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Neuroimmunology and Neuroinfectious Disease Fellowships

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Dr. Justin McArthur
Director, Neuroinfectious Disease Fellowship Program
Director, Department of Neurology

The goals of our programs are to develop exceptional independent investigators equipped with the knowledge and motivation necessary to address critical questions relating to the epidemiology, natural history, pathogenesis, and therapy of neuroimmunology and neurological infectious disease.

Specialized Training

Our Neuroinfectious Disease fellowship program is unique in that there is no other such formal training program for clinician scientists who would like to specialize and train in neurological infections.

Johns Hopkins provides a remarkable training environment by providing a close interactive relationship with the trainees' mentors, an intensive hands-on research experience, and coursework.

The multidisciplinary organization of the training program guarantees each trainee exposure to current scientific issues and research approaches used in the study of neurological infectious diseases. This is accomplished through a highly collaborative faculty network, formal research seminars, and informal presentations of work-in-progress, journal reviews, and didactic lectures. These intellectually stimulating experiences encourage the utilization of expertise across disciplines and facilitate collaborative thinking, leading to the development of productive scientific careers in either clinical or basic science research in neurological infectious diseases.

The major goal of our Neuroimmunology fellowship Program is to produce future generations of specialists with the knowledge and tools to diagnose, treat and prevent all infections and immune disorders of the nervous system. Infectious and immune disorders of the nervous system are closely related.

The fellowship provides board eligible or certified neurologists to train for 2-3 years in the clinical or basic science research skills and management of patients with disorders of the nervous system.

The fellow will participate in specialty clinics, including the Multiple Sclerosis, Transverse Myelitis, Neuro-AIDS and the Neuromuscular clinic.

They will also have the opportunity to participate in active international research programs in neuro-infectious diseases in Africa and Asia. The research program consists of didactic courses in biostatistics, bioethics, clinical trial design, grant writing workshop, Neuroimmunology and a Neurovirology.

Contact us

To learn more about the Johns Hopkins Department of Neurology: Neuroinfectious Disease Fellowship, please call: 443-287-0571.

To learn more about the Johns Hopkins Department of Neurology: Neuroimmunology Fellowship, please contact Dr. Peter Calabresi, Director, Division of Neuroimmunology and Neurological Infections at


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