The aims of the neurosurgical oncology fellowship are to refine clinical skills, become trained as a clinical investigator and to participate in either groundbreaking translational or clinical research.
  • To learn advanced techniques for brain and spine tumor surgery: Additionally, fellows will benefit from exposure to our highly innovative brain tumor trials and frequent application of posterior-only approaches for thoracic and lumbar corpectomies.
  • To learn the non-operative nuances of managing neuro-oncology patients: However, non-educational activities such as routine floor work and clinic attendance are minimized with the assumption that these skills have already been gained during residency.
  • To perform meaningful clinical or laboratory research: This plan will be highly individualized depending on the fellow’s aptitudes and inclinations. The fellow is expected to submit or publish at least one paper as first or second author.
Mike Y. Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
City of Hope
Division of Neurosurgery
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte, CA 91010
Email: [email protected]
Phone 626-256-4673, ext. 67285
Program Faculty
Behnam Badie, M.D.,Chief, Division of Neurosurgery
Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D.
Mike Chen, M.D., Ph.D., Fellowship Director
Candidates must be in good standing in an ACGME accredited program in Neurosurgery and be eligible for California medical license.