This “first of its kind” program offers advanced training in complex, minimally-invasive intracranial surgery and in the utilization of mixed reality in all aspects of the discipline from patient education, anatomic research and approach planning to intraoperative navigation.
Mixed reality – Virtual (VR) and augmented reality (AR) – is used for neurological surgery with increasing frequency. The technology makes procedures safer, more efficient, and better in preserving the patients’ quality of life. Mixed reality also has other applications in neurosurgery including education and simulation, surgical rehearsal and approach planning, as well as intraoperative guidance. Anatomic research can be conducted with VR models in place of cadavers, which lessens the cost and improves the accuracy.
The period of commitment is either 6 or 12 months depending on the fellow’s available start date. Stipend will be commensurate to the PGY-8 level, with additional research funding opportunities dependent on the fellow’s interest. The fellowship is under the directorship of Chief of Neurological Surgery, Dr. Walter Jean. Dr. Jean is the creator of the textbook “Skull Base Surgery: Strategies,” and a leader in the field of AR and VR for Neurosurgery. He is the course director for the “Virtual and Augmented Reality in Neurosurgery” session at the upcoming meeting of the World Federation of Neurological Surgery (WFNS), as well as the lead topic editor for the August 2021 issue of Neurosurgical Focus, based on the same topic.
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Candidates must be eligible for the examination of the American Board of Neurological Surgery, permitted to work within the US, and able to obtain Pennsylvania medical and DEA licenses.
Interested applicants should send a letter and CV to:
Walter Jean MD: [email protected]
Aug 10, 2021