Considering a career in pediatric neurosurgery?
Pediatric neurosurgery focuses on the care of infants, children and adolescents with neurosurgical disease.
In many cases, pediatric neurosurgeons also care for adults with congenital or childhood-onset neurosurgical disease.
Because their subspecialty is primarily defined by patient age, pediatric neurosurgeons enjoy the opportunity to take care of all types of neurosurgical problems,
including tumors, trauma, craniofacial disorders, management of congenital malformations, vascular disease, epilepsy and other functional neurosurgery.
Many current technologies in neurosurgery were developed in the pediatric arena, such as neuro-endoscopy and the treatment of spasticity.
Fetal neurosurgery is an example of a new technology that exists only within pediatrics.
Pediatric neurosurgeons enjoy long-term relationships with their patients, as each child with its family is followed over a period of years.
This feature of a pediatric neurosurgeon's practice is particularly rewarding.
Pediatric neurosurgery is practiced in both academic and community-based settings across North America.
Today, most individuals practicing full time pediatric neurosurgery completed accredited fellowships after residency training.
The ACPNF exists to establish and maintain criteria for accrediting those fellowship programs that ultimately lead successful candidates on a path to certification
by the American Board of Pediatric Neurosurgery.
Are you interested in applying for a pediatric neurosurgery fellowship?
contact a fellowship program and submit an application prior to the Pediatric
Neurosurgery Fellowship Match which occurs in late October each year.
Most programs require a visit (virtual or in-person) as a part of the application process.
The fellowship program directors can be contacted directly to arrange
for a visit and an application.
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