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The Johns Hopkins Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders Fellowship Program

The Johns Hopkins Center for CSF Disorders is now offering a one year fellowship in Biomarkers of Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders. The faculty of the program includes a multidisciplinary team of 3 full-time neurologists, a geriatrician, a neurosurgeon, an otolaryngologist, a neuroophthalmologist, and 2 neuroradiologists.

Clinical activities of the fellowship focus on patients with CSF disorders with clinical training objectives to gain experience in: clinical evaluation of patients with CSF disorders, conducting outpatient large volume and extended inpatient CSF drainage trials, placement of lumbar spinal catheters, continuous spinal fluid pressure monitoring, quantitative gait analysis, formal cognitive testing, interpretation of MRI flow studies, shunt adjustment, performing and interpreting nuclear medicine shunt patency studies, use of ocular coherence tomography, visual field, color and acuity testing, pharmacologic management of intracranial hypertension and selection of candidates for venous sinus stenting.

Research activities focus on the examination and development of CSF biomarkers for a range of conditions, including normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), pseudotumor cerebri (PTC), Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Research opportunities within the center are facilitated by ongoing collaborative studies of CSF biomarkers related to AD and FTD, as well as by the fact that the Center is a member of the Adult Hydrocephalus Research Network (AHRN), a consortium of 8 hospitals across the USA and Canada. Prerequisite: successful completion of an accredited Neurology residency program or Geriatric Medicine fellowship.

Qualified applicants will have completed an accredited Neurology residency or Geriatric Medicine fellowship. Interested candidates should send a CV to the fellowship director:

Sevil Yasar, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Neurology
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Director, CSF Fellowship
Tel:  410-550-2668
syasar1@jhmi.edu
 

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