Cerebrovascular & Skull Base Surgery


The Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington offers a Clinical Fellowship in Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Surgery under the supervision of Professors Laligam N. Sekhar, and Manuel J. Ferreira. The fellowship provides training in microsurgery of cerebrovascular and skull base lesions, and endoscopic surgery of skull base tumors, and opportunity for clinical research, and publications. It does not include any endovascular training.

The fellowship is not accredited by the ACGME.

The Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Fellow is appointed as an Acting Instructor in the Department of Neurological Surgery and will have some call responsibility for Neuro-trauma cases. All previous fellows from this program have distinguished themselves through their stellar service to patients and excellence as educators.



Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to: fellowship@neurosurgery.washington.edu.

The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates. The University of Washington is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

*COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information

Under Washington State Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, University of Washington (UW) workers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit https://www.washington.edu/coronavirus/vaccination-requirement/.


Applicants must have completed an ACGME (or Canadian equivalent) accredited neurosurgery residency program and be able to obtain a Washington license to practice. The applicant must be a graduate of a U.S or Canadian Neurosurgical residency training program.


Once all required documents (including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation) have been received and reviewed, selected candidates will be contacted to schedule interviews. Selection is competitive and based on the quality of the applicant.


Vacation, pay, and benefit specifics will be discussed at the interview. However, the University of Washington offers a highly competitive compensation package.


For more information about the UW Cerebrovascular & Skull Base Surgery Fellowship Program, please contact: fellowship@neurosurgery.washington.edu.


Neurological Surgery:

Laligam N. Sekhar, MD, FACS, FAANS

Fellowship Director

Vice Chairman & Professor
Director, Cerebrovascular Surgery
Director, Skull Base Surgery
Professor, Radiology
Director, Cerebrovascular Laboratory
William Joseph Leedom and Bennett Bigelow & Leedom Endowed Professorship


Manuel Ferreira, MD, PhD

Fellowship Co-Director

Vice Chairman & Professor
Chap and Eve Alvord and Elias Alvord Chair in Neuro-oncology
Chief of Neurological Surgery UWMC-Montlake, UWMC-Northwest
Director, Skull Base and Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery
Director, Multi-Disciplinary Pituitary Program
Co-Director, The Alvord Brain Tumor Center
Co-Director, Skull Base and Vascular Neurosurgery Fellowship


Richard G. Ellenbogen, MD, FACS

Chairman & Professor
Theodore S. Roberts Endowed Chair in Pediatric Neurosurgery
Director, UW Medicine Neurosciences Institute
Director, Neurological Surgery Residency Program
Founding Co-Executive Director, Seattle Sports Concussion Program
Professor, Department of Radiology
Adjunct Professor, Department of Global Health

Louis J. Kim, MD, MBA

Vice Chairman & Professor
Chief of the Neurological Surgery Service at Harborview Medical Center
Wallace T. Staatz Endowed Professor

Michael Levitt, MD

Associate Professor
Neurological Surgery, Radiology and Mechanical Engineering
Associate Residency Program Director



Andrew J. Montoure, MD

Acting Instructor



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