-4385

Email: amy.ekins@hsc.utah.edu