EducationClinical Fellowships

Neuropathology Fellowship

Director: Thomas Wisniewski, M.D. Professor of Neurology, Pathology and Psychiatry / Understanding conformational disorders such as AD and prion related disease

Description: Two fellowships. Our two-year ACGME accredited program provides training in all aspects of neuropathology, including extensive exposure to surgical neuropathology at one of the nation’s largest adult and pediatric neurosurgical centers. The laboratory accessions over 1600 neurosurgical specimens a year, including over 550 tumors, ranging from stereotaxic biopsies to gross resections and including many infectious and epileptic cases. Muscle biopsies derive from diverse populations, including the NYU Langone Medical Center muscular dystrophy center. We examine over 150 diverse pediatric and adult autopsy brains a year.

Research activities focus on clinical-pathological and basic science neurooncology, but also involve the Aging & Dementia Research Center. Substantial AIDS-related material is available. Associations with neurology, basic neuroscience, and neurosurgery, allow diverse clinical and basic research opportunities. New York City has an active neuropathology community, including regular bimonthly neuropathology meetings.

Requirements: Preference is given to candidates who have completed at least 2 years of Anatomic Pathology residency, or to those with completed Neurology or Neurosurgery training. Candidates requiring additional AP training must also apply to the general pathology program of the Department and must hold a NY State License.

Stipends: Commensurate with candidate’s level of training.

Applications: Applications for positions beginning on July 1 should be received by December 1 the preceding year. Requests for information or applications should be addressed to:

Thomas Wisniewski, M.D., Professor of Neurology, Pathology and Psychiatry
450 East 29th Street, Room 802, New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 263 7993