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Neuropsychiatry Fellowship Program

Curriculum

Clinical Rotations

Our one-year curriculum gives the fellows the opportunity to rotate on multiple services at Stanford Hospital and the Palo Alto VA Health Care System. Many of the current rotations (subject to change) include:

  • Neuropsychiatry Psychopharmacology Outpatient Clinic
  • Neuropsychiatry Consult Liaison
  • Neurobehavioral Clinic
  • Psychotherapy for Neuropsychiatric Disorders (Individual and Group Psychotherapy)
  • Interventional Psychiatry Clinic
    For interested fellows, they will have the opportunity to learn and practice different Interventional psychiatry methods in-depth including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) through 6-months rotations
  • Rotations in either Outpatient Neurology Clinics and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (for applicants with psychiatry background) or Psychiatry Clinics (for applicants with neurology background) depending on the applicant's background. The curriculum is flexible and can provide emphasis in areas of particular research interests.

Research

Fellows will be given the opportunity to participate in any number of new and ongoing clinical research studies. They are encouraged to develop their own pilot project and to present data at national meetings.

Didactics

Fellows participate in weekly neuropsychiatry didactics that includes didactic teaching, dedicated case conferences, journal clubs and boards review course. They also participate in weekly psychiatry gradrounds and neurology didactics and grandrounds. In addition, didactic teachings are offered as integral parts of the varied multidisciplinary patient care teams.

Faculty Members

Neuropsychiatry and Neurobehavioral Services

John Barry, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
and by Courtesy, of Neurology
Neuropsychiatry fellowship Director

Sepideh N. Bajestan, MD, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Associate Neuropsychiatry Fellowship Director

Kim Bullock, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director- Neurobehavioral Clinic

Juliana Lockman, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Neuropsychology

Penelope Zeifert, PhD
Neuropsychologist
Chief of the Neuropsychology Service

Lauren Drag, PhD, ABPP
Neuropsychologist

Stanford Comprehensive Epilepsy Program

Robert Fisher, MD, PhD
Maslah Saul MD Professor of Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Director of Stanford Comprehensive Epilepsy Program

Kevin Graber, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Director of Outpatient Epilepsy Clinic

Kimford J. Meador, MD
Professor of Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Director of the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

Josef Parvizi, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Director of Stanford Program for Intractable Epilepsy

Scheherazade Le, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Neurology & Neurological Sciences

The Stanford Center for Memory Disorders

Frank M. Longo, MD, PhD
George E. and Lucy Becker Professor in Medicine
Professor of Neurology & Neurological Sciences

Sharon Sha, MD, MS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Neurology & Neurological Sciences

Michael Greicius, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Stanford Center for Memory Disorders
Associate Professor of Neurology & Neurological Sciences

Victor W. Henderson, MD, MS
Professor of Health Research and Policy
Professor of Neurology & Neurological Sciences

Huntingnton’s Disease Clinic

Sharon Sha, MD, MS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Neurology & Neurological Sciences

The Stanford Movement Disorders Center

Veronica Santini, MD, MA

Kathleen Poston, MD, MS
Assistant Professor Of Neurology
and, By Courtesy, of Neurosurgery

Autonomic Disorders

Safwan Jaradeh, MD
Professor of Neurology
and, By Courtesy, of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Srikanth Muppidi, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Neurology & Neurological Sciences

Neuromuscular Disorders

Sarada Sakamuri, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Neurology & Neurological Sciences

Joanna Dearlove, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Neurology & Neurological Sciences

Safwan Jaradeh, MD
Professor of Neurology
and, By Courtesy, of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Srikanth Muppidi, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Neurology & Neurological Sciences

Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology

Les Dorfman, MD
Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Emeritus

May Han, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Headache Clinic

Robert Cowan, MD, FAAN
Clinical Professor
Neurology & Neurological Sciences
and, By Courtesy of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

Nada Hindiyeh, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Neurology & Neurological Sciences

Stroke/Neurocritical Care

Kara Flavin, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Orthopaedic Surgery
Neurology & Neurological Sciences

Maarten Lansberg, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology

Neil Schwartz, MD, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor
Neurology & Neurological Sciences
NeurosurgeryProgram Director for the Stanford Neurology Residency Program

Neuroradiology

Christine Kim, MD
Clinical Instructor
Radiology

Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury

Jamshid Ghajar, MD, PhD, FACS
Clinical Professor
Neurosurgery

Viet Nguyen, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Neurology & Neurological Sciences

Team Pictures

Neuropsychiatry team presenting at APA 's 2019 annual meeting in San Francisco.

Neuropsychiatry fellow ( in 2018-2019) Dr. Luciana Giambarberi and Dr. Bajestan making an educational video about the neuroscience of Functional Neurological Disorders with the help of Medicine EdTech team at Stanford University.

Stanford Neuropsychiatry family’s reunion during American Neuropsychiatric Association’s 2019 annual meeting in Chicago:

  • Faculty (Sepideh Bajestan and Juliana Lockman)
  • Graduates (Ariela Karasov, Jesse Adams, Nazlie Faridi, Sarah Tymchuk)
  • Current fellows in 2019 (Aryan Fotros, Luciana Giambarberi)
  • Upcoming fellows (Ian Kratter, Michel Medina)

Stipends and Benefits

Stipends 2019-2020

Year

Annual

Per Month

I

$68,385.41

$5,698.67

II

$71,856.10

$5,987.89

III

$77, 319.22

$6,443.14

IV

$81,689.71

$6,807.35

V

$86,810.05

$7,234.03

VI

$90,666.37

$7,555.39

VII

$95,743.86

$7,978.50

VIII

$100,114.35

$8,342.70

 

For more information, please visit the GME Office site.

Benefits

  • Moving allowance (new hires only) $3,000
  • Annual educational allowance $2,000
  • Cell phone allowance $1,000 *
  • Food allowance $10 per day (shifts of 12 hours or longer)
  • Housing stipend $7,200 per year (paid as $600 monthly
  • Cost of initial CA MD license and renewals*
  • Cost of initial DEA and renewals*
  • Cost of USMLE III* s
  • Medical, dental, vision, and long term disability insurance provided.
  • 1% annual bonus based on completion of a Quality Improvent Project 

* Please see House Staff Policies and Procedures for full details.
Subject to appropriate taxes