The University of Kentucky College of Medicine Department of Neurosurgery is seeking candidates for the CAST-accredited stereotactic and functional fellowship program. The stereotactic and functional neurosurgery (SFNS) fellowship is designed specifically for focus on stereotactic and physiological techniques, including framed and frameless stereotactic systems, stereotactic radiosurgery, electrical recording, and electrical stimulation for localization and treatment of target structures in the central and peripheral nervous system and the surgical alteration of the nervous system (either by ablation or augmentation) to treat neurological diseases such as movement disorders, epilepsy, chronic pain, degenerative diseases, neurological injuries, and psychiatric disorders.

Program Details

The training program will consist of a period of not less than 12 months duration, six months of clinical duties, and six months of dedicated research time.  For practicing physicians, the overall duration of training will be discussed with the fellow prior to the start of the fellowship, and will be initially estimated, and then reviewed every six months to ensure training targets are being met.

Applicants must:

  • Be eligible for an active, valid, unrestricted, and unqualified license to practice medicine in the state of Kentucky.

  • Be a graduate of ACGME accredited (or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada) neurosurgery residency program OR if a candidate is pursuing an enfolded CAST-accredited fellowship during their residency, that fellowship training should occur after the chief resident year or PGY-7. We are unable to sponsor visa learners at this time.

  • Formally document the above-mentioned eligibility criteria.

  • Must complete and submit application for Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure (KBML).

  • Prior to the desired start date, KBML must grant licensure.

  • Prior to beginning their fellowship, the resident participant must already have a broad exposure to the full spectrum of neurosurgery with sufficient senior level clinical experience to warrant a focused experience to build upon his/her already acquired skills. It is anticipated that any fellow should already have both the technical expertise and intellectual maturity to understand and apply the material available in subspecialty training. With that specific goal in mind, the term "senior level" has been defined by the SNS so as to occur after the successful completion of the chief resident year.

The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.  Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.  If offered this position, you will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen in accordance with the University of Kentucky Human Resources.  All candidates offered a position will be required to undergo a pre-employment national background check as mandated by the University of Kentucky Human Resources.  AAIEEO Employer.

How to Apply

Please submit curriculum vitae and a letter of interest to:

Craig van Horne, MD, PhD

Fellowship Director
Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery
Virginia T. Barrow Endowed Chair and Brain Restoration Center Co-Director

University of Kentucky School of Medicine
Medical Sciences Building, MS107
780 Rose Street
Lexington, KY  40536-0298

Megan Northern

Fellowship Coordinator