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Department and Faculty

The Cerebrovascular, Endovascular and Skull Base Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Arizona is a two- to three-year fellowship which combines the two CAST fellowships within the Society of Neurological Surgeons, Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery and Endovascular Neurosurgery, into one integrated three-year experience.

The multidisciplinary Mayo Clinic faculty for the fellowship is from the departments of neurosurgery, radiology, otolaryngology, plastic surgery and neurology. Academic mentorship and training are emphasized and bolstered by strong collaborations between the Department of Neurosurgery, Arizona State University, and the Translational Genomics Research Institute.   


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 being met. Your adviser also serves as a contact point, introducing you and your family to Phoenix, Arizona, and the Mayo Clinic system.

From the director

Profile photo of Program Director Bernard Bendok, MDWe appreciate your interest in the Cerebrovascular, Endovascular and Skull Base Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. 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 as well as decision making and integration of techniques into an effective practice. The fellowship also provides training in research methodologies to enhance the foundation for an academic career.

We are very actively staying in touch with our graduates to maintain robust academic and professional life long connective for all of our trainees.

Bernard Bendok, M.D.
Neurosurgery Cerebrovascular, Endovascular and Skull Base Fellowship Program Director