Neurosurgical Oncology

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center offers one- and two-year fellowships in neurosurgical oncology. The fellowship consists of one clinical year, with a second optional year for those who wish to pursue further clinical work and/or research.

The clinical year provides fellows extensive experience in surgery and radiosurgery for benign and malignant brain tumors, base of skull tumors, spine tumors, and peripheral nerve tumors. In addition, the fellowship offers exposure to the didactic and intellectual environment of one of the world's premiere multidisciplinary brain tumor centers and a fully integrated spine tumor center.

The broad spectrum of oncological diseases seen at Memorial Sloan Kettering gives our fellows a unique training experience. Upon completing the program, fellows will possess a thorough understanding of both general and neurological oncology. They will not only participate in a large number of surgical procedures on brain and spine tumors, but in postoperative management as well.


The neurosurgical fellowship is offered to graduates of American and Canadian neurosurgical programs. Applicants must be eligible for a New York State medical license, and they must obtain the license prior to beginning the fellowship. To obtain a New York State medical license, candidates are required to have completed three years of residency training in the United States or Canada. Foreign applicants must have passed the ECFMG or FMGEMS, as well as the FLEX exams.

Program Director

Philip H. Gutin - Physician Profile

Associate Director

Mark H. Bilsky - Physician Profile