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Neurocritical Care Fellowship

The Division of Neurocritical Care at NYU Langone offers a two-year fellowship approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). We will be enrolling our inaugural class of fellows in July 2025.

Fellows care for a medically and demographically diverse population of patients across three clinical campuses in New York City. Through a variety of rotations, simulations, conferences, and didactics, fellows gain clinical expertise, develop procedural competence, and become confident in leading a team and managing critically ill neurological and neurosurgical patients.

Fellows also learn skills in neurophysiology, point-of-care ultrasonography, transcranial ultrasound, and neuroradiology, and are mentored by neurointensivists who are clinical, administrative, education, research, quality improvement, editorial, and ethics leaders, both within our institution and in international organizations including the American Academy of Neurology and the Neurocritical Care Society. Program faculty are extensively involved in medical education and are dedicated to the professional growth and development of fellows.

Neurocritical Care Rotation Sites

Fellows rotate through three hospitals affiliated with NYU Langone and work with an interdisciplinary team in conjunction with neurointensivists, neurosurgeons, residents, and advance practice providers.


Renowned for its rich history in clinical education, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue is the oldest hospital in America and the flagship hospital for the NYC Health + Hospitals System. Bellevue is an 844-bed hospital with Level 1 Trauma and Comprehensive Stroke Center designations and provides care to a diverse and underserved population in New York City. Here, fellows care for critically ill neurological and neurosurgical patients in the 10-bed Neurocritical Care Unit. Bellevue is also home to a state-of-the-art simulation center used by the NYU Langone community.

Kimmel Pavilion and Tisch Hospital

Kimmel Pavilion and Tisch Hospital are both located at NYU Langone’s main campus. Our academic teaching hospital complex has Comprehensive Stroke Center designation and receives a high volume of both neurovascular and neurosurgical patients. The neurosurgery division routinely performs complex cranial and spinal procedures using innovative technology and techniques. Kimmel Pavilion, a state-of-the art, digitally integrated facility, is home to the Neurocritical Care Unit, which contains 34 intensive care unit (ICU)–capable beds.

NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn

Located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn serves a socioeconomically, culturally, and religiously diverse population. Most of the hospital staff is multilingual in Chinese, Spanish, Russian, Creole, or Arabic. NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn is a 434-bed hospital with Level 1 Trauma and Comprehensive Stroke Center designations, and receives transfers from multiple hospitals in Brooklyn, Staten Island, and New Jersey. The Neurocritical Care Unit is located in a 14-bed combined surgical and neuro ICU.

Neurocritical Care Curriculum

Through clinical rotations, calls, and conferences, fellows gain comprehensive expertise in neurocritical care.

Clinical Rotations

During their Neurointensive Care Unit (neuro ICU) rotation at each site, fellows oversee a team of advanced practice providers and a neurology or neurosurgery resident to care for a mixture of primary neurology, vascular, and neurosurgical patients. Additionally, fellows perform initial evaluation and follow-ups on consults to the neurocritical care service from other ICUs.


On their Neuro ICU rotation at Bellevue, fellows take home-call under indirect supervision by a staff neurointensivist, where they will triage and discuss all new admissions, consults, and overnight issues evaluated by the on-call neurology resident.


The following conferences offer neurocritical care fellows with opportunities to accrue knowledge about recent advances, present their work, and network with leaders in the field:

  • Neurocritical Care Fellow Lecture Series
  • NCC Fellow Journal Club
  • Neurocritical Case Conference
  • Neurocritical Care Grand Rounds
  • Brooklyn Stroke Conference
  • Neurology Grand Rounds
  • Neurology Grand Rounds
  • Neurosurgery Grand Rounds
  • Vascular Neurology Journal Club
  • Neurology Morbidity and Mortality
  • Neurosurgery Morbidity and Mortality
  • Interventional Neuroradiology Morbidity and Mortality
  • Vascular Neurosurgery
  • Multidisciplinary Vascular Neurology Case Conference
  • Anesthesia Critical Care Didactic Conference

On electives, fellows are strongly encouraged to attend conferences related to their elective disciplines.

Neurocritical Care Research and Scholarly Activities

Fellows participate in the following scholarly activities:

  • review and appraise new and landmark research articles to present at Neurocritical Care Journal Club
  • attend national society meetings as appropriate
  • educate advanced practice providers, residents, and medical students through bedside and formal lectures on neurocritical care topics

Fellows participate in an education, quality improvement, or clinical research project under the mentorship of neurocritical care faculty, with the goal of presenting at an institutional or medical society meeting and/or publication in a peer-reviewed journal. There are dedicated research electives for fellows to develop their projects and in doing so, learn the process of hypothesis generation, study design, Institutional Review Board application, data collection and interpretation, and incorporation of findings into practice.

Neurocritical Care Faculty

Ting Zhou, MD
Program Director

Benjamin Brush, MD
Associate Program Director, NYU Langone’s Manhattan clinical sites

Laura Scholtz, MD
Associate Program Director, Bellevue

Stephen Russell, MD

Aaron S. Lord, MD

Jennifer A. Frontera, MD

David Ethan Kahn, DO

Ariane Lewis, MD

Kara R. Melmed, MD

Leah Dickstein, MD

Clotilde Balucani, MD, PhD

How to Apply

Eligible applicants must have completed their clinical education in an ACGME-accredited residency program, an American Osteopathic Association–approved residency program, a program with ACGME International (ACGME-I) Advanced Specialty Accreditation, or a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)–accredited or College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)–accredited residency program located in Canada.

Although not required at the time of application, an active New York State medical license is mandatory before starting the fellowship.


NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Neurocritical Care Fellowship will be in the San Francisco Match in 2024. Required documentation includes the following:

  • personal statement
  • 3 letters of recommendations (one from program director)
  • curriculum vitae
  • medical school transcripts
  • U.S. Medical Licensing Examination Step 1, 2, and 3 scores, or COMLEX Level 1, 2-CE, and 3 scores
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate for international graduates (if applicable) 

International Medical Graduates

NYU Grossman School of Medicine does not offer H-1B visa sponsorship for house staff or fellows. J-1 visa sponsorship is available through the ECFMG.

Contact Us

For more information about the Neurocritical Care Fellowship, please contact Dr. Zhou, fellowship director, at, or Kimberly Kaloroumakis, fellowship coordinator, at