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Neurology Fellowships Autonomic Disorders Fellowship

Autonomic Disorders Fellowship

Training the brightest minds to work in the field of autonomic disorders is a key mission of NYU Langone’s Division of Autonomic Disorders. We offer a fellowship program accredited by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS). Our program is designed to provide new physicians with both basic and advanced knowledge of the anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology of the autonomic nervous system. Ours is the only program in the United States that offers training in adult and pediatric autonomic disorders.

Fellows train at NYU Langone’s Dysautonomia Center under the direction of Horacio Kaufmann, MD. Our fellowship provides intensive experience in the diagnosis, evaluation, and management of genetic and nongenetic disorders of the autonomic nervous system. In our program, you encounter patients with Parkinson’s disease, multiple system atrophy, familial dysautonomia, pure autonomic failure, autonomic disorders caused by type 1 and type 2 diabetes, autoimmune autonomic conditions, heart failure, and syncope. Through hands-on patient care, you learn how to isolate a lesion in the autonomic nervous system and how to manage these conditions.

The program also includes training in the performance and interpretation of neurophysiological tests of autonomic nerve function in children and adults.

As a fellow, you actively collaborate on current research on disorders of orthostatic intolerance and orthostatic hypotension as part of the Dysautonomia Center’s Autonomic Disorders Consortium grant, and are expected to publish your work and present it at conferences.

In addition to providing patient care and conducting research, you are involved in teaching medical students, neurology residents, and observers at the Dysautonomia Center. You also participate in educational activities within the Department of Neurology.

Upon successful completion of the program, you are eligible to sit for the UCNS examination to become board certified in autonomic disorders.

Up to two fellowship positions are available each year. The fellowship may be extended from one to two years. Candidates who successfully complete the first year of training may extend their fellowship to focus on autonomic research.

Clinical Autonomic Research Journal

Dr. Kaufmann is editor-in-chief of the journal Clinical Autonomic Research. Published by Springer Nature, this is the official journal of the American Autonomic Society and the European Federation of Autonomic Societies. The bimonthly journal is dedicated to providing rapid communications on developments in the field. Clinical and research fellows have the opportunity to review submissions to Clinical Autonomic Research and establish themselves as peer reviewers.

Eligibility and Application

Eligible candidates must have completed neurology residency training and hold a valid New York State license or limited permit (if not eligible for a New York State medical license) to practice medicine in the state of New York. Interested applicants should send their CV, a brief statement describing their interest in our program, and two letters of reference to:

Lee-Ann Lugg
NYU Langone Dysautonomia Center
530 First Avenue
Suite 9Q
New York, NY 10016

For more information on our fellowship program, please contact Lee-Ann Lugg, fellowship coordinator, at, or call 212-263-7225.