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If you are a health professional interested in learning more about training opportunities, referrals and other relevant topics at Boston Children’s Hospital, please visit our training page.

Boston Children's ranked top in the country in neurosurgery, neurology by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Boston Children's at the top of the nation’s programs in several pediatric disciplines, including neurosurgery and neurology. This combination of expertise makes us uniquely suited to treating all aspects of hydrocephalus and other brain, spine and nervous system disorders.

Training opportunities in neurosurgery at Boston Children's


Dr. Warf Hydrocephalus procedureBoston Children’s neurosurgeon Benjamin Warf, MD, directs a training fellowship offered by the International Program to Advance the Treatment of Hydrocephalus (iPATH). The purpose of the program is to prepare neurosurgeons to effectively treat hydrocephalus in developing nations, particularly through the use of the endoscopic third ventriculostomy procedure to reduce dependence on shunts. iPATH fellows spend a minimum of three months receiving intensive hands-on training in Mbale, Uganda.

All fellowship applicants must be medical school graduates, licensed to practice in their home countries, who have completed at least one year of a surgical internship. Some experience in treating hydrocephalus patients is preferred, though not required.

For more information, including a downloadable application form, please visit the iPATH Fellowship Application web page or contact:

Attn: Fellowship Training Program
International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus
Cellebroersstraat 16
B-1000 Brussels
Phone: +32 (0)2 502 0413
Fax: +32 (0)2 502 1129
Email: ipath@ifglobal.org

Other Training Opportunities

For more information about Boston Children's residency and fellowship programs in neurosurgery, please visit our neurosurgery training page.


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