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Independent Clinical Fellowship in Neurosurgical Oncology (CAST accredited) at North Shore University Hospital

Accredited by the Committee of Advanced Subspecialty Training (“CAST”), the Department of Neurosurgery at North Shore University Hospital offers a one-year fellowship under the direction of Michael Schulder, MD, Program Director. The salient features of the Neurosurgical Oncology Fellowship Program include a high volume of operative and radiosurgical procedures for patients with brain and spine tumors, an energetic faculty devoted the care and operative management of these patients, a proven commitment to research and scholarly activity, excellent hospital resources, and an academic environment that includes medical students, residents, and a robust educational program. Eligible applicants must have completed an ACGME-approved neurosurgical residency training program (or the Canadian/international equivalent).

The core clinical fellowship is 12 months long, with an option for a second year dedicated to laboratory research. The primary clinical site is North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), an 820-bed acute care hospital in Manhasset, New York, which is the busiest part of our neurosurgical residency training program. Fellows will also participate in patient management and surgery at Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC), our other residency program site, 1.5 miles from NSUH. Training in stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) will occur at the Center for Advanced Medicine (CFAM), an outpatient facility across the street from LIJMC. The outpatient Brain Tumor Center, along with the large Division of Medical Oncology, is also situated at CFAM.

Application process

Applications will be accepted September through March. Please submit a letter of interest, your curriculum vitae and letter of recommendation from your residency training program director to Rita Raio, BS, C-TAGME, Training Program Administrator, [email protected].


Michael Schulder, MD

Vice Chairman of Neurosurgery, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Vice Chairman of Neurosurgery, North Shore University Hospital

Specialties: Neurological Surgery

John Andrew Boockvar, MD

Specialties: Neurological Surgery

Alexis Matthew Demopoulos, MD

Specialties: Neurooncology, Neurology

Deborah Beth Gruber, MD

Specialties: Neurology, Neurooncology

Anuj Goenka, MD

Specialties: Radiation Oncology