Neuropathology Fellowships 

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Neuropathology Fellowship Programs in the USA

This is the official Neuropathology Fellowship Website of the AANP. Currently, neuropathology fellowship programs do not participate in the Unified Timeline application.  

Application deadlines vary by institution. Check each institution's website for specific requirements and application deadlines. 

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Last Update: August 30, 2023
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Institution State Link to Website Next Opening 

University of Virginia Medical Center

 VA University of Virginia Medical Center 2024, 2025
Duke University Hospital NC

Duke University Hospital

2024
University of California (San Diego) Medical Center CA University of California (San Diego) Medical Center 2024, 2025

Emory University School of Medicine

GA Emory University School of Medicine 2024, 2025, 2026

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

TN Vanderbilt University Medical Center 2024, 2026
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
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 Minnesota MN University of Minnesota 2024
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center  TX University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center  2024
University of Alabama AL University of Alabama Medical Center 2024, 2025, 2026
University of Utah Health  UT University of Utah Health 2024, 2026, 2027
University of Washington  WA University of Washington 2025
Brown University  RI Brown University 2025, 2026, 2027
Johns Hopkins University Program MD John Hopkins University Program 2025
Medical University of South Carolina  SC Medical University of South Carolina 2025
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Rochester) MN Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Rochester) 2025
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University  IL McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University 2025
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine CA UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine 2025
University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center CA University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center 2025
University of California (San Francisco) CA University of California (San Francisco) 2025, 2026
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System VA Virginia Commonwealth University Health System 2025, 2026
University of Kentucky College of Medicine  KY University of Kentucky College of Medicine 2025, 2026, 2027
University of Florida FL University of Florida 2026
Stanford University CA Stanford University
 2026
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai  NY Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 2026
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center PA University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 2026
University of Michigan Health System  MI University of Michigan Health System  2026
Columbia University Medical Center  NY Columbia University Irving Medical Center 2026
Washington University/B-JH/SLCH Consortium  MO Washington University/B-JH/SLCH Consortium  2026
Methodist Hospital (Houston) TX Methodist Hospital (Houston) 2026, 2027
Cleveland Clinic  OH Cleveland Clinic 2027
NYU Grossman School of Medicine NY NYU Grossman School of Medicine 2027
University of Iowa  IA University of Iowa 2027
Indiana University School of Medicine IN Indiana University School of Medicine N/A
Massachusetts General Hospital  MA Massachusetts General Hospital No available openings 
Yale-New Haven Medical Center  CT Yale-New Haven Medical Center No available openings
 

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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