Fellowship: Neuro-Oncology

Come and grow with UF Health Department of Neurosurgery.

As part of one of the top-funded neurosurgery departments in the United States, our fellowship program is a destination for those interested in an academic career in Neuro-oncology.

The University of Florida Lillian S. Wells Department of Neurosurgery invites individuals with MD, MD/PhD or DO training who are interested in an academic career in Neuro-oncology to apply for a fellowship to engage in clinical rotations while partaking in various research and educational activities.

Our program seeks to cultivate and encourage laboratory researchers and clinical investigators. First‐year fellows spend the majority of their time in clinical rotations while engaging in various research and educational activities. Second-year fellows can engage in a research-optional second year, which is almost exclusively devoted to research and is available to fellows with funding.

Our goal is to train academically oriented neuro-oncologists who will be involved in a lifetime of excellence in patient care and teaching, in addition to clinical, translational or basic research. Upon successful completion of our training program, fellows will:

  • have a thorough understanding of the pathophysiology of neurooncological disorders.
  • be competent in the clinical diagnosis and management of these disorders.
  • possess a solid understanding of clinical and translational research.
  • understand clinical trials methodology.
  • have excellence in a selected research interest.
  • succeed in joining or helping establish a Neuro-Oncology program.

The University of Florida Lillian S. Wells Department of Neurosurgery accepts one fellow each year and applicants are accepted based on their potential to become successful academic subspecialists. The program will accept applications on a rolling basis through the ERAS program starting in 2022 for a position in July 2024.


Applications to the Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Training Program are initiated by submitting:

  1. A personal statement/letter of interest
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. An application (see below)
  4. Three letters of reference from faculty of your current institution.

Completed applications should be forwarded to Fellowship Director, Ashley Ghiaseddin, MD, at: Ashley.Ghiaseddin@neurosurgery.ufl.edu

For questions or additional information please contact Assistant Director of Education and Training, Jamie Dow, EdM at (352) 273-7777, or via e-mail at jdow@ufl.edu.

Additional Information and Links

Ashley Ghiaseddin
Ashley P. Ghiaseddin, MD

Contact Information

  • Welcome from the Director: Thank you for your interest in our fellowship program. We are pleased to offer a one-year clinical fellowship with an additional optional year of research based on applicant and faculty interest. Our goal is to train clinical Neuro-Oncologists with a solid understanding of translational research, so that our graduating fellows will succeed in either joining or helping build a Neuro-Oncology program. Our program has a multi-disciplinary approach that will allow fellows to work with a diverse group of individuals to foster collaboration and innovation. The fellowship is accredited by the United Council of Neurological Subspecialities (UCNS).

  • Fellowship Director