Complex Cranial Neurosurgery

The University of South Florida Department of Neurological Surgery, Division of Vascular and Skull Base Surgery support a fully funded one or two year fellowship in Skull Base Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery. The chosen fellow is seen as an integral part of the multidisciplinary Center for Vascular and Skull Base Surgery which includes Interventional Neuroradiologists, Otolaryngologists, Neurointensivists, as well as members of our division. The fellow is involved in all aspects of care including preoperative evaluation, non-operative management, operative planning and execution, as well as postoperative care and follow up. USF is a regional referral center for complex skull base and vascular conditions; over 200 aneurysms are treated annually using a variety of approaches. During this fellowship the fellow will be exposed to and gain skill with a multitude of skull base approaches as well as complex aneurysm reconstruction and bypass techniques. During this time the fellow will also spend time in the Osman Microanatomy Laboratory, not only for research but to improve his/her microvascular technique. They will also be expected to assist with the annual Masters' Course in Skull Base Surgery, held at USF. 

We are currently committed to fellows for the 2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21 Academic years. If you are interested in information regarding the fellowship and the application process please contact Coordinator, Kelly Thompson, to request further information regarding the application process. 

Cranial Fellowship Application

Current Fellow

Pankaj Kumar Agarwalla, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Residency

Past Fellows and Current Appointments

Jayson Sack, MD
Assistant Professor
University of South Florida

Ramsey Ashour, MD
Assistant Professor
Seton Brain and Spine Institute Clinical Education Center Austin, Texas

Ricky Wong, MD, MBA
Director of Skull Base and Pituitary Surgery
NorthShore University Health System

Kenneth M. De Los Reyes, MD
Assistant Professor
Loma Linda University Health/Neurosurgery

Andrew Carlson, M.D., MS-CR
Assistant Professor
University of New Mexico

Jamie J. Van Gompel, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Mayo Clinic Department of Neurosurgery
Rochester, MN

Justin Sweeney, M.D.
Neurosurgical Specialists of West County
Mercy Hospital Saint Louis, MO

Raul Olivera, M.D.
Assistant Professor
University of South Florida

Michael Huang, M.D.
Assistant Professor
University of California – San Francisco

Rashid Janjua, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Wake Forrest University

Nicholas Levine, M.D.
Assistant Professor
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Anthony D’Ambrosio, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Columbia University

Samuel Barnett, M.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Texas - Southwestern

Siviero Agazzi, M.D., MBA
University of South Florida

A. Samy Youssef, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of South Florida