Clinical Instructorship in Neurosurgical Oncology and Stereotactic Radiosurgery

For Prospective Applicants

The Stanford University Department of Neurosurgery has one of the largest programs in Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Neurosurgical Oncology, and Neurogenetics in the country. The Department pioneered Cyberknife radiosurgery.

Our Neurosurgery Department offers multiple positions as Clinical Instructor in Neurosurgery in the field of Neurosurgical Oncology and Radiosurgery. The Clinical Instructor is required to be able to perform general cranial neurosurgical procedures independently as well as to quickly develop proficiency in all the aspects of Radiosurgery, from patient selection to neurosurgical planning and treatment delivery to patient follow-up. The Instructor should have a strong commitment to educate residents and to collaborate with our radiosurgery team (including radiation oncologists, physicists, nurses) and with visiting research post-doctoral scholars coming from all around the world. The Clinical Instructor is encouraged to develop a scientific niche in Radiosurgery and/ or Neurosurgical Oncology, with the support of the research fellows of our Clinical Neuro-oncology Laboratory. We offer several opportunities for collaboration with other medical, surgical, and basic research groups and laboratories at the Stanford University, to support the academic career development of the clinical instructor.

The start date is July 1st of every year, and the position can be 1 to 3 years long, subject to yearly renewal. Candidates are encouraged to apply 1 to 3 years before the start date. Typically, positions are assigned 2-3 years in advance. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. National and international applications are welcome.

Our Team

Steven D. Chang, MD
Robert C. and Jeannette Powell Neurosciences Professor and, by courtesy, of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (OHNS) and of Neurology
David J. Park, MD, PhD, FCNS
Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery
Gordon Li, MD
Professor of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy, of Neurology and of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (OHNS)
Melanie Hayden Gephart
Professor of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy, of Neurology

Program Director

Steven Chang, MD
Director, Clinical Instructorship

Administrative Contact

Aysha Ali