Overview of the Fellowship Programs 


The Neurology Department of the University of Pennsylvania creates clinical and academic leaders in the Neurology subspecialties. We offer offer in-depth clinical training and personalized mentorship focused on career development.


We seek fellows who are driven to advance the field of Neurology. Our programs balance breadth and depth in clinical training under world-recognized clinicians and educators. Our fellows frequently pursue additional, formal training in research, education or healthcare administration. Opportunities include a Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology, Translational ResearchHealth Policy Research or a Masters of Education. The Department holds an NINDS R25 grant, which allows research-oriented fellows who participated in the R25 program as residents to apply for additional funded laboratory time during fellowship. Additionally, the University of Pennsylvania Neurology Residency holds a T32 grant from the National Institute of Health to support a translational research fellowship for residency graduates who developed their research interest later in residency. We are committed to supporting our trainees through their transition to career independence.

We are located on the historic campus of the University of Pennsylvania, home of the Nation’s first medical school. The geographic integration of the University of Pennsylvania allows our trainees to access the extraordinary academic resources of the larger University as part of their scholarly and career development.

Most of our fellows live in downtown Philadelphia, within walking and biking distance of campus. The vibrant cultural, athletic, dining, and social scene of Philadelphia provides the backdrop for friendships that extend well beyond the halls of the hospital.

Our department is one the largest of its kind, with over 100 full-time faculty distributed over 12 clinical divisions and 20 sub-speciality programs. Most of our faculty are engaged in academic pursuits, in addition to their clinical work. Clinical training for the majority of our fellows primarily occurs at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, the flagship hospital of the Penn Health System, and one of the Nation’s top hospitals.

The four other sites of training are located in downtown Philadelphia within walking or biking distance. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)—consistently ranked as the top hospital of its kind—is the site of training in Pediatric Neurology. The Penn Presbyterian Medical Center is the integrated site of trauma care for the health system, and provides additional training in neuro-critical care. Pennsylvania Hospital (founded 1751) is the Nation’s first hospital and is the home of the Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders Center and our ALS Center. The Veterans Hospital is a regional refferal center for veterans with ALS and Movement Disorders, as well as providing care in general neurology and epilepsy.

Fellowship Program details and application information are available in the links to the left.

If you are interested in our Residency Program in Neurology, please visit the dedicated page.

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Contact Information

Matthew Puhak
Program Coordinator
matthew.puhak@uphs.upenn.edu