Subspecialty Fellowships

Neurology is becoming more and more specialized as we advance our knowledge of the nervous system. Our program offers five neurological subspecialty fellowships:

1) Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke Fellowship:

Stroke Group 2011The Stroke Fellowship at Boston University School of Medicine offers a 1-2 year ACGME accredited fellowship. Fellows will be trained on the clinical aspects of stroke diagnosis and management, including the use of ultrasonographic and neuroimaging techniques, along with the principles of medical and surgical management of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. Fellows are involved in the daily assessment and follow-up of all patients admitted to Boston Medical Center, who are the responsibility of the Stroke Team, made of stroke attendings and fellows. Involvement in ongoing clinical research trials will be among the fellow’s duties. For more information please visit this website Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center.

Contact:

Viken L. Babikian, M.D.
Director, Vascular Neurology Fellowship
Department of Neurology
Boston University School of Medicine
72 East Concord Street, C-3
Boston, MA 02118-2394
(617) 638-7753
babikian@bu.edu

If you are interested in applying for the 2018 Vascular Neurology fellowship position, please complete this Non Match Application and send it along with your Curriculum Vitae, personal statement, USMLE scores, ECFMG certificate (if applicable) and three (3) letters of recommendation to the program director. 

2) Neurocritical Care Fellowship

The Neurocritical Care Fellowship at Boston University Medical Center (BUMC) is a two-year training program accredited by the United Council of Neurologic Subspecialities (UCNS).

BUMC is a tertiary care, Level One Trauma Center, located in the heart of the metro area.  The Neurocritical Care (NCC) service treats 500-600 patients per year with diverse diagnoses including subarachnoid hemorrhage, large territory stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, status epilepticus, neuromuscular emergencies, CNS infections, CNS tumors, and post-operative neurosurgical patients.  Fellows have the opportunity to manage these critically ill patients under the guidance of five, board certified, fellowship-trained neurointensivists.

In addition to the valuable clinical experience, BUMC prides itself on rigorous educational curricula and research opportunities.  Weekly Neurovascular conferences, Clinical Neuroscience Grand Rounds, and multi-disciplinary journal clubs provide fellows with in-depth understanding of current clinical issues.  We provide research support with close mentorship to guide fellows through hypothesis generation, manuscript writing, and presentation at national meetings.  Mentors are all experienced, published in peer-reviewed journals, actively engaged in their own projects, highly connected with neurointensivists throughout America, and will aid with networking and cross institutional projects.

If you are interested in applying for the 2018 Neurocritical Care fellowship position, please complete this Non Match Application and send it along with your Curriculum Vitae, personal statement, USMLE scores, ECFMG certificate (if applicable) and three (3) letters of recommendation to the program director.

Contact:

Courtney Takahashi, MD, MCR
Director, Neurocritical Care Fellowship
Department of Neurology
Boston University School of Medicine
72 East Concord St., C-3
Boston, MA 02118-2394
Courtney.Takahashi@bmc.org

3) Movement Disorder Fellowship:

Neurology _movement-8x10 textOne- or two-year movement disorders subspecialty training positions in the Movement Disorders Center of Department of Neurology at the Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center (BUSM/BMC) are available beginning July 2003. This Movement Disorder Fellowship is integrated into the Movement Disorder Center and Parkinson Disease Center at BUSM/BMC. This fellowship emphasizes clinical and research training in movement disorders. Opportunities for development of clinical expertise include: training for botulinum toxin injections; selection, evaluation and surgical treatment of movement disorders (including intraoperative clinical neurophysiology); and clinical training based on a large volume of patients with hyperkinetic and hypokinetic movement disorders. Formal clinical or laboratory-based training is available in neuropharmacology, molecular biology, neuropsychology, neuroepidemiology, neuropathology, animal models of neurodegenerative diseases, neurogenetics and clinical trials. Five full-time movement disorders faculty provide clinical mentorship. For more information please visit this website Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders Center.

Contact:

Marie-Hélène Saint Hilaire, M.D., FRCP(C)
Director, Movement Disorders Fellowship
Department of Neurology
Boston University School of Medicine
72 East Concord St., C-3
Boston, MA 02118-2394
(617) 638-8640
neuromsh@bu.edu

If you are interested in applying for the 2018 Movement Disorders fellowship position, please complete this Non Match Application and send it along with your Curriculum Vitae, personal statement, USMLE scores, ECFMG certificate (if applicable) and three (3) letters of recommendation to the program director.

4) Sleep Medicine Fellowship:

IMG_4883A one-year ACGME accredited fellowship in sleep medicine is offered by the Boston University Sleep Disorders Center beginning in July.

The Sleep Disorders Center provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment services for individuals with all types of sleep problems including but not limited to obstructive sleep apnea, snoring, restless legs syndrome, insomnia, narcolepsy, abnormal behaviors during sleep, disruption of sleep/wake cycle and circadian rhythm and parasomnias such as sleepwalking and night terrors. Along with providing our services, our Sleep Disorders Center is committed to educating the public that a good night’s sleep is a necessity, not a luxury. Patients are seen in several weekly Sleep Disorders Clinics.

Fellowship training includes clinical evaluation and management of adults and children with sleep disorders in inpatient and outpatient settings. The Program is under the direction of Sanford Auerbach, MD, with contributing faculty from neurology, psychiatry, pulmonary medicine, otolaryngology, and pediatrics.

Candidates should have completed a residency in the U.S. or Canada in an accredited neurology, psychiatry, internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics or otolaryngology training program and be board-eligible.

Applications for 2018 should be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). A link to the ERAS system can be found on the NRMP website: www.nrmp.org.

The following documentation is required to be submitted:

  • Completed ERAS Application Form
  • USMLE scores
  • ECFMG Certificate (only international medical graduates)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement

International applicants must have a J-1 Visa or a U.S. citizen Permanent Resident status.

Contact:

Sanford H. Auerbach, M.D
Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship
Department of Neurology
Boston University School of Medicine
72 East Concord Street, C-3
Boston, MA 02118-2394
(617) 638-7967
sauerbac@bu.edu

Click here to view photos from the 2017 BUMC Sleep Medicine Fellowship Alumni Reception.

5) Alzheimer’s Dementia Fellowship:

This 2-3 year fellowship will develop independent clinical research skills, and provide advanced clinical training in behavioral neuroscience and the management of dementing disorders. Funded in part by the NIH-supported BU Alzheimer’s Disease Center, the fellow can participate in NIH research projects on genetic epidemiology or risk assessment in AD, large-scale prevention trials of AD, or studies of dementia within the Framingham Heart Study. Courses at the School of Public Health will build skills in research design and biostatistics. An optional third year will provide time for the fellow to obtain a Masters in Epidemiology. For more information please visit their website at www.bu.edu/alzresearch/.

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