Non Profit Foundation Advances Research
The Skull Base Foundation is a non-profit entity dedicated to advancing research in minimally invasive skull base surgical techniques. The Foundation provides research grants to visionary investigators, and helps defray some of the expenses for underprivileged individuals who require skull base surgery.

Some of the most recent projects being funded by the Skull Base Foundation include:
  • Continually developing new endoscopic techniques to reach delicate areas of the brain. The endoscopic techniques currently being utilized for pituitary tumors and other cranial disorders is a direct result of bench research that was done at the Skull Base Institute.
  • Correcting congenital craniofacial deformities in utero during the third trimester -- thus allowing the fetus to heal without scarring. This is being done on animal models (pregnant ewes).
  • Evaluating transplantation of fetal pituitary cells to enhance the function of the pituitary gland in patients after surgical removal or medical treatment of pituitary tumors.
  • Developing custom designed microinstruments that allow and improve the performance of delicate skull base procedures.
  • Hosting multidisciplinary conferences and seminars to promote the exchange of novel concepts and ideas that further enhance the field of minimally invasive skull base and brain surgery.