Fellowship Programs: Neurotology

Michael J. Ruckenstein, M.D., Program Director
Vice Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology
Director, Implantable Hearing Devices Program
Professor of Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Jason A. Brant, M.D., Program Director
Assistant Professor of Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Faculty Involved with the Fellowship:
Douglas Bigelow, MD
Director, Division of Otology/Neurotology
Co-Director, Center for Cranial Base Surgery
Associate Professor of Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Steven J. Eliades, M.D., PhD
Assistant Professor of Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Robert O’Reilly, M.D. (CHOP)
Director, Balance and Vestibular Program
Professor of Otorhinolaryngology, Perelman School of Medicine
Sherrie Davis, AuD
Associate Director, Audiology

About the Program:

The Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery has a two-year accredited subspecialty training program for one fellow in neurotology. The fellow receives training in otology, neurotology, and skull base disorders and surgery. The first year of fellowship, the PGY-6 year, is designed to augment the education and surgical skills developed in residency and enhance those techniques related to otology and neurotology. The second year of the fellowship, PGY-7 year, will focus on transitioning to become an independent surgeon with the knowledge and ability to care for the entire range of otologic and neurotologic pathology both in the clinic and in the OR.

We have 3 fellowship-trained and board certified otologist/neurotologists on faculty. Through the Department of Neurosurgery, the fellow will have exposure to training in Gamma Knife radiosurgery. Following completion of the fellowship, the graduate will be eligible to take the exam for a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Neurotology, administered through the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery.

The next opening for the training program will be July 2021. The program participates in the San Francisco Match.

Application information including a letter from your residency program director or chair, one additional letter, medical school and USMLE transcripts, and CV should be sent to:

Bonnie Rosen
Manger of Residency, CME, and Special Events
Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, 5th Floor Silverstein
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-662-2137 | Fax: 215-662-4515
Email: bonnie.rosen@uphs.upenn.edu