Fellowship: Functional and Stereotactic

Welcome from Director, Kelly D. Foote, MD

Kelly Foote, MDThank you for your interest in our post graduate fellowship.  Our program is one year in duration and is comprised of research and clinical training in the diagnosis and treatment of patients using stereotactic and functional neurosurgery.  Fellows are expected to participate in both the clinical and research components of functional neurosurgery.  The goals and objects of the program is to provide the fellow with organized, comprehensive, supervised training so that on completion, the trainee will be well prepared to function independently in an academic position as the surgeon/leader of a functional neurosurgery program with special expertise in Deep Brain Stimulation and interdisciplinary care of patients with movement disorders. The fellowship is accredited by the Society of Neurological Surgeons Committee on Accreditation Subspecialty Training (SNS/CAST).


Qualified applicants for the Fellowship Program must have satisfactorily completed a residency which satisfies the educational requirements for board certification in neurological surgery.

Applicants who meet the above qualifications are asked to submit the following by January 1st (18 months before the fellowship start date):

  • A curriculum vita
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty/mentors on letterhead with signature
  • A personal statement of interest in this subspecialty career path
  • Copy of your UMSLE official score report
  • Email mention of current visa status (only J-1 visas sponsored by ECFMG are accepted)

Please send the materials mentioned above in one of three ways:

1. Scanned and emailed to Jamie Dow, Ed.M, Assistant Director Training Program at Jamie.Dow@neurosurgery.ufl.edu

2. Faxed, Attn: Jamie, Functional Fellowship, to 325-392-8413

3. Via US mail to:

University of Florida, Department of Neurosurgery
POB 100265
Gainesville, FL 32610

Additional Information and Links

Contact Information

Jamie Dow, Ed.M, Assistant Director Training Program
Email: Jamie.Dow@neurosurgery.ufl.edu
Phone: 352-273-7777
Fax: Fax: 352-392-8413, attn: Jamie Dow