CU Skull Base Program
The CU Skull Base Program is the most
comprehensive skull base tumor program in the region. All aspects of diagnosis
and treatment are performed by subspecialists with extensive training and
experience in complex disorders of the skull base. Our team consists of
highly-trained surgeons in both Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck
Surgery, Neuroradiology, Neuropathology, Radiotherapy, and Medical Oncology. Our
aim is to offer world-class multidisciplinary care to patients and referring
physicians in an efficient and compassionate manner.
SAVE THE DATE - 2nd Annual Course for Microscopic and Endoscopic Approaches to the Skull Base
A national 3-day cadaveric
dissection training course in Skull Base/Endoscopic Surgical Techniques will be
held in the CSI Laboratory, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
This is an invitiational course taught by world-class experts in skull base and
cranial endoscopy to senior resident teams, combining Neurosurgery and
Otolaryngolgy. This course offers an intensive review of the techical nuances
involved with skull base procedures including comprehensive 3-D anatomy and 3-D
surgical video presentations. Participants will recieve didactics and hands on
instructions on traditional skull base approaches and endonasal and
transcranial endocopy including indications, techniques, outcomes complications
avoidance and management.
Projected Course Dates: March 2 - 5, 2016
Ramakrishnan currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, having completed
his fellowship training in advanced rhinology and skull base surgery at
the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of expertise include nasal
obstruction, chronic sinusitis and nasal polyps, revision sinus surgery,
complex sino-orbital diseases, CSF leaks and skull base tumors.
Dr. Lillehei servers as the Director of the Neurosurgery Neuro-Oncology laboratory
with his research interests revolving around the treatment of malignant
gliomas. His clinical interest include pituitary tumors, benign and malignant gliomas, spinal cord tumors, acoustic neuromas, complex skull base lesions and peripheral nerve injuries.