UC San Diego School of Medicine offers an ACGME-accredited two year fellowship in neurotology and skull base surgery. The program involves advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the temporal bone and lateral skull base, with a special emphasis on surgical treatment of tumors involving these areas. Advanced training is provided in the auditory and vestibular sciences, beyond that found in primary otolaryngology residency. Fellows will have the opportunity to work as part of multidisciplinary teams involving neurotologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiaologists, and other related specialists.
Our goal is to prepare our trainees to excel as clinicians, researchers, and educators. Fellows are exposed to a large and diverse patient population at the institutions served by the faculty including UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center, UC San Diego Medical Center, Kaiser San Diego Medical Center, VA San Diego Medical Center, and Rady Children’s Hospital). The curriculum includes dedicated time for research activities. Fellows develop their skills as surgical educators through their interactions with residents and medical students.
La Jolla Veterans Affairs Medical Center
The VA Medical Center (VAMC) has a 250 total bed capacity and a busy vascular (Gold Surgery) and cardiothoracic surgery program. The annual vascular surgery caseload is approximately 350 procedures.
Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center
Zion Kaiser Foundation Medical Center: This 368 bed facility has an accredited vascular laboratory and a busy vascular surgery service staffed by 6 board-certified vascular surgeons and physician assistant. Annual vascular surgery caseload ranges from 1,100-1,200 procedures, including >100 EVARs.
UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center
Jacobs Medical Center is a 245-bed hospital built on the philosophy that when you are in a comfortable environment it is easier to heal. It is surrounded by scenic views of the rolling hills of the UC San Diego La Jolla campus. Jacobs Medical Center includes a 36-bed intensive care unit, 10 operating rooms and is connected to an emergency room at Sulpizo Cardiovascular Center.
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Otology, Neurotology Skull-Base Surgery
We offer one position every year. The application deadline is June 30th of the year prior to enrollment. The start date is July 1.
To complete an application you must register for the match at sfmatch.org and send a C.V. and 3 letters of recommendation to Norissa Gastelum, Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
UCSD Neurotology Fellowship Program
c/o Norissa Gastelum MC# 8895
200 W. Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92103
Per ACGME RRC requirements, fellows must graduate from a US or Canadian accredited residency in otolaryngology prior to starting fellowship.
Quyen T. Nguyen, MD, PhD