Stanford Behavioral Neurology Clinical Fellowship

Overview

Stanford Memory Disorders Center offers a 1 year United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) approved Fellowship in Behavioral Neurology. There is a companion fellowship in Neuropsychiatry. For details, click here. Fellows will receive comprehensive training in diverse aspects of cognitive impairment and degenerative diseases including: diagnosing neurobehavioral and neuropsychiatric syndromes, learning and understanding the structural and functional anatomy associated with relevant diseases, apply and implement appropriate neurobehavioral and neuropsychiatric assessments, and offering appropriate treatments. Common conditions seen are mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, Lewy body disease, progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal syndrome, primary progressive aphasia, and others. Fellows will also learn about current biomarkers for diagnosis and research.

Training is multidisciplinary with didactics or rotations from movement disorders, neuropathology, neuropsychiatry, neuropsychology, and basic scientists. Involvement in current ongoing research in functional neuroimaging, proteomics, neuro-inflammation, epidemiology, movement disorders, aging, or clinical trials are possible and encouraged.

*Example schedule and may vary depending on research/clinical interests of the fellow


Didactics

Fellows participate in journal clubs, case conferences, clinic-pathological case presentations, and provide research assessments.

Weekly:

  •   • Journal club
  •   • Case review
  •   • Neuropsychiatry
  •   • Grand Rounds
  •   • Resident Lectures
  •   • Brain Cutting

Monthly:

  •   • Behavioral neurology

Quarterly:

  •   • CPC
  •   • Aging symposium

Applications

Applicants should send applications with a CV, cover letter explaining your interest in the program and career goals, and 3 letters of recommendation to email listed below. Applicants should have completed a residency in neurology, be board-eligible, and have a California state medical license by the start of the fellowship.

Contacts

Sharon J. Sha, MD, MS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director, Behavioral Neurology Fellowship
ssha1@stanford.edu
650-725-6563

Amy A. Singh
Fellowship Coordinator
Stanford University Medical Center
Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences
300 Pasteur Drive, Room H3144
Stanford, CA 94305-5235
Office: 650.736.4310
Fax: 650.723.7434
amysingh@stanford.edu

Michael Greicius, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Division Chief, Stanford Center for Memory Disorders
Assistant Director, Behavioral Neurology Fellowship