Neurotology and Skull-Base Surgery Fellowship

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, Rady Children’s Hospital, and Scripps Green Hospital).  The curriculum includes dedicated time for research activities.  Fellows develop their skills as surgical educators through their interactions with residents and medical students.

The core neurotology faculty members are:

Application Information

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 and send a C.V. and 3 letters of recommendation to Norissa Gastelum, Program Coordinator at 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 Nguyen, MD, PhD 
Program Director

Norissa Gastelum
Program Coordinator