Our mission is to provide excellent care to our patients, outstanding educational offerings, including strong clinical experiences, curriculum and reading, and to create an environment that fosters professional and personal growth. 

We set clear expectations, encourage an attitude of intellectual curiosity, and provide opportunities for scholarly activity, research, and community service.


The pediatric neurosurgery fellow will learn about the complex neurosurgical conditions in children such as:

  • Brain Tumors
  • Encephalocele
  • Moya Moya
  • Craniosynostosis/Craniofacial
  • AVM/Aneurysm
  • Abscess
  • Chiari Decompression
  • Epilepsy
  • Hematoma/Trauma
  • Hematoma/Nontrauma
  • Decompressed Skull Fracture
  • Myelomeningocele
  • Lipoma of Cord & Filum
  • Split Cord
  • Retethered Cord
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Rhizotomy
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Primary Shunt Insertion
  • Revision of Shunt
  • EVD Procedures
  • Lumbar Shunt
  • Ventriculostomy
  • Insertion/Revision of Reservoir
  • Brachial Plexus Repair
  • Transposition/Neurolysis
  • Burr Holes
  • Brain Biopsy
  • Application/Revision Halo
  • Baclofen Pump Procedures
  • ICP Monitoring Bolt
  • Shunt Taps
  • Other neurosurgical procedures


  • Neurosurgery Case Conference Weekly — Case conference discussing complex neurosurgical cases
  • Tumor Board — Weekly case conference discussing complex neuro-oncology cases
  • Epilepsy Case Conference — Weekly case conference discussing complex epilepsy case.
  • Pediatric Neuroscience Grand Rounds — Weekly didactic lecture series covering all pediatric neuroscience topics
  • Barrow Neurological Institute Neuroscience Grand Rounds — Weekly lecture series covering all neuroscience topics
  • Barrow Neurological Institute Neurosurgery Clinical Conference — Weekly case conference discussing complex surgical cases
  • Trauma Journal Club — Monthly journal club
  • Trauma M & M — Monthly conference discussing various topics related to trauma
  • Teaching Rounds (Daily) — Every day the fellow will learn from the faculty about complex neurosurgical disorders in a variety of clinical settings

Sample Block Schedules

As a fellow, you will be assigned to the learning and training of managing a clinical pediatric neurosurgery service. With 1-2 ORs running most days and daily clinics, the fellow has ample opportunity to design a schedule that will prepare them for the management of patients in all aspects of patient care.

The fellow is part of the call pool, which is shared among inpatient APPs and rotating residents. It is uncommon for patients to be admitted directly to the neurosurgery service, so when on call, you will mostly assist in seeing inpatient / ER brain and spine related consultations when not operating. The structure of the program allows the fellow to focus on building the necessary surgical clinical skills while providing time to pursue research interests.