Neurosurgical Oncology Fellowship

The neurosurgical oncology fellowship is primarily focused on the surgical management of primary and metastatic brain tumors incorporating skull base tumors and spinal oncology. Fellows will have the opportunity to treat brain tumor patients with important technologies such as Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and focused ultrasound. They will also be exposed to novel surgical approaches/treatments that include fluorescence-guided surgery (FGS), laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT), tumor-related epilepsy surgery, photodynamic therapy, and robotic-assisted exoscope neurosurgery. Awake craniotomy and intraoperative brain mapping techniques (direct and subcortical stimulation) will be an important component of the fellowship.

Fellows can also participate in the multi-disciplinary brain tumor clinic with neuro-oncology at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. In addition, participation in brain tumor specific clinical trials focused on intraoperative technologies/therapies will also be possible during the fellowship.

For more information and to apply, contact: Costas Hadjipanayis, MD, PhD, and Melissa Lukehart.