First Annual Skull Base Hybrid Lecture/Dissection Course

November 10-12th, 2022

The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City

Leaders of Mount Sinai’s Skull Base Surgery Center are pleased to announce the inaugural annual anterior and lateral skull base dissection course in New York City, which will also contain a virtual lecture component for those who are unable to travel. Hosted by the Departments of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and Neurosurgery, this course is a comprehensive review with hands-on training of skull base open and endoscopic approaches.

Led by Eric M. Genden, MD, Chair of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and Joshua B. Bederson, MD, Chair of Neurosurgery at the Mount Sinai Health System, the team will perform a variety of lateral and anterior skull base approaches, including transcochlear, translabyrinthine, middle fossa, retrosigmoid craniotomies, infratemporal fossa dissection and transnasal anterior cranial base dissection.

Mount Sinai is one of the few multidisciplinary centers worldwide dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the skull base. The team is widely recognized for breakthroughs in transoral robotic surgery, transnasal endoscopic brain and pituitary surgery, 3-D navigation planning, intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring, surgical simulation and innovative research. Trainees of this course will gain thorough assessments of surgical treatments of skull base pathologies.

Course Co-Directors

Joshua Bederson, MD
Leonard I. Malis, MD/Corinne and Joseph Graber
Professor and Chair
Department of Neurosurgery

Eric M. Genden, MD, MHA, FACS
Isidore Friesner Professor and Chair
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Alfred Iloreta, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurosurgery and
Department of Otolaryngology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Raj Shrivastava, MD
Professor
Department of Neurosurgery
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs
Department of Neurosurgery
Mount Sinai Health System

George Wanna, MD, FACS
Professor and Executive Vice Chair
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Professor of Neurosurgery
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Course Faculty

Maura K. Cosetti, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Director, The Ear Institute and Cochlear Implant Program
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai

Anthony Del Signore, MD, PharmD
Assistant Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Director of Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
Mount Sinai Union Swuare

Satish Govindaraj, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
Department of Neurosurgery
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs
Department of Otolaryngology
Mount Sinai Health System

Mohemmed Nazir Khan, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Enrique Perez, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Director of Otology
The Mount Sinai Hospital

Benjamin Rapoport, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurosurgery
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Scott Allan Roof, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Madeleine R. Schaberg, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Director of Rhinology
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai

Zachary Schwam, MD
Neurotology Fellow
Department of Otolaryngology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Target Audience

This course is intended for neurosurgical and otolaryngology physicians, senior residents and fellows (to maximize meaningful participation for those still in training, as senior residents and fellows already have sufficient surgical skills to complete a lab with directed instruction). Most of the dissections require significant experience. We are aiming for 10 dissection participants, and more than 40 people attending the lectures virtually.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To instruct those attending in the standard techniques of anterior and lateral skull base dissection.
  2. To introduce and orient participants to novel and emerging technologies in skull base surgery.
  3. To participate in open discussions about complex cases.

To register for the course, please contact Kerry Feeney, Director of Academic Administration at Kerry.feeney@mountsinai.org or 212-241-7008.

Educational Methods:

The Course is comprised of structured lectures, guided dissections, and case-based panels.

How to Register for the Live Dissection Course

To register go to https://forms.office.com/r/HnMkKedzmZ. Upon successful registration, you will receive a confirmation email. Registration will close on Tuesday, November 1, 2022.

How to Register for Virtual Participation

Due to the important and valuable content of this course and the ability to provide it via Zoom, we are pleased to offer the didactic sessions only - free of charge.

For viewing our virtual streaming of the Course, you will receive an email containing the Zoom details at least two days prior to the Course. This information will be sent to the email address used for your registration.

To register go to https://forms.office.com/r/HnMkKedzmZ 

Please look for your registration confirmation email and contact Kerry.Feeney@mountsinai.org if you do not receive it by 5pm (Eastern) on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.  

Cancellation and Refund Policy

All cancellations must be submitted by email to Kerry.Feeney@mountsinai.org and received by 5 pm on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 for a registration refund (minus a $25 cancellation fee).

No refunds on cancellations made after November 1, 2022 or for “No Shows” the day of the course.