International Pediatric Neurosurgery
The International Pediatric Neurosurgery fellowship training program at Northwestern University’s McGaw Medical Center is acknowledged by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the Residency Review Committee. It is a one-to-two-year program based at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. One fellowship position is offered per year.
The international pediatric neurosurgery fellowship will provide the fellow with an organized, comprehensive and supervised full-time educational experience in the care of pediatric neurosurgical cases, including the comprehensive management of patients with life-threatening neurological illness, the performance of surgical procedures and the integration of surgical therapies into the clinical management of pediatric patients.
Upon completion of the international fellowship, the fellow will:
- Be prepared to practice pediatric neurological surgery in his/her home country
- Acquire the necessary skills for diagnosis and surgery of the child with disease of the central nervous system
- Understand the anatomical and physiological function of the child and the alteration in disease