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On behalf of the faculty and staff participating in the University of Utah Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Program, thank you for your interest in our program.

The University of Utah Department of Neurosurgery and the Huntsman Cancer Institute are an NCI-designated cancer center, located in the heart of the Intermountain West. The medical center sits in the foothills of the spectacular Wasatch Front Mountains, overlooking the Salt Lake valley. Salt Lake City offers a wide variety of cultural activities, including the new nationally recognized Utah Natural History Museum, and Ballet West, and endless outdoor activities, including world class skiing, boarding, bike riding, hiking, camping, and river sports.

Our mission is to train excellent well-rounded academic and clinically based neuro-oncologists. As a fellow, you will play a vital role in a diverse clinical program and work with recognized experts in neuro-oncology, neurology, oncology, neurosurgery, and radiation oncology.

Our fellowship is a one-year program in clinical neuro-oncology with the possibility of a second research year designed to provide you with excellent clinical training and experience in basic and/or clinic investigation, leading to eligibility to sit for the UCNS Board exams. We have one fellow per year. The program consists of clinical rotations and research education and training, enhanced with a structured didactic program. There is sufficient flexibility to allow for fellows to structure their experience to achieve their career goals.

Thank you for your interest. 

Joe Mendez, MD

Contact Us

Program Director

Joe Mendez, MD
Department of Neurosurgery
2000 Circle of Hope, Suite 2100
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Program Coordinator

Rachael Cox
Phone: 801-587-4024
2000 Circle of Hope, Suite 2100
Salt Lake City, UT 84112