The Rush University Department of Neurosurgery Microsurgical Skull Base Lab is committed to providing the finest education and training for our residents, fellows, neurosurgeons and the general neurosurgical community in the Chicago area. At Rush, we are pursuing advanced specialization in the field of neurosurgery, neuroanatomy, endoscopy, and vascular surgery. Using state-of-the-art technology and equipment, Rush Neurosurgery faculty educates trainees on specialized surgical techniques and procedures and strives for excellent use of medical equipment.
The academic program at Rush currently dedicates Thursday afternoons to didactic conference and board review. Built into the current schedule, Assistant Professor Roham Moftakhar, MD, lectures on a specific topic followed by time in the lab. The topics each week are determined by a set schedule at the beginning of the academic year. A resident is scheduled to present on the topic of the week, followed by a presentation by Moftakhar, ending in a training course in the lab.
Our goal is to create a versatile lab that can be used for multidisciplinary training and serve as a resource in the teaching and research community.