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Neurosurgical Oncology Fellowship Class of 2022

Program Description

Our Neurosurgical Oncology Fellowship at Moffitt Cancer Center has been providing postgraduate neurosurgical training since 2006. The fellowship program exists within the structure of an ACGME accredited residency in neurologic surgery, within the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in the state of Florida. The fellowship training provides a broad educational experience to complement training in a neurosurgery residency and promotes the further acquisition of knowledge and skills in the neurosurgical oncology subspecialty.

Clinical Program

The 12-month clinical fellowship, accredited through CAST, includes in-depth experience with specialized brain and spine oncology procedures, stereotactic radiosurgery, advanced diagnostic modalities, and the integration of non-operative and surgical therapies into clinical patient management. The fellowship provides broad exposure to clinical evaluation and appropriate patient selection for operative and non-operative management in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Other specialized experiences include: Use of 5-ALA fluorescence-guided tumor resection, use of advanced technologies to evaluate tumor margins, participation in Phase 0 clinical trials, and participation in clinical trials that involve the direct application of therapeutics to the brain.

Research Opportunities

Clinical fellows are expected to participate in clinical trials, translational research and case studies under the supervision of an attending neurosurgeon with the expectation of publication in peer-reviewed journals and presentation at local or national conferences. The Moffitt Neurosurgical Oncology Program has a robust clinical database that will support multiple types of projects, and the Total Cancer Care program can be accessed to obtain comprehensive genomic data as well.


Our faculty encompasses several departments that work together to support the NeuroOncology Program. These departments include:

Department of Radiology
Department of Pathology


All applicants must have completed a Neurosurgery residency and be board-certified or board-eligible at the start date of the fellowship (July 1). This program does not sponsor visas. 

Number of Positions



Applicants should send their completed application forms and all required documents to our program 18 months prior to the fellowship start date.

How to Apply

  • Contact coordinator for Application (PDF)
  • Updated CV
  • Personal statement
  • Copies of USMLE scores
  • Submit three letters of recommendation (including one from your current residency program director or department chair)
  • Certified copy of your currently valid ECFMG certificate(applicable for International Medical Graduates only) 

Sample Contract (PDF)

Salary and Benefits (PDF) 

Fellowship Program Director
Nam D Tran, MD, PhD, FAANS
Director, Neuro-Oncology Residency and Fellowship
Assistant member, Department of Neuro-Oncology
Assistant Professor, Department of Oncologic Sciences, Neurosurgery, PM&R, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine

Program Leader of Neuro-Oncology and Chief of Neurosurgery
Michael A. Vogelbaum MD, PhD. FAANS, FACS
Senior Member, Department of Neuro-Oncology
Professor, Department of Oncological Sciences, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine

Department Chair
Peter Forsyth MD
Chair, Department of Neuro-Oncology
Senior Member, Department of Neuro-Oncology
Professor, Dept of Oncological Sciences, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine

Program Coordinator
Lorie Jennings
Graduate Medical Education Coordinator