Department and Faculty

The Department of Neurosurgery at Mayo Clinic is one of the largest in the United States. Each year, the entire spectrum of neurosurgical conditions and diseases is treated essentially at one site, which ensures an unparalleled training experience.

The Neurosurgical Skull Base Oncology Fellowship is primarily based at Mayo Clinic's Rochester campus; however, elective time can be performed at additional Mayo Clinic campuses (Jacksonville, Florida, and Scottsdale, Arizona) based on your interests. All your activities are focused on skull base oncology and its management.


Fellowship activities are carried out primarily at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester, Saint Marys Campus, for inpatient activities, and the Gonda Building for outpatient activities.

An active skull base cadaver lab, as well as a rat anastomosis lab and a dry model lab, are available for simulation.


Michael J. Link, M.D.
Clinical profile and research profile

Jamie J. Van Gompel, M.D.
Clinical profile and research profile

Visiting professors

Typically, between four and eight visiting professors from all walks of neurosurgery are invited to Rochester each year.