Franke Global Neurosurgery Fellowship

Global Neurosurgery Fellowship

Barrow Neurological Institute is seeking one American board–eligible or board-certified neurosurgeon for a one-year or two-year fellowship in global neurosurgery starting in July 2023 or July 2024.

This fellowship is an integral part of Barrow’s global initiative to promote excellence in neurosurgical care worldwide. The fellow will develop a firm academic and experiential foundation in neurosurgery to treat globally diverse patients.

The fellow will be involved in clinical care, teaching, and research in Moshi, Tanzania, at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, and in Phoenix, Arizona. This fellowship includes salary, benefits, travel, housing, and language and cultural training. It provides the opportunity to pursue a Global Health Management certification and an MBA concurrently.

Please address inquiries to:

Dilan Ellegala, MD Fellowship Director
Barrow Office of Academic Affairs
ATTN: Barrow Global
350 W. Thomas Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85013 USA
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The mission of this program is to position Barrow as the world leader in neurosurgery by having a comprehensive impact worldwide. We aim to achieve this through taking on a responsibility to help elevate patient care to underserved populations.

Our goal is to train physicians how to responsibly and sustainably participate in global health and human rights work. The curriculum therefore uniquely includes modules on major global health theories, such as the unintended consequences of purposive social action, human rights and social justice, global health management, and global neurosurgery.


Qualified applicants for the Franke Global Neurosurgery Fellowship will have graduated from an ACGME-accredited neurosurgery residency program. The Franke fellows will spend up to nine months in Northern Tanzania, where the Barrow Global faculty will be engaged in developing a neurosurgical center of excellence for training and clinical care in partnership with regional neurosurgeons. Three months of the year will be spent at Barrow in Phoenix, Arizona, obtaining training in global health management, enhancement of any clinical skills desired via the Institute’s renowned faculty, and mentoring residents and students in global health neurosurgery research.

This position includes salary, benefits, and all travel and housing costs. The ideal fellow is passionate about global health care and is wishing to pursue a career as a leader in neurosurgery. This program is designed to provide a firm academic and experiential foundation for this endeavor. This program prepares the successful candidate for a leadership career in global neurosurgery.