Skull Base Fellowships

Clinical and research fellowships in ENT and skull base Surgery

ENT Skull Base Clinical Fellowship – Cambridge University Hospitals


Applications are invited for a 1 year clinical fellowship designed for post-CCT trainees or equivalent. The position offers 2 days of lateral and 2 days of anterior/central skull base surgery. Successful applicants will be required to actively participate in NF2, pituitary and skull base MDTs as well as contribute to research activity.

For those interested please contact Bianca Saunders, PA to Mr Donnelly and Professor Bance:
Tel: 01223 586638 or email bianca.saunders@addenbrookes.nhs.uk

Manchester Skull Base Fellowships

The Manchester Skull Base Service has 4 fellowships, one in microscopic skull base neurosurgery, one in pituitary and endoscopic skull base neurosurgery, one in Otolaryngology focusing on lateral skull base and another in Otolaryngology focusing on the anterior skull base. Each runs for 1 year and are aimed at post-CCT trainees from the UK and worldwide who have an interest in skull base surgery. They will gain extensive experience of management of skull base conditions with a particular focus on surgical training and clinical decision making. There are also significant research opportunities. The Manchester skull base service is the largest of its kind in the UK dealing with over 500 new skull base tumour referrals a year, 200 of which are new vestibular schwannomas. We carry out around 50 vestibular schwannoma surgeries a year. We also have a large NF2 practice and the largest auditory brainstem programme for adults and children in the UK. The team prides itself on its close multidisciplinary approach to care. The lateral skull base Otolaryngology fellow will also gain extensive experience in complex middle ear surgery, neuro-otology and cochlear implantation. The anterior skull base Otolaryngology fellow will gain extensive experience in complex rhinology. Our fellowship is the longest running in the UK and our fellowship alumni now work at leading centres in the UK and across the globe.


For further information please contact:

Otolaryngology Lateral Skull Base Fellow

Simon Lloyd

Tel: 0161 276 3397
Email: simon.lloyd@mft.nhs.uk


Otolaryngology Anterior Skull Base Fellow

Raj Bhalla

Tel: 0161 276 4426
Email: rajiv.bhalla@mft.nhs.uk


Neurosurgery Skull Base

Scott Rutherford

Tel: 0161 206 0119
Email: scott.rutherford@srft.nhs.uk


Neurosurgery Endoscopic Skull Base Fellow

Omar Pathmanaban

Tel: 0161 206 8340
Email: omar.pathmanaban@srft.nhs.uk