Stereotactic Radiosurgery/Body Radiotherapy (SRS/SBRT) Fellowship
Description of the Program
The Yale School of Medicine Departments of Neurosurgery and Therapeutic Radiology welcome applications for our fellowship position in CNS and body stereotactic radiosurgery.
The SRS/SBRT Fellowship was established in 2011 and accepts one fellow per year, with duration of training ranging from 1-2 years depending on the career goals of the fellow. The fellowship is based at the Yale Gamma Knife Center, where more than 300 patients receive treatment each year. Treatments are delivered on the Leksell Gamma Knife Icon, which provides the most precise delivery of single and fractionated radiosurgery. Commonly treated conditions include brain metastases, meningiomas, arteriovenous malformations, pituitary adenomas, trigeminal neuralgia, and functional disorders.
Education and training is supervised by Fellowship Director Dr. Veronica Chiang of Neurosurgery and Co-Director Dr. James Hansen of Therapeutic Radiology. Fellows receive training in all aspects of Gamma Knife radiosurgery and participate in initial consultations, treatment design and delivery, and follow-up care. Direct one-to-one training occurs in encounters in clinic and at the Yale Gamma Knife Center, and fellows participate in weekly conferences and cancer center tumor boards. Depending on the goals of the fellow, training in spine radiosurgery and SBRT are also available.
The Yale Gamma Knife Center has a strong history of research productivity, and research is a required component of the fellowship. Opportunities for clinical and/or basic science research projects are abundantly available through collaboration with radiosurgery faculty. Examples of radiosurgery faculty research interests include methods to improve radiosurgery techniques, efficacy and toxicity of immunotherapy and targeted agents in combination with radiosurgery, management of radiation necrosis, pre-clinical basic science work and clinical trials to develop novel methods for treating primary and metastatic brain tumors, outcomes research in collaboration with the Yale Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy, and Effectiveness Research (COPPER) Center, spine radiosurgery, and machine learning applications in neuro-oncology.
Applicants must have an MD or DO and have completed residency training in radiation oncology.
Candidates should submit a current CV and cover letter detailing their career goals and reason for interest in the SRS/SBRT Fellowship, along with names and contact information of three references by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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