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Neurological Surgery Fellowships

The Department of Neurological Surgery offers six post-residency fellowships and ensures fellows are exposed to high clinical volume, high-impact research opportunities, educational conferences, a cadaveric and microanastomosis laboratory as well as state-of-the-art neurosurgical equipment.

The work environment for neurological surgery fellows at IU School of Medicine is highly collegial with each participating fellow functioning as an attending surgeon. Numerous opportunities for academic growth and mentorship are available. Fellows spend most of their time at IU Health Methodist Hospital in downtown Indianapolis.


Interested candidates should submit a CV and letter of interest to the Director of Education. Additional requirements may apply to specific programs.

Applicants for all neurosurgical fellowships must be residents or graduates of neurosurgical residency programs in the United States that are approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), or of neurosurgical residency programs in Canada that are approved by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Note: We are currently unable to accept applicants with an ECFMG Visa.

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Fellowship Programs

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Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery

This one-year program will advance the training of future neurosurgeons with an interest in neuromodulation of the central nervous system to restore function and improve quality of life for patients suffering from epilepsy, movement disorders, spasticity and dystonia and other conditions.

Neurocritical Care

This fellowship program provides high exposure to trauma and neurovascular disorders, including aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage and intracerebral hemorrhage.

Learn More Neurocritical Care

Oncology/Skull Base

The fellowship in skull base (transcranial)/endoscopic) oncology offers a well-rounded experience in managing complex brain tumors.

Learn More Oncology/Skull Base


Fellows in the one-year Spine Surgery Fellowship gain exposure to traumatic spine and brain disorders in amateur and professional athletes.

Learn More Spine

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Fellows in this program may choose to focus on neurovascular, neuro-oncology, spine or epilepsy/functional subspecialties.
Learn More Pediatric Neurosurgery


This one- to two-year fellowship may be customized to include surgical, endovascular or a combined experience.

Learn More Vascular/Endovascular