The UAB Department of Neurosurgery offers the following fellowships for advanced neurosurgical training. All fellowships are carefully coordinated with the residency training program, in order to ensure a mutually beneficial learning experience.

Stereotactic and Functional Fellowship

A one-year, Society of Neurological Surgeons' Committee on Accreditation of Subspecialty Training (CAST) accredited Stereotactic and Functional Fellowship is offered at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. It closely adheres to the Society of Neurological Surgeons' Curriculum for Subspecialty/Fellowship Training in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. The University of Alabama at Birmingham hosts a renowned multidisciplinary Center for Movement Disorders, which is one of nine nationally designated advanced research centers, according to the American Parkinson's Disease Association. The group consists of both neurosurgeons and neurologists whose senior faculty members have more than 150 publications in the area of movement disorders.

Fellowship activities are primarily located at UAB, under the direction of Barton L. Guthrie, M.D. Clinical components include: comprehensive participation in the adult deep brain stimulation (DBS) service; participation in the development of the pediatric DBS program at Children's of Alabama and the Birmingham Veterans Administration Medical Center; comprehensive participation on the radiosurgery service; and a neurosurgery instructorship, with staff privileges to take emergency call, maintain a clinical service and run a weekly general neurosurgery clinic.

Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship

The one-year fellowship program offered at UAB/Children’s of Alabama is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowships. As such, graduating fellows are fully qualified to sit for the American Board of Pediatric Neurosurgery Exam that enables them to attain ABPNS Board Certification in Pediatric Neurosurgery.

Our fellows are well-trained under the direction of Jeffrey Blount, M.D., and perform among the top trained and most distinguished graduating residents in Neurosurgery training programs in North America. We are proud that all our fellows have successfully completed ABPNS certification, and the vast majority has continued to pursue pediatric neurosurgery. Many have gone on to leadership positions in pediatric neurosurgery at distinguished Pediatric medical centers around North America.

During the course of training, the pediatric neurosurgery fellow is fundamentally involved in the day-to-day operations of the busy clinical service. Extensive clinical exposure is attained in the operating room, clinics, inpatient wards and conferences. Each fellow has an extensive operative experience in the full range of pediatric neurosurgery cases, and in the important perioperative decision making process. The fellow characteristically presents several talks at the Pediatric Section of the AANS/CNS meeting in December and produces at least six to eight manuscripts (range four to 24 papers) for the peer reviewed literature in pediatric neurosurgery.

For eligibility requirements and application information please visit our website.

Endovascular Neurosurgery Fellowship

A one year fellowship is offered at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, under the direction of Mark R. Harrigan, MD. Fellows are involved in all aspects of endovascular neurosurgery, including diagnostic angiograms, coiling/embolization and stenting procedures. Previous fellows have transitioned their endovascular training into residency.

For further information, contact Martee Posey at (205) 996-2536.