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Functional Neurosurgery Fellowship

Fellowship in functional neurosurgery

The Functional Neurosurgery Fellow receives a broad exposure to and valuable experience with all aspects of functional neurosurgery procedures, including movement disorder, pain, and epilepsy surgeries.

Movement disorder surgery will include focused ultrasound, MRI-guided asleep DBS, awake DBS with microelectrode recording, and radiofrequency lesioning. Epilepsy surgery will include stereo-EEG, grid/strip placement, responsive neurostimulator placement, DBS, VNS, laser ablation, and resection. Pain procedures include microvascular decompressions, percutaneous rhizotomies, and radiosurgery lesioning.

The Functional Neurosurgery fellowship is a Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training (CAST)–approved fellowship program.

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Fellowship Information

Currently Accepting Applications: We are currently accepting applications for the 2024–2025 functional neurosurgery fellowship position and will conduct interviews on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

Application Process: Contact the Academic Program Coordinator, Stephanie Van Hemert (, 1-3 years in advance, with your CV and completed Functional Neurosurgery Fellowship Application.

Other Details:

  • Salary/Benefits:  Please see the UUH GME website for details
  • Accreditation: CAST approved
  • Program Length: 1 year
  • Location/Campus: University of Utah Hospital
  • Start of Program: July 1
  • Number of Fellows per Year: 1

Clinical Lectures & Didactics:

Contact Us

Academic Program Coordinator

Stephanie Van Hemert
Phone: 801-581-5584

Department of Neurosurgery

Phone: 801-581-6908
University of Utah Health Care
Clinical Neurosciences Center
175 North Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132



  • 2021-2022 Bornali Kundu, MD, PhD (Enfolded Fellow)