Neuropathology Fellowships 

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Neuropathology Fellowship Programs in the USA

Application deadlines vary by institution. Check each institution's website for specific requirements and application deadlines. 
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Last Update: November 2, 2022
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Brown University RI

Brown University

2022, 2025
University of Pennsylvania Health System PA

University of Pennsylvania Health System

2022
Vanderbilt University Medical Center TN

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

2022, 2023
Yale-New Haven Medical Center  CT

Yale-New Haven Medical Center

2022, 2023
Duke University Hospital NC

Duke University Hospital

2023, 2024
Emory University School of Medicine GA Emory University School of Medicine 2023
Medical University of South Carolina SC Medical University of South Carolina 2023
Methodist Hospital (Houston) TX Methodist Hospital (Houston) 2023
University of California (San Diego) Medical Center CA University of California (San Diego) Medical Center 2023, 2024, 2025
University of Iowa IA University of Iowa 2023
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center TX University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center 2023
University of Washington WA University of Washington 2023, 2025
University of Virginia Medical Center VA University of Virginia Medical Center 2023, 2024
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School MA Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School 2024
Brigham and Women's Hospital Program MA Brigham and Women's Hospital Program 2024
Massachusetts General Hospital MA Massachusetts General Hospital 2024
New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus) NY New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus) 2024
Oregon Health & Science University OR Oregon Health & Science University 2024
University of California (Irvine) Program CA University of California (Irvine) Program 2024 
University of Florida FL University of Florida 2024
University of Minnesota MN University of Minnesota  2024
University of Utah Health  UT University of Utah Health 2024, 2025
Washington University/B-JH/SLCH Consortium MO Washington University/B-JH/SLCH Consortium 2024
Cleveland Clinic OH Cleveland Clinic 2025
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Rochester) MN Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Rochester) 2025
Stanford University CA Stanford University 2025
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University  IL McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University 2025
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai  2025
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine CA UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine  2025
University of California (San Francisco) CA University of California (San Francisco) 2025
University of Michigan Health System MI University of Michigan Health System 2025
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System VA Virginia Commonwealth University Health System 2025, 2026
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center PA University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 2026
NYU Grossman School of Medicine NY NYU Grossman School of Medicine 2027
Indiana University School of Medicine IN Indiana University School of Medicine N/A
Johns Hopkins University Program MD John Hopkins University Program N/A 
University of Alabama Medical Center AL University of Alabama Medical Center N/A
University of Kentucky College of Medicine KY University of Kentucky College of Medicine N/A
University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center CA University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center N/A
 

What is a Neuropathology Fellowship?

The Neuropathology Fellowship is a 2-year ACGME accredited program. The clinical aspect of neuropathology training encompasses tissue-based diagnosis of diseases of the central and peripheral nervous systems, skeletal muscle, and eye. Additional skills that may be acquired include integration and interpretation of electron microscopy, and molecular pathology relevant to the practice of neuropathology. In addition to clinical education, many fellowship programs advance fellows’ skills as physician-scientists. 
 

Requirements for Applicants

Applicants must have certification or eligibility for certification by the ABPath or American Osteopathic Board of Pathology in anatomic pathology and clinical pathology or in anatomic pathology; or in neurology or neurological surgery by a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) or a certifying board of the American Osteopathic Association.

Applicants may also apply for a combined training program in Anatomic Pathology/Neuropathology (AP/NP). Pathways to neuropathology fellowship include: 3 years of AP only, 4 years of AP/CP, and combined training AP/NP. The later goes though the residency match (Link to the match website https://www.nrmp.org/calendar/medical-schools/). Some of the above programs have this option, contact each program you are interested in as this may vary by year and by institution. 

ACGME Patient Care and Procedural Skills Competency Requirements

Minimal requirements to apply for Board certification at the end of the fellowship program includes at least 150 brain necropsies, 300 neurosurgical specimens, 50 intraoperative neurosurgical consultations, demonstrate competency in diseases of muscle, peripheral nerve and the eye. 

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