Stanford Neuro-Immuno-Oncology Program Fellowship

Michelle Monje, MD, PhD
Founding Director

Brian J. Scott, MD

Jasia Mahdi, MD
Associate Fellowship Director

Fellowship Overview

The Stanford Department of Neurology & Neurological Sciences in collaboration with the Stanford Center for Cancer Cell Therapy offers a highly specialized Neuro-Immuno-Oncology (NIO) fellowship program. Neuro-immuno-oncology is an emerging subspecialty representing a promising therapeutic avenue for treating patients with cancers of the central nervous system (CNS). The goal of the one-year clinical NIO fellowship is to gain expertise in using immunotherapy to treat patients with brain and spinal cord tumors and to better understand and manage the neurological complications of immunotherapies. Fellows round on admitted patients receiving CAR-T therapy for CNS tumors and participate in outpatient clinic visits as well, learning the neuro-critical care and neuro-immuno-oncology skillsets that are needed to manage robust immunotherapy-induced inflammation in delicate CNS structures. At the completion of the program, each fellow will have developed the necessary clinical, research, scholarly, and teaching skills to launch a successful career and become a future leader in the field of neuro-immuno-oncology.

Eligibility for Fellowship

Candidates must be board-certified or board-eligible in child or adult neurology and have completed an adult or pediatric neurology residency. Completion of a neuro-oncology fellowship is ideal but not required. We will also consider applicants who have completed training in other specialties on a case-by-case basis. Candidates must also have a license to practice in the state of California as well as a DEA license by the start date of the fellowship. Training must have occurred in a Canadian or US institution.


Applications for the July 2024 to June 2025 Neuro-Immuno-Oncology Fellowship position will be accepted from September 1, 2023 to April 1, 2024. To apply, please send your CV and personal statement to Barbara Beebe, Program Manager. Interviews will be held from January through April 2024.

Neuro-Immuno-Oncology Fellowship Program interests, please contact:

Barbara Beebe
Program Manager