Page Content
Browse up a level:Residencies and Fellowships Navigation menu for the following sub-section:

Neurosurgical Oncology Fellowship (Minnesota)


Program description

The Department of Neurological Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is one of the busiest and most prestigious neurosurgical programs in the world. Our one-year enfolded or external Neurosurgical Oncology Fellowship offers training in all aspects of neurosurgical care for adult patients with primary and secondary intra-axial brain tumors.

The goal of our fellowship is to prepare neurosurgeons to be leaders in academic neurosurgical oncology.

Specific highlights include:

  • Large case volumes: Mayo Clinic performs more than 1,200 adult brain tumor procedures each year
  • Training in all aspects of surgical management of intra-axial brain tumors including tumors in eloquent cortex, awake craniotomy, electrophysiological mapping, intraventricular tumors, intra-operative MRI, laser-induced thermal therapy, stereotactic biopsy, and Gamma Knife radiosurgery
  • Multidisciplinary practice with neuro-oncology, radiation oncology and medical oncology
  • Productive research environment with extensive clinical research, clinical trials and translational research


Application for accreditation of Neurosurgical Oncology Fellowship by the Society of Neurological Surgeons Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training (SNS CAST) is pending.


After successfully completing the program, you receive a certification of completion in neurosurgical oncology training from the Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education. Application for SNS CAST accreditation is pending.

Program history

The Neurosurgical Oncology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic began in 2018. We anticipate that one trainee will complete this program annually.

Mayo has a long history of neurosurgical education dating back almost 100 years. More than 500 residents and fellows have completed neurosurgical training with the Department of Neurologic Surgery.