Neurotrauma Fellowship

Program Overview:

The Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington is offering a one-year Neurotrauma Fellowship.

The fellowship is focused toward a career in academic Neurotrauma, including both cranial and spinal injury. The setting is Harborview Medical Center, part of the University of Washington system and one of the busiest trauma centres in the United States. The cranial focus will include both surgical and intensive care management, particularly targeting therapy based on advanced multi-modality monitoring. The fellow will learn and become comfortable with issues such as tailoring intracranial pressure and cerebral perfusion pressure to individual patients and manipulating cerebral perfusion and metabolism to optimize demand and delivery parameters. The spinal focus will target optimal diagnosis and management of trauma to the spinal column and cord. Those applicable surgical options will be performed in conjunction with attending spinal surgeons in Neurological Surgery and Orthopaedics, offering exposure to a variety of approaches and techniques. Non-surgical and critical care options amenable to spinal column and cord injuries will also be an integral part of the fellowship. The Neurological Surgery Neurotrauma Fellow is appointed as an Acting Instructor in the Department of Neurological Surgery. Progressive independence in patient evaluation and management is encouraged during the course of the fellowship.

Research is also an integral facet of the fellowship and is primarily focused on clinical/translational care. The Department of Neurological Surgery has a plethora of prospectively-collected single- and multi-centre TBI data that will be made available to the fellow for investigation. The department is also continuously involved in single- and multi-centre clinical research investigations in the USA and Latin America, opportunities within which are also available.ry of Health and Human Services.

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How To Apply:

Please direct applications (including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and four letters of recommendation) to:

Randall M Chesnut, MD FACS FCCM FAANS
University of Washington
Department of Neurological Surgery, Box 359924
325 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

Telephone: (206) 744-9322
Fax: 206-744-9942
Email: chesnutr@uw.edu  and cc djump@uw.edu

The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates. The university is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
 

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must have completed an ACGME accredited neurosurgery residency program and be able to obtain a Washington license to practice.

An H-1B visa is required for all graduates of foreign medical schools. In order to be eligible for University sponsorship of an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non U.S.) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Selection Process:

After the Fellowship Director has received all of the required documents (including: a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of four references), the program coordinator will contact the applicant to schedule an interview.

Stipends & Benefits:

Vacation, pay, and benefit specifics will be discussed at the interview. However, the University of Washington offers a highly competitive compensation package.

Fellowship Faculty:

Neurological Surgery

Randall Chesnut, MD

Richard G. Ellenbogen, MD

Rajiv Saigal, MD PhD

Fangyi Zhang, MD

Intensive Care Medicine

Abhijit Lele, MD

Michael Souter, MD

Monica Vavillala, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Carlo Bellabarba, MD

Richard J. Bransford, MD

Haitao Zhou MD

Contact Information:

For more information about the UW Spine Fellowship Program, please contact: 

Randall M Chesnut, MD FACS FCCM FAANS
University of Washington
Department of Neurological Surgery, Box 359924
325 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

Telephone: (206) 744-9322
Fax: 206-744-9942
Email: chesnutr@uw.edu  and cc djump@uw.edu

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