The neurotology lateral skull base surgery program at Jackson Memorial Hospital/Jackson Health System under the direction of Simon I. Angeli, MD, provides advanced education beyond that afforded in the otolaryngology residency in the diagnosis and management of disorders of the temporal bone, lateral skull base, and related anatomical structures. A 24-month educational program ensures that concentrated time is available for the neurotology fellow to develop advanced diagnostic expertise and advanced medical and surgical management skills for the care of diseases and disorders  of the petrous apex, infratemporal fossa, internal auditory canals, cranial nerves (e.g., vestibular nerve section and joint neurosurgical-neurotological resection of intradural VIII nerve tumors), and lateral skull base, including the occipital bone, sphenoid bone, and temporal bone.

ACGME Accredited:  Yes
Residents or Fellows per year:  One
Duration:   Two years
Postgraduate Training Required:   Completion of an ACGME accredited otolaryngology residency program
U.S. Citizenship Required:  No

Residents/Fellows who have graduated our program in the last 10 years obtained faculty positions at:

  • New York University
  • University of Miami
  • University of Colorado
  • University of North Carolina

Application Deadline
September 1 through the San Francisco Matching Service

The program provides structured clinical opportunities for fellows to develop advanced skills in neurotology and lateral skull base surgery, including exposure to intracranial approaches.
A sufficient volume and variety of cases are available to ensure adequate inpatient and outpatient experience for each neurotology fellow. Each neurotology fellow will prepare documentation of surgical experience as both assistant surgeon, resident surgeon, and resident supervisor, in middle cranial fossa, posterior cranial fossa, and lateral skull base surgical procedures for the treatment of disorders of the auditory and vestibular system; facial nerve disorders; and congenital inflammatory, neoplastic idiopathic, and traumatic disorders of the extradural petrous bone and apex, occipital bone, sphenoid bone, and related structures.  The program provides structured education regarding the diagnosis and medical, surgical, and rehabilitative management of congenital, traumatic, inflammatory, degenerative, neoplastic, and idiopathic diseases of the temporal bone.  Audiometric testing including auditory brainstem responses and otoacoustic emissions, vestibular testing, facial nerve testing, electrophysiologic monitoring strategies and neuroradiologic procedures used to evaluate the temporal bone, skull base, and related structures are required experiences.

Board Exam Requirements
Applicants must be eligible to sit for the otolaryngology boards

Opportunities exist for fellows to participate in a number of projects from clinical research to the laboratory.

Neurotology fellows do not take call

Teaching Hospitals

  • Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital
  • University of Miami Hospital

Program Directors
Simon I Angeli, MD Professor of Otolaryngology and Fellowship Director

One applicant is selected each year and spends two years studying with the otologists of the Jackson Memorial Hospital/Jackson Health System in affiliation with the University of Miami. Prior to acceptance into the neurotology fellowship program, the fellow has fulfilled all requirements of an otolaryngology residency program and is eligible to take the written and oral examination offered by the American Board of Otolaryngology at the end of the first year of fellowship training.

Jenine M. Dunn
Phone: 305-243-6466
Fax: 305-243-1651
Email: jmdunn@med.miami.edu