This ACGME-accredited 2-year program is a neurotology/lateral skull base surgery program designed to advance education beyond that of an otolaryngology residency in the diagnosis and management of disorders of the temporal bone, lateral skull base, and related anatomical structures. Fellows will receive comprehensive training in extradural skull base approaches and postoperative care of lateral skill base surgery patients. The program will also permit exposure to new research opportunities and global humanitarian efforts.
Each year between thirty and forty physicians apply to the fellowship program. Two fellows are selected each year and spend two years studying with the otologists of the House Clinic. This program is accredited by the ACGME and allows the graduating fellows to apply for board certification in neurotology.
Faculty of the House Institute
- William H. Slattery, M.D., Director
- Derald E. Brackmann, M.D.
- Edward I. Cho, M.D.
- M. Jennifer Derebery, M.D.
- John W. House, M.D.
- Gregory P. Lekovic, M.D., Ph.D
- William M. Luxford, M.D.
- Gautam U. Mehta, M.D.
- Kevin A. Peng, M.D.
- William H. Slattery, M.D.
- Mia E. Miller, M.D.
In order to qualify, applicants must meet certain criteria:
- Completion of residency in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery
- Graduate in the top third of class
- Past participation in hearing-disorders related research
- Current and valid California medical license*
*The two-year program requires a current and valid California medical license after acceptance to the clinical fellowship program. Fellows actively participate in the care of Neurotology patients and assist the House Institute physicians in the management of complex neurotologic disorders.
Each neurotology fellow will prepare documentation of surgical experience as both assistant surgeon and surgeon in middle cranial fossa, posterior cranial fossa, and lateral skull base surgical procedures for the treatment of disorders of the auditory and vestibular system; facial nerve disorders; and congenital inflammatory, neoplastic, idiopathic, and traumatic disorders of the extradural petrous bone and apex, occipital bone, sphenoid bone, and related structures.
The program provides structured education regarding the diagnosis and medical, surgical, and rehabilitative management of congenital, traumatic, inflammatory, degenerative, neoplastic, idiopathic, and traumatic diseases of the temporal bone.
Audiometric testing including auditory brainstem responses and otoacoustic emissions, vestibular testing, facial nerve testing, electrophysiologic monitoring strategies, and neuroradiologic procedures used to evaluate the temporal bone, skull base, and related structures are required experiences.
Conference and Lecture Schedule
The program provides the fellows opportunity to participate in numerous research conferences and didactic educational programs. The main didactic instruction occurs through participation in journal club and neuroradiology conferences and Friday morning conferences.
All fellows are required to attend the following conferences and didactic lectures:
Monday 7:30 AM journal club
Tuesday 6:45 AM neuroradiology conference
Friday 7:00 AM grand rounds
A typical monthly Friday lecture schedule is:
First Friday of the month – Fellow lecture
Second Friday of the month – Otoradiology (OtoRad) conference
Third Friday of the month – neurotology lecture by fellow, faculty, or guest faculty
Fourth Friday of the month – OtoRad Conference
Click here to download the curriculum for neurotology training and examination.
Click here to download the program application.
Completed form and additional application materials should be sent to Michelle Zamora at firstname.lastname@example.org.