Education & Training

Winter Clinics

For 30 years, Mayfield has hosted the annual, Winter Clinics for Spine and Cranial Surgery. Held in Snowmass, Colorado, this CME accredited event has brought together some of the foremost authorities in neurosurgery from 37 states and 5 countries. In partnership with Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, and Goodman Campbell this program continues to thrive and promote scholarly exchange and comradery. The meeting is funded through grants and sponsorships largely from medical device companies. For more information on the Winter Clinics for Spine and Cranial Surgery contact Christa McAlpin at

Keller Lecture

Over the past 40 years, Jeffrey T. Keller, PhD has mentored scores of residents and fellows. His reach and influence span the globe. A consummate scholars and mentor to many, Dr. Keller maintains a distinguished legacy among graduates and his peers. In honor of Dr. Keller's commitment to resident education and academic collaboration, The Keller Lectureship Fund was established in 2011. The lectureship enhances resident and fellowship programs by supporting an invited lecturer of international stature in the field of skull base surgery and surgical anatomy. These lectures off an opportunity for medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty to learn firsthand from renowned neurosurgeons. In addition, the Foundation has supported a hands-on laboratory training program.

The Frank H. Mayfield Society™

The Frank H. Mayfield Society™, named in honor of Frank H. Mayfield, MD, was established in 1989 to promote continuing neurosurgical education of physicians, residents and fellows.

Mayfield Surgical Innovation Center (MSIC)

In October 2015, the Mayfield Foundation proudly opened its Mayfield Surgical Innovation Center. This 1,500+ square foot state-of-the-art lab facility and adjoining conference room and office rests atop the Mayfield Spine Surgery Center and provides six stations fully equipped with monitors and the latest technology for lab trainings. Medical students, nurses, surgeons, advanced practice providers, and medical device professionals utilize this space to hone their skills, practice the latest surgical techniques on emerging and new technologies, and learn from developments in the field. A sampling of courses taught at the Surgical Innovation Center include: Neuro 101, resident trainings, and a test drive of a new robotic device from Globus Medical. This bright and sleek space has attracted medical professionals worldwide and continues to thrive with donations and grants from 21 different sponsors from corporate and health sectors.

MSIC's foundation is based on several years of successful education and training events by our seasoned team of conference professionals. If you would like more information about holding a conference/lab at the center, please contact Sonia Lipp at 513.569.5351 or