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Clinical Research Fellowships

Behavioral Neurology
The Behavioral Neurology Training Program (BNTP) is a two-year program designed to prepare neurologists to pursue a research career in behavioral neurology. Fellow supervision and evaluation is provided by the Program Director (Bruce Miller, MD) and Co-Director (Howard Rosen, MD), in addition to a research advisor chosen by the trainee. Read more.

Clinical Neurophysiology/Neuromuscular Disease (ALS)
This one- or two-year position is aimed at providing a broad education in the clinical, electrodiagnostic, and pathophysiological aspects of neuromuscular diseases. Fellows train at the Benioff Children's Hospital in San Francisco under the supervision of Catherine Lomen-Hoerth, M.D., Ph.D. Read more.

Epilepsy Clinical Fellowship
UCSF Epilepsy Center is recruiting a 2nd year non-ACGME clinical fellow to start July 2016. This one-year fellowship opportunity is fully funded and will focus on epilepsy surgery and management of complex, tertiary-level epilepsy cases. Prior experience in an ACGME clinical neurophysiology or epilepsy program is preferred. Application requirements include curriculum vitae, 3 letters of recommendation and brief personal statement. Please send application materials and questions directly to Dr. Tina Shih, Fellowship Director, at Tina.Shih@ucsf.edu or 415-353-9173 (confidential voice mail).

Headache Center Fellowship
The UCSF Headache Center has a comprehensive program of inpatient and outpatient headache management. The fellowship will encompass clinical management of adult and pediatric patients with variety of headache disorders. The fellow will have an opportunity to participate in clinical research projects and clinical trials. All aspects of Headache Management will be taught including pharmacological, behavioral and injection techniques. Read more.

Neurohospitalist Fellowship
The fellowship provides the opportunity for additional specialized training in general inpatient neurology, including exposure to neurocritical care and cerebrovascular diseases, with the goal of helping trainees launch an academic career and become leaders in the field of neurohospitalist medicine. Read more.

CNS HIV Translational Research Training Program
This is a 3-year post-residency fellowship program to prepare physician-scientists in HIV translational research who are highly motivated to gain expertise and expand our understanding of HIV-1 and opportunistic infections of the central nervous system (CNS). Read more.

Movement Disorders Fellowship Program
This is a 2-year program that will provide exposure to a wide variety of movement disorders and their medical and surgical treatment. Clinical training takes place at two sites (UCSF and the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center). Read more.

Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Research
We are seeking motivated candidates for clinical fellowships in multiple sclerosis. Applicants should submit a CV and a description of their research interests to the Director of the Fellowship program, Dr. Emmanuelle Waubant. Applicants may include at least two letters of support and three professional references who may be contacted by us. We typically provide interviews from December through April each year. Suitable candidates will be invited to interview with relevant faculty mentors and will have an opportunity to learn more about the clinical and research environment at UCSF. Read more.

Neurorehabilitation Program
This clinical fellow will be involved with providing services for injured veterans at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center where there are ongoing research projects in novel approaches to cognitive rehabilitation and neuroimaging of combat-related brain injuries. Read more.

Neurocritical Care and Vascular Neurology (Stroke) Fellowships
We offer two fellowships relevant to neurocritical care and stroke. These opportunities are offered to board-eligible neurologists who seek further training in either neurocritical care or vascular neurology. To qualify, the candidate must possess or qualify for a California State Medical License on the start date of the fellowship (July 1). Because of this requirement, applicants who have attended a non-U.S. medical school must have completed at least one year in an ACGME-approved residency training program in the United States.
Read about these fellowships.

Spine and Nerve Diseases Fellowship
For information about this fellowship, please contact Carol Piunti, Education Division Manager, 415-476-1489.