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.

Past Fellows

  • 2020-2021  Vance L. Fredrickson, MD
  • 2020-2021  Todd Hollon, MD 
  • 2019-2020  Serge Makarenko, MD
  • 2018-2019  Michael A. Cohen, MD
  • 2017-2018  Yair M. Gozal, MD, PhD
  • 2016-2018  Gmaan Alzhrani, MD

Contact Us

Jessica Colon
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Phone: 801-581-5584
Fax: 801-581-4385
Email: jessica.colon@hsc.utah.edu

Department of Neurosurgery
University of Utah Health
175 N. Medical Drive East, 5th Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84132