New York City-based Weill Cornell Medicine spine surgeon Roger Härtl, MD, will direct a Global Health neurosurgery fellowship, which is still open to applications, in East Africa.
Here are four things to know:
1. The fellowship position is open to fully-trained neurosurgeons and is under Dr. Härtl's direction at Bugando Medical Center and Muhimbili Orthopedic and Neurosurgery Institute in Tanzania, East Africa.
2. The position is for one or two years, and will entail patient evaluation, performing surgery and training Tanzanian surgeons and medical staff.
3. The fellow will also participate in ongoing research with the Foundation for International Education in Neurological Surgery and Weill Cornell Medicine Neurosurgery, with the expectation of ongoing communication with Weill Cornell and FIENS through weekly Skype conferences and annual site visits by U.S. faculty.
4. Dr. Härtl serves as Weill Cornell Medicine's chief of spine surgery and neurotrauma as well as a professor of neurosurgery.
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