Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, offers a two-year clinical fellowship in neurotology. The Neurotology Fellowship provides comprehensive graduated training in all aspects of advanced neurotologic care, including primary evaluation, diagnostic testing, counseling, medical, surgical, and radiosurgical management and rehabilitation.
Fellowship training takes place in a high-volume quaternary health care facility and encompasses, but is not limited to:
- Microsurgery of lateral skull base tumors including vestibular schwannoma, meningioma, and jugular paraganglioma
- Stereotactic radiosurgery for lateral skull base tumors
- Comprehensive care of neurofibromatosis type 2
- Cochlear implantation
- Complex disorders of the facial nerve
- Participation in multidisciplinary care of the skull base patient
In addition to the clinical experience, trainees in the Neurotology Fellowship regularly participate in basic science and clinical research. Support for national and international conference attendance is provided per institutional policy. In addition, fellows are given the opportunity to attend gamma knife radiosurgery training for certification.
The program is accredited and fulfills the training requirements as defined by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
After successfully completing the program, you will be board-eligible for Neurotology Subcertification through the American Board of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery.
The Department of Otorhinolaryngology at Mayo Clinic was established in 1906 and has maintained a thriving otologic and skull base practice for over 100 years. In fact, William J. Mayo, M.D., first reported using a dental drill for mastoidectomy in 1886, becoming one of the first surgeons to apply this technology to otologic surgery.
The Neurotology Fellowship began in 2018. We anticipate that one trainee will complete this program annually.