WFNS-Aesculap Pediatric Fellowship in Tübingen

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Welcome

The World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies and the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Tübingen are pleased to announce this special fellowship program which is exclusively funded by an annual grant from Aesculap.

Each year 2 young neurosurgeons especially from developing countries, will have the chance to be trained in the field of pediatric neurosurgical techniques at the Department of Neurosurgery in Tübingen.

Miguel A. Arraez, MD, PhD
President of the WFNS Foundation
Marcos Tatagiba, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurosurgery, Chairman and Director, Department of Neurosurgery
Martin U. Schuhmann, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurosurgery Head, Pediatric Neurosurgery

Program Information

Program Information

The Department of Neurosurgery of the University of Tübingen is a large lnstitution which runs a daily surgical program of 10-12 surgeries, or about 3,000 surgeries per year. The Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery runs a busy surgical program and various, often interdisciplinary, outpatient clinics. Children are treated in close cooperation with the large University Children's Hospital and its numerous specialties, foremost Pediatric Neurology, Pediatric Oncology, Neonatology, Pediatric Surgery, Craniofacial Surgery and Pediatric lntensive Care Medicine.

The Fellowship consists of extensive exposure to the whole spectrum and techniques of pediatric neurosurgery including hydrocephalus, CNS tumors, craniofacial surgery, spinal and cranial malformations, spasticity, epilepsy surgery, and peripheral nerve surgery.

Program details are

  • Duration of fellowship will be 3 months, starting April 1st and October 1st.
  • Fellows will be provided with furnished accommodation in a modern small apartment close to Hospital Campus.
  • Fellows will be paid a scholarship of € 1,250.00 per month minus costs for the apartment.
  • The fellowship does not provide travel expenses.
  • Candidates will be included in all activities of pediatric neurosurgery including surgeries, conferences, clinics, ward rounds, workshops and have access to all other educational activities of the Department of Neurosurgery.
  • Candidates are expected to actively participate in ongoing clinical research and work on an own research project during their stay.

Past Fellows

Past Fellows

Dr. Nilufar Turaeva Erkinovna, 14th WFNS-Aesculap Pediatric Fellow & Harald Dreher, Business Manager Neurosurgery

April - June 2019, Nilufar Turaeva Erkinovna, MD, Uzbekistan

Dr. Nilufar Turaeva is from April till June 2019 for neurosurgical training at the university hospital in Tübingen.
On May 24th, 2019 we had the pleasure of welcoming her at our Aesculap headquarter in Tuttlingen. Through a mixture between product sessions and factory tours she received a lot of information and insights on our products and their production.
Thanks for this great meeting. The entire Neuro team wishes her all the best for her future.

Dr. Florencia Carla Ferraro, 13th WFNS-Aesculap Pediatric Fellow & Harald Dreher, Business Manager Neurosurgery

January - March 2019, Florencia Carla Ferraro, MD, Argentina

We had the pleasure to welcome Dr. Florencia Carla Ferraro from Argentina on February 15th, 2019 in our headquarter in Tuttlingen. Dr. Ferraro is from January - March 2019 for neurosurgical training in the university hospital in Tübingen.
In Tuttlingen awaited her a mixture between product sessions and factory tours.
Thanks for this great meeting and all the best for her personal as well as professional way.

Dr. Uchenna Ajoku, 12th WFNS-Aesculap Pediatric Fellow & Harald Dreher, Business Manager Neurosurgery

October - December 2018, Uchenna Ajoku, MD, Nigeria

Dr. Uchenna Ajoku visited our Aesculap headquarter in Tuttlingen on November 9th, 2018. He is our 12th  WFNS-Aesculap Pediatric Fellow and is from October until December 2018 at the university hospital in Tübingen for neurosurgical training.
During his visit in Tuttlingen, product meetings and factory tours expected him. The whole Neuro Team wishes him all the best for his personal and professional future.

Dr. Thabo L. Rowland, 11th WFNS-Aesculap Pediatric Fellow & Harald Dreher, Business Manager Neurosurgery

July - September 2018, Thabo L. Rowland, MD, Botswana

On September 14th, 2018 we welcomed Dr. Thabo L. Rowland in our Aesculap headquarter in Tuttlingen. He is our 11th WFNS-Aesculap Pediatric Fellow and was from July until September 2018 in the university hospital in Tübingen for neurosurgical training.
An exciting mixture between factory tours and product sessions awaited him in our headquarter.
We hope he had a successful stay and got many new experiences and ideas. We wish him all the best for his future.

Harald Dreher, Business Manager Neurosurgery & Dr. Gilberto González-López 10th WFNS-Aesculap Peadiatric Fellow

April - June 2018, Gilberto González-López, MD, Colombia

It was a pleasure to welcome Dr. Gilberto González-López on April 23rd, 2018 at our Aesculap headquarter in Tuttlingen. The program of his visit included a mixture between product sessions and factory tours through our production.
Thanks for this great meeting and all the best for his personal as well as professional way.

Dr. Kathleen King 9th WFNS-Aesculap Peadiatric Fellow & Harald Dreher, Business Manager Neurosurgery

January - March 2018, Kathleen King, MD, Philippines

On January 26th we had the pleasure to welcome Dr. Kathleen King at our Aesculap headquarter in Tuttlingen. Dr. King was for neurosurgical training in the university hospital in Tübingen from January until March 2018. During her visit she got insights in our factory departments and got product sessions from our Product- and Business Managers.
We hope she enjoyed her day in Tuttlingen and wish her all the best for her future.

Harald Dreher, Business Manager Neurosurgery & Dr. Ilhom Ravshanbekovich Abdullaev 8th WFNS-Aesculap Peadiatric Fellow

April - September 2017, Ilhom Ravshanbekovich Abdullaev, MD, Uzbekistan

On June 23rd we welcomed Dr. Ravshanbekovich Abdullaev in the headquarter of Aesculap in Tuttlingen. The day started with a welcome in the Aesculap Academy.
After lunch Dr. Ravshanbekovich Abdullaev visited our factory and got product sessions from our Product – as well as Business Managers.
For the future all the best from the whole Neuro Team.

Patrick Schoppmeier, Junior Business Manager Shunts, Maria Laura Laffitte, 7th WFNS-Aesculap Peadiatric Fellow & Harald Dreher, Business Manager Neurosurgery

October 2016 - March 2017, Maria Laura Laffitte, MD, Argentina

We had been happy to welcome Maria Laura Laffitte in Tuttlingen on December 5th. She will stay in Tübingen for training in paediatric neurosurgery.
We hope she has a successful stay in Tübingen and that she will return with many new experiences.

Artiom Garbi, 6th WFNS-Aesculap Peadiatric Fellow & Armin Weisser, Director Global Marketing Neurosurgery

April - September 2016, Artiom Garbi, MD, Republic of Moldova

On June 29th Artiom Garbi visited Aesculap in Tuttlingen. The product managers showed him in our special showroom the Neuro Aesculap product portfolio and he got an insight in our Aneurysm Clip, CranioFix®2 and Neuro/Micro Instrument production as well. 
The whole Neuro Team wish him for his personal and professional way all the best!

Qiang Li, 5th WFNS-Aesculap Peadiatric Fellow & Harald Dreher, Business Manager Neurosurgery

October 2015 - March 2016, Qiang Li, MD, China

Our 5th WFNS Peadiatric Fellow visited the headquarter of Aesculap on November 30th. He learnd neurosurgical skills from Prof. Tatagiba.
We wish he had a pleasent stay filled with a lot of new and good experiences.

Cahit Kural, 4th WFNS-Aesculap Pediatric Fellow, Jamshid Kuzibaev, 17th WFNS-Aesculap Adult Fellow & Armin Weisser, Director Group Product Management Neurosurgery

April - September 2015, Cahit Kural, MD, Turkey

On May 13th, we had been happy to welcome Cahit Kural in Tuttlingen. He stayed in Tübingen until the end of September for neurosurgical training with Prof. Tatagiba in paediatric.
We wish he had a pleasent stay filled with a lot of new and good experiences.

Anar Feyziyev, 3rd WFNS-Aesculap Pediatric Fellow, Armin Weisser, Director Group Product Management Neurosurgery & Mohamad Muhtadi Al-Jallad, 15th WFNS-Aesculap Adult Fellow

October 2014 - March 2015, Anar Feyziyev, MD, Azerbaijan

Anar Feyziyev visited the Aesculap headquarter in Tuttlingen on November 27th.
We wish him for his stay in Tübingen for Pediatric Neurosurgery until the end of March as well as for his personal and professional future all the best.

Marina Khachatryan, 2nd WFNS-Aesculap Pediatric Fellow, Serghei Borodin, 13th WFNS-Aesculap Adult Fellow & Rainer Emperle, Director Group Product Management Neurosurgery

April - September 2014, Marina Khachatryan, MD, Armenia

On May 22nd had been happy to welcome Marina Khachatryan in Tuttlingen. She stayed in Tübingen until the end of September for neurosurgical training with Prof. Tatagiba in paediatric.
We wish she had a pleasent stay filled with a lot of new and good experiences.

Christian Beirer, Area Sales Manager Middle East/Africa & Humphrey Okechi, 1st WFNS-Aesculap Pediatric Fellow & Rainer Emperle, Director Group Product Management Neurosurgery

December 2013 - April 2014, Humphrey Okechi, MD, Kenya

On January 21st we met Humphrey Okechi in Tuttlingen.
The Aesculap Neurosurgery Team showed him the factory.
We wish him for his stay in Tübingen until the end of April as well as for his personal and professional future all the best.

Application Process

Application Process

The ideal candidate is an English or German speaking female or male young postgraduate neurosurgeon from a residency training program or an equivalent program from developing countries who during her or his residency demonstrated good skills in microsurgery. The fellow wishes to subspecialize or to actively concentrate on pediatric neurosurgery in the future. The fellow should have a work experience of no longer than 5 years after concluding her/his residency.

Qualified applicants should send a letter of application and intent, a CV and two recommendation letters to:

Miguel A. Arraez, MD, PhD
President of the WFNS Foundation, Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery
Carlos Haya Málaga University Hospital
Málaga
Spain
Marcos Tatagiba, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurosurgery, Chairman and Director, Department of Neurosurgery
University of Tübingen
Hoppe-Seyler-Str. 3
72076 Tübingen
Germany
Martin U. Schuhmann, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurosurgery Head, Pediatric Neurosurgery
University of Tübingen
Hoppe-Seyler-Str. 3
72076 Tübingen
Germany