The Stanford Neuro-Oncology Program Fellowship
Neuro-Oncology is a growing subspecialty that is in constant evolution as novel diagnostic strategies, therapeutics, and prognostic factors are being discovered. Basic science and clinical trials play a pivotal role in this subspecialty to improve outcomes for neuro-oncological disorders. There continues to be a great need for physicians who have an interest in research as well as clinical practice. Our fellowship program offers one- to two-year training periods for candidates who have completed an adult or pediatric neurology residency and have attained the qualifications necessary to sit for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology examination. We will also consider applicants who have completed training in medical oncology, pediatric oncology, neurosurgery, or radiation oncology on a case by case basis. The first year of our fellowship focuses primarily on the clinical training. Fellows are also encouraged to pursue their research interests concurrent with their clinical training or to complete a second year of training to focus specifically on research. Our goal is to train future leaders in the field of academic neuro-oncology.
We are a UCNS (United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties) accredited program in Neuro-Oncology and it is our expectation that graduates of the program will take the certification examination at the completion of the program.
The Adult Neuro Oncology Fellowship program has reached capacity and is no longer accepting applications for the fellowship class that will begin on July 1, 2019. For applicants interested in applying for our adult neuro oncology fellowship program to begin on July 1, 2020, please find the relevant dates and information regarding the SF match process below. Applicants will need to submit a cover letter outlining their career goals and interests, three letters of recommendation, CV, and a completed application form. These may be submitted electronically via email to the adult fellowship program director.
The Pediatric Neuro Oncology Fellowship program will continue to review applications for the July 2019 and July 2020 entering classes on a rolling basis outside of the SF match process. Applicants may submit a cover letter outlining their career goals and interests, three letters of recommendation, CV, and a completed application form. These may be submitted electronically via email to the pediatric fellowship program director.
For more information regarding the match process, please visit https://www.sfmatch.org/Specialty.aspx and select the “Neuro-Oncology” tab.
SF Match timeline for Adult Neuro Oncology Fellowship Program applicants:
Thursday, November 1, 2018 - applications open in SF Match
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - applications close in SF Match
Thursday, March 1, 2019 - interview period begins
Friday, May 31, 2019 – interview period ends
Friday, June 7, 2019 - rankings due at 12:00 noon PST from candidates & programs
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - results posted
Friday, June 21, 2019 - vacancies posted
Tresa McGranahan, MD, PhD
Dr. McGranahan is currently faculty at University of Washington Seattle, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Zachary Corbin, MD
Dr. Corbin began his career in biological research in college and cultivated an interest in clincal research during medical school. He was awarded a research fellowship with the Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation and studied acute ischemic stroke at Massachusetts General Hospital. He earned a Doctor of Medicine and Masters of Health Sciences at Yale, and then completed Neurology residency at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Corbin graduated from the Stanford Neuro Oncology fellowship program in 2016 and is now a faculty member at Yale School of Medicine in the Division of Neuro Oncology. At Yale, he will continue brain tumor imaging research and lead a clinical practice at the Yale Brain Tumor Center.
Sherif Makar, MD
Dr. Makar received his medical degree from the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, FL. He completed his residency training in Neurology at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Jacksonville, FL. He graduated from the Neuro-Oncology fellowship program at Stanford University where he worked on to provide exceptional care for his patients through research and clinical expertise. He is now Neuro Oncology Faculty at Florida Hospital.
Piia Thomas, MD
Dr. Piia Thomas completed both her Neurology residency training and adult Neuro Oncology fellowship training at Stanford University. She now has a Neuro Oncology practice at Kaiser Permanente in Redwood City, California.
Neuro Oncology Fellowship Fund
Any gifts made to this fund will be used toward to the scholastic endeavors of Neuro Oncology Fellows who are in the last stage of their medical training as physicians specializing in the treatment of patients with brain tumors. Our Neuro Oncology fellows are chosen from among the best applicants in the country to further their academic career with clinical training, trial research, and scientific investigations. This fund will allow us to continue to attract the most talented post-graduate trainees. The fund will also help to further their learning by subsidizing their expenses to present their research findings at national scientific meetings, sit for subspecialty board examinations, and have the necessary educational materials to aide their academic training. As you know, Neuro Oncology is a field in constant evolution with novel diagnostic strategies, therapeutics, and prognostic factors being discovered each year. Our goal is to train future leaders in the field of academic Neuro Oncology.
Address for mailing gifts
Elizabeth Foster DeLong Neuro-Oncology Fund under Dr. Reena Thomas, Dept of Neurology
PO Box 20466
Stanford, CA 94309
Lawrence Recht, MD
Professor of Neurology
Division Chief of Adult Neuro-Oncology
Reena Thomas, MD, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director, Adult Neuro-Oncology Fellowship
Phone (650) 725-8630
Paul G. Fisher, MD
Professor of Neurology, Chief in the Division of Child Neurology
Program Director of Neuro-Oncology
Phone (650) 721-5889
Sonia Partap, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatric Neurology
Director, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Fellowship
Phone (650) 736-0885