Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Fellowships

Fellowship Overview

Clinical Neuroimmunology is a robustly expanding subspecialty of Neurology. Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromyelitis Optica, and related diseases are increasingly recognized worldwide. Treatment options for MS have greatly expanded, engendering complexity in immunotherapeutical management. Patients with these disorders increasingly seek out disease-specific specialty care. Research and investigation is vibrant within the specialty, spanning the spectrum from bench to bedside. There is active need for MS/Clinical Neuroimmunology specialists, and there is significant opportunity for neurologists with fellowship training in this subspecialty. We are committed to training tomorrow’s leaders in this vital and consequential field.

Applications

If you are interested in applying to our fully-funded Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis Fellowship, we request a cover letter outlining your career goals and interest in pursuing a fellowship with us, a minimum of three letters of recommendation, a copy of your CV, and a completed application form. General information may be found in our application letter.  We are welcoming applications from Sept 1, 2017 to January 15, 2018 for the 2019/2020 academic year.  Candidates selected for interviews will meet with our multidisciplinary team, tour our facilities and be given the opportunity to present a neuroimmunology case/topic of their choice to our group.  The successful applicant will be informed by March 1, 2018.  

Education

The Neuroimmunology Division holds a weekly meeting on Challenging Cases in Clinical Neuroimmunology and specialty-specific didactics. The conference is interdisciplinary to maximize collaborative and educational potential.

Our Graduates

A training program is arguably best assessed by its trainees. We are deeply proud of ours. With uncanny efficiency our trainees have moved into positions of leadership at nationally eminent institutions, and are making a vital and lasting impact on our subspecialty. Our trainees are bringing vision and novelty to the uncharted territories of applied, clinical and translational research, and are among the most highly ranked of physicians in clinicianship and bedside manner. This is the list. This is our pedigree.

Trainee

Stanford Resident (R) or Fellow (F)

Present position

Luka Vlahovic, MD

F, 2016-2017

Stanford Fellow in Clinical Neuroimmunology

Chris Hemond, MD

R, 2013-2016

Neuroimmunology Clinical Research Fellow, Partners HealthCare and Harvard University: Cambridge, MA

Lucas Kipp, MD

F, 2015-2016

Assistant Professor Clinical Neurology, Stanford Neuroimmunology Clinic and MS Center; Stanford University; Palo Alto, CA

Esther Melamed, MD, PhD

R, 2011-2014;

F, 2014-2015

Assistant Professor of Neurology, University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School: Austin, TX

Lucas McCarthy, MD, MSc

R, 2010-2013

Neuroscience Institute and MS Center, Virginia Mason Hospital & Medical Center: Seattle, WA

Le Hua, MD

R, 2009-2012

MS Clinic Director, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health: Las Vega, NV

Alexandra Goodyear, MD, MS

R, 2008-2011;

F, 2011-2013

Clinical Research Medical Director, Novartis Pharmaceuticals: Los Angeles, CA

Keith Van Haren, MD

R, 2006-2010;

F, 2010-2011

Assistant Professor of Neurology and Member, Child Health Research Institute, Stanford University: Palo Alto, CA

Fellowship Contact Information

Lucas B. Kipp, MD, FRCPC
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director, MS/Clinical Neuroimmunology Fellowship Program

For additional information, please contact:

Amy A. Singh
Administrative Associate
Stanford Neuroscience Health Center
213 Quarry Road, MC 4841
Palo Alto, CA 93404
Office: 650.736.4310
Fax:  650-498-6045
Email: amysingh@stanford.edu