Stanford Neurohospitalist Fellowship

Stanford Neurohospitalist Fellowship Overview

The Stanford Department of Neurology & Neurological Sciences offers an established Neurohospitalist Fellowship program, one of only a handful in the nation. The goal of the one-year clinical Stanford Neurohospitalist Fellowship is to gain expertise in the diagnosis and management of a wide variety of common and rare acute neurological conditions. The emphasis is on inpatient ward and consultative neurology, with exposure to neurocritical care and vascular neurology. In addition to consolidation of clinical knowledge, Fellows receive mentorship on managing clinical teams and teaching learners of multiple levels. Fellows are also actively involved in quality improvement and patient safety projects. At the completion of the program, each Fellow will have developed the necessary clinical, research, and teaching skills to launch a successful academic career.

Candidates must be board-eligible and have a license to practice in the state of California by the start date of the fellowship.


Applications for the July 2023-June 2024 Neurohospitalist Fellowship position will be accepted from September 1, 2021-December 31, 2021. To apply, please send CV, personal statement, and three letters of reference to Dr. Gold. Interviews will be held in January-February 2022.

2021-2022 Fellow

Mohamed Taha, MD

Neurohospitalist Fellow
Neurology & Neurological Sciences

Dr. Taha received his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree from the University of Khartoum, Sudan. He then finished his master's degree in genomic medicine from the University of Manchester, UK. Dr. Taha is currently working on his second master's degree in stem cells and translation neurology at the University of Edinburgh. He completed neurology residency training at the University of Nebraska medical center and received a Certificate of Achievement of Outstanding In-service training Examination performance and Awarded for his research on epilepsy and intellectual disability.

Dr. Taha is delighted to join the Stanford Neurohospitalist program for his fellowship to widen his experience as a neurologist and to share his interest in studying information theory and the concept of uncertainty in medicine and neurology. Dr. Taha has a focus on exploring artificial intelligence applications in medicine and neurology. Dr. Taha has an interest in clinical teaching and he is eager to share his knowledge and skills with junior trainees and contribute to Stanford academic society.

2020-2021 Fellow

Shefali Dujari, MD

Post-fellowship position:
Clinical Assitant Professor
Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Stanford University

"I would highly recommend the Stanford Neurohospitalist Fellowship to anyone looking to specialize in the care of hospitalized patients with neurologic disorders. The breadth and volume of patients I have evaluated and treated, complemented by individualized teaching from the faculty, has well prepared me for independent practice. I have particularly enjoyed our consult service, which has allowed me to stay on the forefront of the management of neurologic manifestations/complications of systemic diseases and their novel therapies. The opportunity to participate in the active telestroke program is an added bonus, as telemedicine becomes an increasingly important avenue to deliver acute neurologic care. In addition to clinical practice, in this fellowship I have had the opportunity to hone my education and quality improvement skills through dedicated courses such as the Clinical Effectiveness Leadership Training course and personalized mentorship."

2019-2020 Fellow

Tarini Goyal, MD

Post-fellowship position: Assistant Professor of Neurology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

"I would recommend the Stanford Neurohospitalist Fellowship to any neurology trainee who wishes to become a well-rounded neurohospitalist, prepared for any academic position. The breadth of inpatient neurology, from “bread and butter” cases to patients with novel complications of cutting-edge cancer therapies, is represented on the wards and consult services. I trained with the freedom and mentorship to pursue multiple scholarly ideas that piqued my interest, and enjoyed learning from faculty who are experts in medical education and quality improvement. Starting my career, I feel confident that the knowledge, skills, and relationships I built at Stanford will serve as a strong foundation for years to come."

Carl Gold, MD, MS
Neurohospitalist Fellowship Program Director, Clinical Associate Professor

Shefali Dujari, MD
Neurohospitalist Fellowship Associate Program Director, Clinical Assistant Professor

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact: 

Carl Gold, MD, MS:

Shefali Dujari, MD: