Neurohospitalist Medicine 

The Penn Neurohospitalist Fellowship program intends to train future leaders in academic inpatient neurology. The program will immerse trainees in a diverse clinical, research, and educational environment to launch the next phase of their career. Aims include honing diagnostic reasoning related to acute diseases affecting both the peripheral and central nervous system, developing managerial skills with interdisciplinary teams, refining teaching skills, and exploring quality improvement in the inpatient service line. Fellows will engage in intensive mentorship with faculty within the neurohospitalist division and neurology department more broadly for feedback on clinical work, academic interests, and career goals.


The curriculum will be tailored to each fellow's interests with clinical and research electives, with opportunities including epilepsy, neuromuscular medicine, neuroimmunology, palliative care, or neurointerventional radiology. Universally, the year will include escalating responsibilities beginning with joining neurohospitalist attendings on service and graduating to attending independently by the end of the year. Service time is primarily on the HUP Ward and Neurology Consult services with supplemental educational experiences with neurovascular and neurocritical care services at HUP, as well as neurohospitalist services at Penn Presbyterian Hospital and Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes. 

The year will be broken up into one and two week blocks and include roughly: 
• 4 months primary neurology inpatient service, including stroke and neurointensive care 
• 5 months consultative neurology including stroke 
• 2 months of elective 
• 1 month of vacation 


Format will vary and include one-on-one sessions with neurohospitalist attendings, interdisciplinary fellow education lunch lectures, division meetings, national conferences.

Application Process

Candidates must be board eligible and have a license to practice in the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey by the start date of the fellowship. 

Applications for the July 2024-June 2025 Neurohospitalist Fellowship position will be accepted from fall 2023 through January 15, 2024. To apply, please send a personal statement, curriculum vitae, and two to three recommendation letters to Dr. Douglas. Interviews will be held in January-March 2024.

Send applications to:
Anne Douglas, M.D.
Program Director
3400 Spruce Street, 3 West Gates Bldg.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Neurohospitalist Faculty

Anne Douglas, MD

Program Director
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology


Raymond Price, MD

Director, Neurology Residency
Professor of Clinical Neurology

  Christina Alexandra Blum, MD

  Director of Stroke Services, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
  Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology

Daniel Cristancho, MD, MBE

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology

  Kelley Humbert, MD

  Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology

Paul Novello, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology

  Kara Shetler, MD

  Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology

Laura Stein, MD, MS, Ed.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology

  Matthew Broderick, MD

  Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology

Denise Jiali Xu, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology


Contact Information

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

Frances E. Jensen, MD, FACP
Chair of Neurology