Pediatric Neurosurgery

Program Overview

Department of Neurological Surgery offers a one-year fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery designed to foster careers in academic neurological surgery. One Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellow is appointed each year in this program

The Fellow actively participates in a pediatric service involving patient care, research, and teaching. The Fellow works extensively with attending neurosurgeons at Seattle Children's Hospital, all of whom are faculty members with the University of Washington School of Medicine.

The Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellow is appointed as an Acting Instructor in Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington. Progressive independence in patient evaluation and management is encouraged during the course of the fellowship.

The fellow will actively participate in the management of all facets of pediatric neurosurgery. This includes extensive mentoring in tumors, epilepsy, craniofacial disorders, hydrocephalus, minimally invasive endoscopic neurosurgery, management of spasticity including selective dorsal rhizotomies and placement of baclofen pumps, spine, infection, complex trauma cases, and neural tube defects including myelomeningocele, lipomyelomeningocele, and tethered spinal cord. Strong emphasis is placed on clinical and/or basic science research productivity with several ongoing faculty research projects in place.


How to Apply

The University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship is matched through the San Francisco Matching Program. Please refer to the SF Match website ( for application timelines and matching dates, as they vary year to year.

In addition to registering for the match through SFMatch, interested applicants must submit a brief letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation directly to the Fellowship Coordinator at

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

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must have completed an ACGME (or foreign equivalent) accredited neurosurgery residency program, be able to obtain a Washington license to practice and be committed to a career in academic pediatric neurosurgery.

Selection Process

The University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship is matched through the San Francisco Matching Program. After an applicant has registered for the match through SFMatch, and after the Fellowship Director has received all of the required documents, the program coordinator will contact the applicant to schedule an interview.

Stipends & Benefits

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

Fellowship Faculty


Amy Lee, MD, FAANS
Associate Professor
Chief of Neurological Surgery Service, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Associate Director, Neurological Surgery Residency Program
Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship
Co-Director Neurosciences Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Co-Director Neurocritical Care Program, Seattle Children’s Hospital


Samuel R. Browd, MD PhD
Medical Director, Seattle Children’s Sports Concussion Program
Director, The Sports Institute at UW Medicine


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, Global Health 


Hannah E. Goldstein, MD
Assistant Professor


Jason S. Hauptman, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Director, Seattle Children’s Hydrocephalus Program

Jeffrey G. Ojemann, MD
Vice Chairman and Professor
Richard G. Ellenbogen Endowed Chair in Pediatric Neurosurgery
SVP and Chief Medical Officer, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Adjunct Professor, Department of Radiology

Current Fellow

David J. Bonda, MD
Acting Instructor

To see where are past fellows are now click here.


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