Neurocritical Care Fellowship 

Overview


The Penn Neurocritical Care Fellowship Program was established in 2006 and offers a 2 or 3-year fellowship depending on individual career interests. Our program is based on the curriculum defined by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (link to UCNS content outline). Training occurs at the 22 bed Neuro-ICU at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the 10 bed Neuro-ICU at the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Both Neuro-ICU’s are staffed by our distinguished faculty and supported by outstanding nurses and advanced practice providers. Our program offers exposure to state of the art neuromonitoring techniques which provides our fellows a truly world-class training experience. Upon completion of their training, fellows will be board eligible in Neurocritical Care.

Fellows also rotate through the Surgical and Trauma and Medical ICUs and the Acute Stroke Service. Electives are available in Neurosurgery, Anesthesia, Interventional Neurology, Neuroelectrophysiology, Neurosonology, Intraoperative Monitoring, Simulation Medicine, and Pediatric Intensive Care.

Fellowship Curriculum

Fellows are trained in the diagnosis and management of patients with severe brain and spine trauma, subarachnoid hemorrhage, ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, neuromuscular and epilepsy emergencies, brain tumors, and central nervous system autoimmune and infectious diseases. The program equips fellows with core critical care skills including airway and ventilator management, bedside ultrasound techniques, cardiopulmonary support, and invasive bedside procedures. Fellows will participate in weekly didactic conferences on key topics in neurocritical care, general critical care, and stroke. Fellows will be expected to develop and present an independent clinical or basic science research project with a faculty mentor and can participate in ongoing clinical trials.

Application Process

The Neurocritical Care program will accept five Fellows to begin in July 2020. Please submit your application through the SF Match website, as we participate in the SF Match Program.

Standard application requirements:
  • headshot photo 
  • Personal statement  
  • curriculum vitae
  • USMLE scores, Steps 1, 2 and 3 
  • Three letters of recommendation

Applications will be accepted from October 1st, 2018, through March 31st, 2019.

Our team will reach out to selected candidates in early December 2018 to coordinate interviews, which will be held here at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Thank you for your interest in our program!

Neurocritical Care Faculty

Atul A Kalanuria, MD, FACP

Neurocritical Care Program Director
Interests: Cerebral blood flow, Cerebrovascular Disease, Encephalopathy, Subarachnold Hemorrhage Traumatic Brain Injury
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Monisha Kumar, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Interests: Brain Cancer, Carotid Artery Diseases, Giloma, Head Injury, Temporal Arteritis, Traumatic Brain Injury
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Joshua M Levine, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology
Neurocritical Care Division Chief
Interests: Neurocritical Care, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Traumatic Brain Injury
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Danielle Sandsmark, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Interests: Anesthesiology and Neurocritical Care
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Andrew Kofke, MD, MBA

Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Interests: Neurointensive Care
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John Chandler, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology
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Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, MD, PhD

Presidential Professor of Neurology







Ramani Balu, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

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Contact Information

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Neurology
3400 Spruce Street
3 W Gates
Philadelphia, PA 19104


Matthew Puhak
Program Coordinator
PennNeuroFellowships@uphs.upenn.edu
(267) 581-2989