Pituitary/Neuroendocrine Surgery Fellowship


The program has been in existence since July 1, 1992, sequentially at the University of Virginia, Stanford University and currently at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Harvard University) under the direction of Dr. Edward R. Laws. Nine individuals have completed this training program since its inception.


The Fellowship is designed for a one year experience. This allows time for clinical and laboratory neuro-endocrine research, along with in-depth training in minimally invasive endoscopic surgical techniques in the operating room, and in the dissection laboratory.

Goals and Objectives for Training

This curriculum is designed to provide intensive training in the proper diagnosis and management of patients with pituitary disease as detailed in the Education Program. It also affords an opportunity for clinical and basic research based on our unique material, and to develop skills in the latest techniques and concepts of pituitary surgery. It is required that each fellow engage in research work that is suitable for publication and presentation at major neurosurgical or endocrinology meetings, conferences and workshops.

Program Certifications

Upon successful completion, the Fellow receives a certificate documenting their experience and successful completion of the fellowship.

Prerequisite Training/Neurosurgical Criteria

Fellows must have completed an ACGME accredited program or the equivalent in their home country. They must have a valid Massachusetts State Medical License.


Interested applicants please submit an application through the NASBS Neurosurgery Skull Base Fellowship Match.

Courtney Gilligan via email at cegilligan@bwh.harvard.edu
Phone: 617-732-8719
Fax: 617-264-6835

For more information, please visit the Pituitary/Neuroendocrine Program.

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