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Department of

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery


The neurotology fellowship program is designed to prepare board-eligible or board-certified otolaryngologists for practice in academic otology/neurotology.

To develop special expertise in the diagnosis and medical/surgical management of diseases and disorders relating to the following disciplines within otology/neurotology: auditory system, vestibular system, facial nerve, temporal bone/skull base structures and lesions of the cerebellopontine angle and lateral skull base.

We are currently accepting applications for our Neurotology Fellowship Program for 2017-2019 and interviews will be held in August 2016. One position is available every two years. One candidate is selected to enter the program and fellowships do not run concurrently.  

During the fellowship, the individual will be exposed to all diagnostic areas of otology/neurotology.

The Fellow is expected to become proficient in: audiologic testing, auditory brainstem response testing, electrocochleography, vestibular testing, and facial nerve testing. In addition to the routine testing procedures, the Fellow will become familiar with radiologic studies: CT scanning, magnetic resonance imaging, contrast-enhanced imaging, and angiography.

Upon completion of the Fellowship, the individual will have observed and assisted in otosclerosis, congenital ear disease, facial paralysis, acoustic tumor and glomus tumor surgery, as well as other skull base tumor, vertigo, and cochlear implantation surgery.

The goals and objectives of the Neurotology Training Program are to provide outstanding training to fellows in all aspects of the field, specifically:

  • Neurotology, including: medical, surgical, and rehabilitative aspects of cranial base tumors, facial paralysis, and vestibular dysfunction concentrating efforts in neurotologic and cranial base procedures.
  • Advanced or complicated otology cases, including revision stapes surgery, petrous apex cholesteatoma removal, endolymphatic shunts, intracranial complications of otitis media, and cochlear implantation of children and adults.
  • Improve surgical skills and intraoperative decision-making processes in neurotologic and cranial base procedures.
  • Improve critical thinking in diagnostic development and management of neurotologic and cranial base diseases through collaborative basic and clinical research projects and teaching to promote the continued academic pursuits of the trainee.


Candidates who have completed an ACGME accredited residency in Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery are eligible for the match. Further selection for training is based on demonstrated excellence in research and a commitment to teaching. Candidates who are not planning a future in academic neurotology need not apply.


The Otology/Neurotology fellowship program is ACGME accredited.

How to Apply

One position is available every two years. All applicants must register with the SF Match,  submit a completed application form 2017 UC Neurotology Fellowship Application, and submit all of the following documents:

  • Three confidential letters of recommendation in a signed and sealed envelope. (One must be from the program director, one from the Department Chairman, and one of your choosing. They must mailed directly to UC-Neurotology; do not include them in your application)
  • Current curriculum vitae    
  • Medical school transcripts    
  • Two recent publications
  • Personal Statement including career objectives and research goals    

Your application will not be considered complete until we receive ALL requested documents. If an interview will be extended, applicants will only be contacted after their application has been deemed complete.

Questions should be directed to Emily Crocker at 513-558-4196.

Program Director, Ravi N. Samy, MD


Neurotology Fellowship

Program Director:
Ravi Samy, MD, FACS

Phone: 513-558-4196
Fax: 513-558-5203