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.
ApplicationFor 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