Neuropathology Fellowship

Accepting applications for academic year 2021-2022. Apply

Director: Thomas Wisniewski, M.D., Professor of Neurology, Pathology and Psychiatry / Understanding conformational disorders such as AD and prion related disease

Description: Our program has two fellowship positions. Our two-year ACGME accredited program provides training in all aspects of neuropathology, including extensive exposure to surgical neuropathology at one of the nation’s largest adult and pediatric neurosurgical centers. The laboratory accessions over 1600 neurosurgical specimens a year, including over 550 tumors, ranging from stereotaxic biopsies to gross resections and including many infectious and epileptic cases. We examine over 150 diverse pediatric and adult autopsy brains a year.

Our team of neuropathology experts are devoted to the diagnosis of all diseases of the nervous systems. We are committed to treating every surgical specimen we receive with the utmost care and attention. We have expertise in all areas of neuropathology including inflammatory and infectious processes, tumors, and neurodegenerative disease. Our team of neuropathologists include faculty with additional training in molecular genetic pathology. We believe in adding to traditional diagnostic techniques cutting-edge genomic methods and applying novel genomic and molecular technologies to allow for an accurate understanding of a patient's disease, better tailor therapies and help maximizing therapeutic efficacy for our patients. Our goal is to provide accurate and comprehensive pathology reports and the most clinically meaningful information to patients and their treating physicians leading to the most effective treatment strategy. We are also dedicated to training the next generation of neuropathologists through our neuropathology fellowship program. Our division is committed to advancing knowledge in diseases of the nervous system through basic and translational research. Neuropathology faculty have active funded research programs covering both tumor pathology and neurodegenerative diseases, providing our neuropathology fellows access to state-of-the-art research.

Requirements: Preference is given to candidates who have completed at least 2 years of Anatomic Pathology residency, or to those with completed Neurology or Neurosurgery training. Candidates requiring additional AP training must also apply to the general pathology program of the Department through ERAS. MUST hold a NY State License/Limited Permit prior to the start date. Please inquire with the Program Manager.

Visas: NYU only offers J-1 visas through the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) to candidates in need of visa sponsorship.

Stipends: Commensurate with candidate’s level of training.

Applications

Applications for positions beginning July 1 should be received by December 1 two years prior to start date.

All application materials should be emailed and sent according to the instructions below.

To: pathologyeducation@nyulangone.org
Email Subject: Lastname, First initial - Neuropathology Fellowship

A complete application includes the following documents as PDF files:

  1. CAP Standardized Applications (Download PDF)
  2. Personal Statement
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Copy of Medical School Transcript
  5. Copy of USMLE Step 1-3 score reports or COMLEX reports for D.O. candidates
  6. ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)
  7. Three letters of recommendation dated within the past six months (Letters must come directly from the author or Program Coordinator)

Application files must be titled in the following way:

PDF FILE NAMES:
ClnFelNeu-lastname-firstInitial-capApplication.pdf
ClnFelNeu-lastname-firstInitial-personalStatement.pdf
ClnFelNeu-lastname-firstInitial-curriculumVitae.pdf
ClnFelNeu-lastname-firstInitial-medSchoolTranscript.pdf
ClnFelNeu-lastname-firstInitial-USMLE-Step1-3.pdf
ClnFelNeu-lastname-firstInitial-COMLEXReports.pdf
ClnFelNeu-lastname-firstInitial-letterRec1.pdf
ClnFelNeu-lastname-firstInitial-letterRec2.pdf
ClnFelNeu-lastname-firstInitial-letterRec3.pdf

Letters of recommendation addressed to:

Thomas Wisniewski, MD
Professor of Neurology, Neuropathology Fellowship
NYU Langone Medical Center

Related links:
Clinical Fellows