The Department of Neurology offers a one-year Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO)–approved fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology. Under the direction of Janet C. Rucker, MD, fellows gain the knowledge and comprehensive experience needed to expertly diagnose and manage patients with neuro-ophthalmologic disorders.
As a fellow, you treat patients at NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital and Neuro-Ophthalmology Program under the direction of Dr. Rucker and Steven L. Galetta, MD; Laura J. Balcer, MD, MSCE; Floyd A. Warren, MD; Cinthi Pillai, MD; Doria M. Gold, MD; and Scott N. Grossman, MD. You also have the opportunity to see patients in the Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center, supervised by a multiple sclerosis attending physician. In addition, you can work closely with faculty in the Fresco Institute for Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders for exposure to expert diagnosis and treatment of typical and atypical movement disorders.
Research Opportunities for Fellows
Given the extensive research projects conducted by our physician–scientists in the Division of Neuro-Ophthalmology, fellows have the opportunity to conduct clinical research in a wide range of clinical vision disorders, including optic nerve, intracranial visual pathway, and eye movement disorders. We strongly encourage and mentor research involvement in all stages of research from project genesis to research recruitment and performance, presentation at national meetings, and manuscript writing.
Eligibility and Application
Eligible candidates must have completed a neurology or ophthalmology residency training program.
Prior to the 2024-2025 fellowship year, interested applicants should send their CV, a personal statement of less than one page, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Rucker:
Janet C. Rucker, MD
222 East 41st Street
New York, NY 10017
Applications are reviewed by the program director and the division faculty, and selected candidates are invited for an interview.
Starting in the 2024–2025 fellowship year, our program will participate in a formal fellowship match through SF Match. Applicants for 2024 can monitor the fellowships section of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society website for further information.