Skull Base Surgery


Type of Program

Type Of Program : Non Degree Programs

Academic Level for Non Degree programs

Academic Level : Training Program
If Other,Please Write Full Name : Fellowship
Program Date

Form A: Program Suggestion Prerequisites

Basic Information
Full Name of Major : Skull Base Surgery
Name of School/Research Center/Hospital : School of Medicine
If Other, please specify: : Department of Neurosurgery
Program Description : Treating skull base disorders, including deformities, congenital disorders, tumors and vascular lesions requires skills, expertise, and experience. Lesions of the skull base present a unique challenge to neurosurgeons. Special training is required to perform intricate surgery in the small recesses of the brain. Most skull base neurosurgical approaches require dexterity with surgical instrumentations, specifically bone removal instruments, through restricted corridors that contain vital structures. This aspect of surgery demands that surgeons be proficient not only with the tools but also with the complex anatomy to be negotiated. The development of a sense of the anatomic relationships between neural and vascular structures encased by bone is critical and requires practice. 
Tehran University of medical sciences is prepared for training neurosurgeons in this course. This course aims to introduce proper treatment and prevent the consequences of high expenditures imposed on healthcare system by taking advantage of the latest findings in the world.
Program Duration : 3 months
Contact Person (Submitter)
Full Name : Dr. Kourosh Karimi
Position : Assistant professor of Neurosergery
Affiliation : Department of Neurosurgery
Email :

Form B: Complementary Information

Additional Information
Name of Department : Neurosurgery
Program Curriculum :
Program Objectives : At the end of this three month the participants could expect to be involved in main operations like:
• Transsphenoidal resection of tumour/cyst 
• Expanded endonasal approach (meningioma/chordoma/etc) 
• Vestibular schwannoma 
• Anterior circulation aneurysm clipping 
• Skull base meningioma/tumour 
• Microvascular decompression 
• Foramen magnum decompression
Method(s) of Instruction : During this course, various methods and techniques will be used:
- Bedside teaching in the Neurosurgery ward.
- Observant/Assistant/Independent in Surgery 
- Post operation Care in recovery 
- Various intra- and intersectoral, hospital, interdisciplinary and inter-university conferences as well as seminars
- Other training methods and techniques according to the requirements and objectives
Program Instructor(s) : All academic staff in Neurosurgery department in Shariati, Imama Khomeini and Sina Hospitals
Attach CV of Instructor(s) :  
Tuition Fee : 1000$ (for 3 months) (scholarship can be offered to specific applicants depending on their qualifications)
Eligibility Criteria
Who Can Attend? : - Holding an MD degree or MBBS.
- Having and approved specialty in Neurosurgery.
Eligibility : The eligible candidate have successfully completed, an approved Neurosurgery residency program.
Proficient in the English or Persian languages.
Last Update At : 12 June 2019