WFNS-Aesculap Pediatric Fellowship in Tübingen

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Welcome

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 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:

  • 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

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

Application Process

How to Apply

Qualified applicants are invited to fill out the online application form. Only the online application will be accepted. 
Click here to enter the form on the WFNS website >>

Further Information

Further information about the Department of Neurosurgery, Tübingen University Hospital. 
Click here to visit the Neurosurgery Tübingen website >>

Past Fellows

Past Fellows

Dr. Imane Bersali, 21st WFNS-Aesculap Pediatric Fellow

July - September 2021, Imane Bersali, MD, Algeria

From July until September 2021, Dr. Imane Bersali from Algeria participates in the WFNS-Aesculap Pediatric Fellowship program at the University Hospital in Tübingen as our 21st Fellow.
Originally, Dr. Bersali’s fellowship was scheduled in Q2 2021, which had to be postponed to Q3 due to pandemic restrictions.
Therefore, we are more than happy that it worked for Q3 and that she can gain new experiences in pediatric neurosurgery.
We wish her all the best and hope she enjoys her time in Tübingen!

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.

Dr. Katalin Nóra Lőrincz, 20th WFNS-Aesculap Pediatric Fellow

October - March 2021, Katalin Nóra Lőrincz, MD, Hungary

Dr. Katalin Nóra Lőrincz participates in the neurosurgical training at the University Hospital in Tübingen as our 20th WFNS-Aesculap Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellow from October till March 2021.
It is unfortunate that we are unable to personally welcome her at our Aesculap headquarters in Tuttlingen due to the pandemic restrictions, but our entire Neuro team wishes her all the best for her future.

Dr. Sory Ibrahim Fofana, 19th WFNS-Aesculap Pediatric Fellow

July - September 2020, Sory Ibrahim Fofana, MD, Romania

From July to September 2020 Dr. Sory Ibrahim Fofana from Romania joined the neurosurgical training at the University Hospital in Tübingen as our 19th WFNS-Aesculap Pediatric Fellow.
Due to the pandemic restrictions, it was regrettable that we were unable to welcome him personally at our Aesculap headquarter in Tuttlingen.
The entire Neuro team wishes him all the best for his future.

Dr. Janvier Hitimana, 18th WFNS-Aesculap Pediatric Fellow & Harald Dreher, Business Manager Neurosurgery 

April - June 2020, Janvier Hitimana, MD, Rwanda

After Dr. Janvier Hitimana’s participation in the WFNS-Aesculap Adult Neurosurgery Fellowship from January to March 2020, he additionally participated in the Pediatric Fellowship from April to June 2020.
We were pleased to welcome him in Tuttlingen in February during his fellowship for Adult Neurosurgery (and before the restrictions of the COVID 19 pandemic came).
We wish him all the best for his future and hope that he could gain a lot of experiences during his fellowships.

Dr. Vikas Sharma, 17th WFNS-Aesculap Pediatric Fellow & Harald Dreher, Business Development Manager Neurosurgery

January - March 2020, Vikas Sharma, MD, India

From January to March 2020 Dr. Vikas Sharma from India will be for neurosurgical training at the University Hospital in Tübingen as our 17th WFNS-Aesculap Pediatric Fellow.
On February 7th, 2020 we got the chance to personally welcome him at our Aesculap headquarter in Tuttlingen.
His visit included a mixture of product sessions and factory tours.
We hope he had a successful stay and got new experiences and ideas.

Dr. Lázaro de Lima, 16th WFNS-Aesculap Pediatric Fellow & Harald Dreher, Business Manager Neurosurgery

October - December 2019, Lázaro de Lima, MD, Brazil

On November 29th, 2019 we had the pleasure to welcome Dr. Lázaro de Lima from Brazil in our Aesculap headquarter in Tuttlingen as our 16th WFNS-Aesculap Pediatric Fellow.
In product sessions and factory tours through our aneurysm clip and neuro instruments production, he gained insights in our neurosurgical product portfolio.
Thank you very much for this great meeting. We wish him all the best for his personal as well as professional future.

Dr. Thalía Estefania Sánchez Correa, 15th WFNS-Aesculap Pediatric Fellow & Harald Dreher, Business Manager Neurosurgery

July - September 2019, Thalía Estefania Sánchez Correa, MD, Mexico

It was a pleasure to welcome our 15th WFNS-Aesculap Pediatric Fellow, Dr. Thalía Estefania Sánchez Correa from Mexico, to the Aesculap headquarter on September 20th, 2019.
Her visit in Tuttlingen included a mixture between product sessions and factory tours through our production facilities.
We hope she had a pleasant stay filled with a lot of new and good experiences and wish her all the best for her future.

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.