Education : Fellowship Programs

Neurotology Fellowship

The neurotology lateral skull base surgery program at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital under the direction of Simon I. Angeli, MD, provides advanced education beyond that afforded in the otolaryngology residency in the diagnosis and management of disorders of the temporal bone, lateral skull base, and related anatomical structures. A 24-month educational program ensures that concentrated time is available for the neurotology fellow to develop advanced diagnostic expertise and advanced medical and surgical management skills for the care of diseases and disorders of the petrous apex, infratemporal fossa, internal auditory canals, cranial nerves (e.g., vestibular nerve section and joint neurosurgical-neurotological resection of intradural VIII nerve tumors), and lateral skull base, including the occipital bone, sphenoid bone, and temporal bone.

This advanced education is required so that the neurotology fellow may develop expertise with extradural skull base approaches. The fellow will learn to manage postoperative care of lateral skull base surgery patients. This advanced education is necessary for fellows to gain expertise in the joint collaborative management of patients undergoing lateral skull base surgery. The program will also permit exposure to new research opportunities and time to explore new research ideas.

One applicant is selected each year and spends two years studying with the otologists of the Jackson Memorial Hospital/Jackson Health System in affiliation with the University of Miami. Prior to acceptance into the neurotology fellowship program, the fellow has fulfilled all requirements of an otolaryngology residency program and is eligible to take the written and oral examination offered by the American Board of Otolaryngology at the end of the first year of fellowship training.

The fellow is expected to have mastered the scope of knowledge in Otolaryngology as defined by the American Board of Otolaryngology (ABO). The neurotology fellowship focuses on a new scope of knowledge – as defined by the ABO – and prepares the candidate to sit for an oral examination and to qualify for the certificate in the subspecialty of neurotology as outlined by the ABO.

Our program is accredited by the ACGME. Applicants must be graduates of an ACGME-accredited Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery residency training program. The SF Match takes place in October and will be used to process all applicants who want to start their Neurotology training in July of the following year. Applicants are responsible for ensuring they meet all prerequisites for eligibility prior to registering for the match. Visit SFMatch

Fellowship Program Administrator
Jenine M. Dunn
Phone: (305) 243-6466
jmdunn@med.miami.edu