There is one funded and one un-funded fellowship in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery available at the University of British Columbia. Fellows typically train for a one year period. The funded position is supported by our team and there is also a possibility for an un-funded position supported by your home institution or government. Fellows will have hands-on participation in all stereotactic & functional procedures at UBC. Vancouver Functional Neurosurgery is the only neurosurgical facility in British Columbia (>5 million people) performing:
- Anterior capsulotomy
- Trigeminal tractotomy
- Deep brain stimulation (thalamic, pallidal, subthalamic, hypothalamic, SCG)
- Motor cortex stimulation
- Occipital nerve stimulation
We also have a very large referral base for trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm and spasticity. Fellows will get hands-on experience with percutaneous trigeminal rhizotomy, microvascular decompression (V, VII, IX).
Our facilities include microelectrode recording and Stealth Neuronavigation. We have a strong collaboration with the six movement neurologists at UBC and our Neuropsychology team. Fellows will be required to participate in clinical research and will help run the Deep Brain Stimulation Clinic.
Application for Fellowships
Eligible candidates include:
- Licensed to practice neurosurgery in home country (Postgraduate Fellow) (or) still completing neurosurgery training in home country (Postgraduate Trainee).
- Planning a career in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery
- Proficiency in English is required for licensing of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.
Interested candidates should send:
- A letter outlining why they wish to train in stereotactic & functional Neurosurgery
- Two letters of reference (including a letter of support from their Chairman)
- Their curriculum vitae (highlighting publications)
- Their email address, fax and phone contact numbers to: