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WFNS-Aesculap Pediatric Fellowship in Tübingen

The World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) 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 4 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

Martin U. Schuhmann, MD, PhD Professor of Neurosurgery Head, Pediatric Neurosurgery

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
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Program details

  • Duration of fellowship will be 3 months
  • 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

Requirements

The ideal candidate is an English or German speaking female or male young post-graduate 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.

 

Required documentation

  • A copy of the passport or the ID card
  • A copy of the diploma in Medicine or a certificate issued by the Faculty of Medicine
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Two letter(s) of recommendation
  • The fellowship application bearing the date of beginning and a letter of intent

Past fellows

July - September 2022, Farhan Gulzar, MD, Pakistan

January - June 2022

Due to the COVID 19 outbreak and the associated travel restrictions, the WFNS-Aesculap Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship could not be filled from January to June 2022.

October - December 2021, Liwven Hernesto Quintana Páez, MD, Venezuela
July - September 2021, Imane Bersali, MD, Algeria

April - June 2021

Due to the COVID 19 outbreak and the associated travel restrictions, the WFNS-Aesculap Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship could not be filled from April to June 2021.

October - March 2021, Katalin Nóra Lőrincz, MD, Hungary
July - September 2020, Sory Ibrahim Fofana, MD, Romania
April - June 2020, Janvier Hitimana, MD, Rwanda
January - March 2020, Vikas Sharma, MD, India
October - December 2019, Lázaro de Lima, MD, Brazil
July - September 2019, Thalía Estefania Sánchez Correa, MD, Mexico
April - June 2019, Nilufar Turaeva Erkinovna, MD, Uzbekistan
January - March 2019, Florencia Carla Ferraro, MD, Argentina
October - December 2018, Uchenna Ajoku, MD, Nigeria
July - September 2018, Thabo L. Rowland, MD, Botswana
April - June 2018, Gilberto González-López, MD, Colombia
January - March 2018, Kathleen King, MD, Philippines
April - September 2017, Ilhom Ravshanbekovich Abdullaev, MD, Uzbekistan
October 2016 - March 2017, Maria Laura Laffitte, MD, Argentina
April - September 2016, Artiom Garbi, MD, Republic of Moldova
October 2015 - March 2016, Qiang Li, MD, China
April - September 2015, Cahit Kural, MD, Turkey
October 2014 - March 2015, Anar Feyziyev, MD, Azerbaijan
April - September 2014, Marina Khachatryan, MD, Armenia
December 2013 - April 2014, Humphrey Okechi, MD, Kenya

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