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Peripheral Nerve Fellowship

Fellowship in Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Peripheral Nerve Surgery Neurosurgery Resident

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.

Fellowship Information

Mark Mahan, MD

Fellowship Director

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 (,  1-3 years in advance, with your CV and completed Peripheral Nerve Fellowship Application.

Other Details:

  • Salary/Benefits: Please see the UUH GME website for details
  • Accreditation: CAST approved 
  • Program Length: 6-12 months
  • Location/Campus: University of Utah Hospital, Huntsman Cancer Institute
  • Start of Program: July 1
  • Number of Fellows per Year: 1

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.

Contact Us

Academic Program Manager

Joanne Kamahele
Phone: 801-581-5584
Fax: 801-581-4385

Department of Neurosurgery

Phone: 801-581-6908
University of Utah Health Care
Clinical Neurosciences Center
175 North Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132