Neurotology and Cranial Base Surgery Fellowship
The Vanderbilt Neurotology and Cranial Base Surgery Fellowship is a two-year program designed for physicians seeking specialized training in otologic and neurotologic procedures. As one of the top-ranked and longest-running programs in the nation with a high surgical volume, the Vanderbilt Neurotology and Cranial Base Surgery Fellowship is highly sought after. One position is offered annually through the San Francisco (SF) Match Program and is an ACGME-accredited fellowship training program.
Fellows collaborate closely with Hearing and Speech faculty at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, which is ranked #1 by U.S. News and World Report. Our cochlear implant program is #1 in the nation in surgical volume and research. Fellows also work closely with the Department of Neurosurgery, receiving robust surgical and clinical experience in a large variety of Skull Base procedures.
- David S. Haynes, MD
- Robert F. Labadie, BS, MD, PhD, FACS, MMHC
- Marc L. Bennett, MD
- Matthew R. O'Malley, MD
- Kareem Tawfik, MD
- Reid Thompson, MD
- Lola Chambliss, MD
- Peter Morone, MD
- Kenneth E. Watford, DNP, APRN
- Emily Brignola, MSN, APRN, NP-C
The Vanderbilt Neurotology and Cranial Base Surgery Fellowship encompasses all aspects of adult and pediatric neurotology and otology, including:
- Microsurgical procedures for acoustic neuroma
- Skull base tumors
- Cochlear and brainstem implants
- All other otologic and neurotologic procedures including robotic, endoscopic, and image-guided neurotologic procedures.
A specialized course curriculum emphasizes leadership training in the academic setting. Educational efforts also include quality initiatives, strategy, and operational improvement.