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

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 Neurotology fellowship program is ACGME accredited.

How to Apply

Prospective applicants are encouraged to apply for the next match cycle: the 2020 SF Match for the 2021-2023 position.

Appointment to the Neurotology fellowship is processed through the SF Match program. One position is available every two years. One candidate is selected to enter the program and fellowships do not run concurrently.  

All applicants must register with the SF Match, submit a completed 2021-2023 UC Neurotology Fellowship Application (PDF) form, and submit all of the following supplemental 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 be mailed directly to the UC Neurotology Fellowship Coordinator. (Do not include them in your application.)
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • 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 be contacted only after their application has been deemed complete. Applications will not be accepted until applicants have registered with SF Match.


Prospective applicants are encouraged to apply for the next match cycle: the 2020 SF Match for the 2021-2023 position. Applicants will be contacted by the program if an interview will be extended.

Questions may be directed to Kris Loughran, Neurotology Fellowship Administrator, at (513) 558-4196 or

Ravi Samy, MD, FACS
Neurotology Fellowship Director
Phone: 513-558-4196
Fax: 513-558-5203

Kris Loughran
Neurotology Fellowship Administrator
Phone: 513-558-4196
Fax: 513-558-5203

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