We will begin accepting applications for the 2021–2022 fellowship position in late 2018 and will conduct interviews in spring 2019. Successful applicants must have completed a neurosurgery residency program. All eligible incoming fellows must obtain a Utah medical license, a Utah controlled substance license, and a federal DEA certificate prior to beginning his/her fellowship at the University of Utah.

Current Skull Base Fellows

  • 2016-2018  Gmaan Al-Zhrani, MD, McGill University
  • 2017-2018  Yair Gozal, MD, PhD, University of Cincinnati

Future Skull Base Fellows

  • 2018-2019  Michael A. Cohen, MD, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • 2019-2020  Serge Makarenko, MD, University of British Columbia

International Applicants

The neurosurgery skull base fellowship program at the University of Utah accepts applications from international medical graduates. These applicants must be qualified for the fellowship program according to the same criteria used for all applicants to the program. The Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) requires applicants to have completed two years of training in an ACGME accredited program to issue a Utah medical license. An exemption to this requirement may be possible if approved by the Graduate Medical Education Committee.

For detailed information, please see our University of Utah Graduate Medical Education policy on Eligibility and Credentialing of Housestaff. In addition, international graduates must have a valid ECFMG certificate before they can be considered. A J-1 Visa (or citizenship or permanent residency or approval of application for permanent residency) is required for all non-US citizens in a training program who provide patient care. For more information, please see our University of Utah Graduate Medical Education policy on Eligibility and Examinations for International Medical Graduates

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