Fellowship in Peripheral Nerve Surgery
The Peripheral Nerve Surgery fellow will learn treatment of peripheral nerve tumors, complex entrapment syndromes, peripheral nerve injuries, pain disorders, CNS disorders that benefit from peripheral nerve surgery (including spinal cord injury and spasticity), and surgical diagnosis. Expertise is built in anatomy, MR and ultrasound imaging, electrodiagnostic studies, and neurostimulation. Clinical practice is integrated with neurology and plastic hand surgery. Minimally invasive and endoscopic techniques, including spinal, are emphasized.
Mark Mahan, MD
Currently Accepting Applications: We are currently accepting applications for the 2026–2027 peripheral nerve fellowship position and will conduct interviews on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
Application Process: Contact the Contact the Academic Program Manager, Joanne Kamahele (Joanne.Kamahele@hsc.utah.edu), 1-3 years in advance, with your CV and completed Peripheral Nerve Fellowship Application.
Research & Publications: The fellow is expected to spend 20% of their time conducting research and the remaining time on clinical training. Basic laboratory or clinical research may be conducted. Basic scientific research is offered in Dr. Mahan’s NIH-funded laboratory, which focuses on nerve trauma. This research includes investigation into basic mechanisms of neuro-inflammation, treatment options for pathologic nerve regeneration, or imaging of peripheral nerves. Clinical research options include retrospective (or, if planned in advance, prospective) outcomes related to any of the diverse nerve pathologies encountered. Past projects have included machine-learning on MRIs of peripheral nerve tumors. Clinical research in endoscopic surgery is another burgeoning field for research.
It is expected that the fellow produce at least 2 publications related to peripheral nerve neurosurgery and will present their research at departmental grand rounds and/or nationally.