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Meet Our Faculty

The Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Fellowship has a multidisciplinary team of faculty. Faculty come from the departments of neurosurgery, neuroradiology (including interventional capabilities), otolaryngology, ophthalmology, plastic surgery, neuroanesthesiology, and neuropathology. 

Academic mentorship and training are emphasized and bolstered by strong collaborations between the Mayo Clinic Department of Neurosurgery, Arizona State University, and the Translational Genomics Research Institute.

From the program director

Profile photo of Program Director Bernard Bendok, MDWe appreciate your interest in the Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Fellowship at Mayo Clinic. We offer a superb education in the microsurgical, endoscopic, interventional, and radiosurgical management of challenging neurovascular diseases and cranial base pathologies as well as brain tumors.

The fellowship focuses on training in cutting-edge techniques and decision-making and integration of techniques into effective practice. The fellowship also provides training in research methodologies to enhance the foundation for an academic career. We are actively staying in touch with our graduates to maintain robust academic and professional lifelong connections for all our trainees. 

Bernard Bendok, M.D.
Program Director
Professor of Neurosurgery
William J. and Charles H. Mayo Professor III
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You are assigned a staff adviser to review progress and career goals. You meet with your adviser periodically throughout the entire fellowship to ensure that your educational needs are met. Your adviser also serves as a contact point, introducing you and your family to Phoenix, Arizona, and the Mayo Clinic system.