Neurotology Fellowship

Division of Otology, Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery Neurotology Fellowship
Neurotology Fellowship

NYU School of Medicine offers the two-year Paul E. Hammerschlag Fellowship in Neurotology in our Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery under the directorship of Sean O. McMenomey, MD. This fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Our fellows are otolaryngologists who wish to refine their skills in diagnosing and managing diseases and disorders of the ear, including hearing and balance disorders and injuries to or diseases of the lateral skull base.

As a fellow, you gain experience performing surgery to treat a variety of lateral skull base lesions; rehabilitating hearing loss, including placing cochlear implants, bone-anchored implants, and auditory brainstem implants; and treating infectious and inflammatory diseases of the ear, facial nerve disorders, and congenital malformations of the ear.

Neurotology fellows receive advanced training with a team of experienced otolaryngologists, neurosurgeons, neurophysiologists, radiologists, and radiation oncologists.

Neurotology Training Experience

Fellows work alongside faculty from the Division of Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery to obtain experience with a variety of neurotologic procedures, skull base surgical techniques, and vestibular and rehabilitation services.

You participate in the preoperative assessment and postsurgical care of neurotologic surgical cases at NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital and Kimmel Pavilion, NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU LangoneNYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, and outpatient faculty practices.

At Tisch Hospital, you participate in surgical procedures for skull base tumors, including acoustic neuromas (middle fossa, retrosigmoid, and translabyrinthine surgical approaches) and paragangliomas. You also gain experience with vestibular, facial nerve, chronic ear, and stapes surgery and learn techniques for performing cochlear and auditory brainstem implants. At NYU Langone’s Center for Advanced Radiosurgery, you receive formal training in Gamma Knife® radiosurgery to manage complex skull base lesions.

Your responsibilities at Bellevue and the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System also include supervising the neurotology clinic and surgical cases with supervision from attending physicians.

Research Opportunities for Neurotology Fellows

Fellows complete one major clinical research project to submit for publication as part of the neurotology fellowship requirement. You are expected to significantly contribute to the division’s publication efforts and are responsible for coordinating medical student and resident clinical research.

You are encouraged to participate in research projects at the Cochlear Implant Center, the Temporal Bone Research Laboratory, and the Laboratory for Translational Auditory Research.

Teaching Opportunities for Neurotology Fellows

Neurotology fellows take on teaching responsibilities for residents and medical students, including organizing monthly conferences on neurotology and neuroradiology, skull base surgery, and vestibular disorders. Fellows are also responsible for organizing a quarterly facial nerve palsy and reanimation conference.

As a fellow, you are involved in the two-year otolaryngology residency curriculum, teaching temporal bone courses for house staff, and temporal bone and lateral skull base anatomy courses for medical students and residents.

How to Apply

We accept applications for the July 2020 fellowship in neurotology from January 2019 through August 2019.

To apply, provide the following required materials:

  • neurotology fellowship application
  • your CV
  • a photograph of yourself
  • two letters of recommendation from supervising faculty
  • a letter from the chair of your department
  • your medical school transcript
  • a copy of your medical degree
  • a copy of one recent publication

We only contact applicants about the possibility of an interview after all required materials are submitted. We participate in the SF Match®.

Learn more about graduate medical education and get information for incoming and current house staff. For more information about the fellowship in neurotology, contact Dieann Sangster, departmental education program coordinator, at dieann.sangster@nyulangone.org or 212-263-6344.