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Neuroimmunology and Neurological Infectious Disease Fellowship

Specialized Fellowship Training

Johns Hopkins provides a remarkable training environment, with a close, interactive relationship with the trainees' mentors, exposure to the broad spectrum of neuroimmunological diseases, along with intensive hands-on research experience.

The fellowship is offered to board-eligible or board-certified neurologists and runs for 2-3 years. We also occasionally offer one-year clinical training fellowships.

Fellows train clinical or basic science research skills and learn about the management of patients with disorders of the nervous system.

The major goal of our programs is 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 neuroimmunological as well as neurological infectious diseases. Additionally, fellows will become experts in the evaluation and comprehensive management of patients with neuroimmunological diseases.

The multidisciplinary organization of the training program guarantees each trainee exposure to current scientific issues and research approaches used in the study of immune disorders and 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 and/or basic science research.

Specialized Centers/Clinics, Inpatient Neuroimmunology and Neuroinfectious (NINI) Diseases Consult Service and Research Training Opportunities

Fellows will participate in specialty clinics, including the multiple sclerosis (MS), neuromyelitis optica, transverse myelitis, stiff person syndrome, neurosarcoidosis, and neuro HIV clinics, with an opportunity for additional clinical exposure to encephalitis, neuro-vestibular, neuro-ophthalmology, neuroradiology, neuropathology, neurology infusion center, neurourology, neuro-rehabilitation (including neuropsychiatry, botulinum toxin injections, etc.), and other available clinics. All fellows participate in the inpatient NINI diseases consult service which provides a service to inpatient hospital patients who need specialized expertise in the workup and/or management of NINI diseases.

Fellows will also have the opportunity to participate in active clinical research nationally as well as international research programs in neuroinfectious diseases in Africa, if available. Many fellows choose to take didactic courses in biostatistics, bioethics, clinical trial design, grant writing workshops, neuroimmunology and neurovirology. Those courses are offered through the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Visit the Johns Hopkins Precision Medicine Center of Excellence for Multiple Sclerosis to learn more about what we are doing for patients with MS.

Seminars and Conferences

  • NINI Fellows Lecture Series
    Tuesdays (weekly), 3pm-4pm
  • Neuroimmunology Seminar Series
    Tuesdays (alternating), 1:30pm-2:30pm
  • Joint NIMH Center Seminar Series (neuroHIV/comorbidities research; nationwide conference)
    Wednesdays, 12pm-1pm (virtual)
  • Neuroimmunology Case Conference
    Thursdays, 12pm-1pm
  • Neurology Grand Rounds
    Thursdays, 3:30pm-5pm
  • MRI in MS seminar
    Fridays (monthly)
  • National MS Society Case Conference Proceedings
    Tuesdays (monthly)

Fellows attend a minimum of one national/international conference each year (e.g., American Academy of Neurology, the American Neurological Association, the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers, the Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis, the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis).

Program Directors

Contact Us

To learn more about the Johns Hopkins Department of Neurology Neuroimmunology and Neuroinfectious Disease Fellowship Program, please contact the Coordinator:

Mason Kruse-Hoyer, MD, MA
(443) 478-3375
mkruseh1@jhmi.edu

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