Clinical Fellowship

The Center has an Autonomic Disorders Fellowship Program, which follows the curriculum set by the United Council for Neurological Subspecialties (UCNS). Download the full curriculum here

Under the direction of Horacio Kaufmann, MD, fellows will train in autonomic disorders. Year one will focus on clinical care and fellows will learn to diagnose and manage patients in the autonomic service. Fellows will be trained to perform and interpret tests of autonomic function in the clinic. The fellowship may be extended for a second year. 

Our program is designed to provide young physicians with basic and advanced knowledge on the anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology of the autonomic nervous system. Fellows will learn the management of acute and chronic autonomic conditions in the out-patient clinic and in-patient autonomic service at NYU Langone Medical Center. Fellows will be given time to participate in research projects at the Center, with the goal of publishing original work. Fellows will also participate in the Neuro-Ophthamology clinic.

Upon successful completion of the Autonomic Fellowship Program at the Center, fellows may be eligible to sit for the UCNS examination to become Board Certified in Autonomic Disorders. Learn more about certification in autonomic disorders as a subspecialty from the UCNS.

Fellows must hold a valid license to practice medicine in the State of New York.

Interested applicants should send a CV, letter of intent, and 2 references to:

Autonomic Disorders Fellowship Coordinator
Dysautonomia Center
530 First Avenue, Suite 9Q
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-263-7225
Fax: 646-754-9647

NYU Langone School of Medicine, Department of Neurology: Autonomic Disorders Fellowship

The Fellowship is directed by Dr. Horacio Kaufmann. He is Board Certified in Neurology and UCNS Board Certified in Autonomic Disorders. Dr. Kaufmann has been studying autonomic disorders for 30 years and was formerly the Director of the Autonomic Disorders Fellowship at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has mentored over 25 fellows, many of whom went on to create their own autonomic programs or establish their own research centers. Other faculty members in the Autonomic Disorders Program at NYU Langone include neurologists, pediatricians, and autonomic research scientists. 

Fellows will participate in both in-patient and out-patient activities at the Center, including autonomic testing and consult service. In addition to providing patient care, fellows will be involved in teaching medical students, neurology residents, and observers at the Laboratory. The fellow will be expected to expand current research in disorders of orthostatic intolerance and orthostatic hypotension as part of the Autonomic Consortium Grant and will be expected to present his/her work at conferences and publish in the literature. Fellows will participate in educational activities within the Department of Neurology.

Fellows will encounter patients with Parkinson disease, multiple system atrophy, familial dysautonomia, pure autonomic failure, diabetes, auto-immune autonomic conditions, heart failure, and syncope while training at the Center.