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Neuro-Oncology Fellowship

Research Fellowship Training in Neuro-Oncology

Combined Program of the National Institutes of Health Neuro-Oncology Branch and The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Stuart A. Grossman, MD and Mark Gilbert, MD – Co-Directors

Applications Are Being Accepted for Year 2016

The overall goal of this training program, entitled "Research Training in Neuro- Oncology," is to prepare neurosurgeons, radiation therapists, medical and pediatric oncologists, and neurologists for academic careers in neuro-oncology.  Applicants with M.D. degrees who have completed at least two years of postdoctoral training toward board certification in their chosen subspecialty and are committed to a full-time career in neuro-oncology are eligible for this research fellowship.  A total of 1-2 new trainees will be selected each year.

Clinical Fellowship Training in Neuro-Oncology

An accredited program through United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties

Jaishri Blakeley, MD - Director

Applications Are Being Accepted for Year 2017

The overall goal of the “Neurologic Subspecialties Clinical Fellowship Training Program” is to train physicians from Neurology, Child Neurology, Neurological Surgery, Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology or Pediatrics in the clinical management of patients with primary or secondary brain cancers and the neurologic complications that arise in the setting of systemic cancers. This one year Fellowship can be taken before or after the Research Training Program in Neuro-Oncology. The main educational activities will be daily hands on clinical training on the neurology, neurosurgery and oncology wards and their respective outpatient clinics for a minimum of 12 months (1.0 FTE).  Faculty will supervise fellows in the delivery of care and assist fellows in developing comprehensive differential diagnoses and treatment plans.  Faculty will serve as role models in the clinical setting modeling patient and family interactions and coordination of the many facets of care for patients with neuro-oncologic disease. Fellow education will also come in the form of didactic lectures that address the core competencies including: cancer biology, cancer pharmacology, clinical guidelines for primary and secondary brain cancers, diagnosis and management of neurologic complications of systemic malignancies and their treatments, and management of cancer related processes such as paraneoplastic syndromes.  Fellows will receive multi-disciplinary training (social work, nursing, palliative care, neurology, and oncology) in communicating bad news, the core tenets of palliative care medicine, pain management, and personal and professional management of the experiences surrounding death and dying.

The Johns Hopkins University and The National Institutes of Health are affirmative action/equal opportunity employers and actively encourage interest from minorities and women.  

For more information; contact Stuart Grossman, M.D., Mark Gilbert, M.D., Jaishri Blakeley, M.D., Lilian Yang or Susan Passwaters or by phone 410-955-8837.