The Stanford Autonomic disorder program offers a 1 year fellowship in clinical Autonomic Neurology or Autonomic-NeuroGastroenterology. Fellows will receive comprehensive training in autonomic neuroscience and clinical electrophysiology that include: the diagnosis and management of various autonomic disorders in adult populations, performance and interpretations of autonomic function tests, skin biopsy, identification of autonomic symptoms from other medical conditions, and clinical research. A fellow in Autonomic-NeuroGastroenterology will spend about half of clinical time at Stanford Neurogastroenterololgy and motility clinic. Our Fellowship program is committed to training fellows to help them become competent clinicians and researchers in autonomic neurology and/or neurogastroenterology as future leaders. For the upcoming academic year starting in 2023, we hire one fellow for autonomic neurology and one for autonomic-neurogastroenterology. This may change in the future.
How to Apply
The Stanford Comprehensive Autonomic Fellowship program accepts 2 clinical fellows per year. One position is for Autonomic Neurology and the other is for Autonomic-Neurogastroenterology.
For those interested in neurogastroenterology track, please visit here.
Applicants interested in autonomic neurology track should have completed neurology residency by the time of entry and to have a US license to practice medicine. To apply, please send
Application form (including short personal statement, 3 references)
We accept applications until the fellowship position is filled. However, early application is strongly recommended.
Currently accepting applications for both tracks starting in July 2023.
We may accept neurology residents for off-site rotations. Depending on policies of licenses and liability insurances, your rotation might be limited to observership. Please contact Ms. Michelle Kranzich.
We do not have official observership programs for visiting medical students. For clerkship, please visit Stanford visiting clerkship website.
Nicholas Larsen, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Neurology & Neurological Sciences
"I chose the Stanford Autonomic Neurology Fellowship for its strong clinical training, great clinical mentors and abundant research opportunities. Stanford is one of the few institutions with an autonomic program on the West Coast and in the United States. At Stanford I saw patients with a wide range of autonomic disorders. The learning environment was very congenial, the staff friendly and the autonomic faculty were great teachers and mentors. I had the opportunity to take part in cutting-edge research and had abundant support while securing my grant funding. Overall, the Autonomic Neurology Fellowship at Stanford prepared me very well for my future in academic medicine."
Wendy Zhou, DO
Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellow
"I chose to take a gap year after finishing my internal residency to do this unique fellowship of Autonomic and Neurogastroenterology at Stanford, because of how strongly the brain and gut axis are connected. Many patients with GI problems, specifically those with motility disorders, have a vast array of autonomic symptoms and dysfunction, which is often overlooked, but at the same time, very debilitating in their quality of life. This fellowship allowed me to gain such a strong fund of knowledge in autonomic diseases and how to apply it to our patients within the GI community. As a tertiary center, I was able to learn and see a diverse pathology of autonomic diseases. This was such a unique opportunity for me to learn about autonomic dysfunction and how I can utilize this in my practice in neurogastroenterology as I complete my GI fellowship."