LSU-OLOL Neurotology Fellowship
The ACGME-accredited Neurotology fellowship program involves two years of study of Otology, Neurotology, and Skull-base Surgery. Candidates that have completed an ACGME-accredited Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery residency are eligible to apply through the San Francisco Match Program. The fellowship has only one trainee at any time. Please see the 2024-2026 Fellowship Overview for more information regarding the fellowship.
The fellowship utilizes several regional training sites, with Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana as the main location for the program. Other rotation sites include:
- West Jefferson Medical Center; New Orleans, LA
- University Medical Center New Orleans; New Orleans, LA
- Children’s Hospital; New Orleans, LA
- LSU Health Baton Rouge; Baton Rouge, LA
Description of Hospitals and Rotations
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center (OLOLRMC):
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center (OLOLRMC), sponsored by the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, is a not-for-profit, tertiary care facility servicing a 12-parish service area.
- It is the largest private medical center in Louisiana, with 721 licensed beds
- Approximately 900 physicians annually serve roughly 33,035 inpatients and 276,109 outpatients
- Residents are exposed to otolarygologic subspecialty care in the areas of head and neck oncologic and reconstructive surgery, skull base surgery, advanced sinus disease and sleep medicine.
- PGY 1 residents spend their entire internship year at this institution.
- Didactic schedules include:
- Monthly Otolaryngology Didactic Day and Otology/Neuroradiology Conference
- Weekly multidisciplinary Tumor Board teleconferences and lecture series
- Weekly Neurotology textbook review conference
- Neuroradiology multidisciplinary conferences are held twice monthly
- Monthly Cochlear Implant/Implantable Hearing Device Conference and Vestibular Conference
- Neurotologic tumor histology is discussed at the quarterly Otology/Pathology Conference.
Children's Hospital of New Orleans:
Children’s Hospital in New Orleans is Louisiana’s only full service hospital exclusively for children, offering a full range of inpatient and outpatient care.
- General pediatricians and a full array of pediatric specialists staff this 247-bed hospital.
- Critical care is provided in a 24-bed pediatric intensive care unit, a 36-bed neonatal intensive care unit, and a 20-bed cardiac intensive care unit.
- Resident rotations focus on expanding clinical experience and depth in diagnosis and treatment of pediatric otolaryngology conditions.
- Rotation provides residents with in-depth experience in treating special or unusual problems in normal children and in treating common otolaryngologic problems in children with special needs.
- The scope of the residents’ experience at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans includes pediatric airway management, pediatric head and neck tumor management, pediatric rhinology and otology, pediatric craniofacial and plastic surgery, and general pediatric otolaryngology.
- Residents will be supervised and instructed by the staff pediatric otolaryngologist and general otolaryngologists of the LSU clinical faculty.
University Medical Center New Orleans:
Opened in August 2015, University Medical Center New Orleans (UMCNO) is the academic medical center of LCMC Health, a Louisiana-based, not-for-profit health system.
- UMCNO encompasses a 2.3 million square foot campus with a capacity for 446 beds and offers comprehensive primary care and specialty care and the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center.
- As the state’s largest teaching hospital and training facility for many of the state’s physicians, nurses and allied health professionals, it plays an integral role in shaping the future of healthcare for the region.
- Residents participate in otologic and skull base surgeries involving Otolaryngology, Neurotology, and Neurosurgery faculty.
West Jefferson Medical Center:
West Jefferson Medical Center, a 435 bed not-for-profit hospital located in Marrero, Louisiana, resides on a more than 20 acre sprawling campus just minutes from downtown New Orleans.
- Skull base surgery is performed at WJMC under the direction of Dr. Moisés Arriaga and Dr. Frank Culicchia. Additional otologic surgeries are performed under the direction of Dr. Anne Maxwell.
- Fellows also complete an alternative rotation in Cyber Knife/Radiosurgery at this site.