Global Health Neurosurgery Fellowship

This one- or two-year fellowship position, based in East Africa, entails evaluating patients, performing surgery and training Tanzanian surgeons and medical staff, as well as participation in ongoing collaborative research between the Foundation for International Education in Neurological Surgery (FIENS) and Weill Cornell Medicine. Ongoing communication between FIENS and Weill Cornell Medicine neurosurgeons is made possible through weekly Skype conferences and annual site visits from U.S. faculty.

The position, endorsed by the FIENS, is operated under the direction of Dr. Roger Härtl, Chief of Spinal Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine and founder of the Neurosurgical Mission in Tanzania. The fellowship is open only to neurosurgeons fully trained in North America or Europe who want to get experience working in Tanzania.

, Weill Cornell Neurosurgery

Roger Hartl, MD


For further information about the Global Health Neurosurgery Fellowship, or to apply, contact:
Roger Härtl, M.D.
Director, Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care
(212) 746-2152

Global Health Fellows

Current Global Neurosurgery Fellow:

Dr. Magalie Cadieux

Previous Global Neurosurgery Fellows:

Dr. François Waterkeyn, 2021-2022

Dr. Beverly Cheserem, 2019-2020

Dr. Scott Zuckerman, 2019

Dr. Albert Lazaro, 2018-2019

Dr. Andreas Leidinger, 2017-2018
Dr. Leidinger wrote about his experiences here.

Dr. Maria Santos, 2016-2017
Read her perspective on the assignment here.

We are currently accepting applications for future postings to this position.

For more information about the fellowship, or to apply, contact Dr. Roger Härtl at 212-746-2152. 

Neurological Surgery 525 E. 68th St., Starr 651, Box 99 New York, NY 10065