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: Two fellowships. 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. Muscle biopsies derive from diverse populations, including the NYU Langone Medical Center muscular dystrophy center. We examine over 150 diverse pediatric and adult autopsy brains a year.

Research activities focus on clinical-pathological and basic science neurooncology, but also involve the Aging & Dementia Research Center. Substantial AIDS-related material is available. Associations with neurology, basic neuroscience, and neurosurgery, allow diverse clinical and basic research opportunities. New York City has an active neuropathology community, including regular bimonthly neuropathology meetings.

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. 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 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.

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:


Letters of recommendation addressed to:

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

Related links:
Clinical Fellows