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Vestibular and Ocular-Motor Oto-Neurology Clinical Fellowship

The Neuro-Visual and Vestibular Division in the Johns Hopkins Department of Neurology aims to develop the next generation of clinical, research and education leaders in oto-neurology.

Program Overview

  • Duration: one year, but we will consider longer, tailored experiences for those interested in research training.
  • Number of fellows: 1-2, depending on the applicant pool
  • Eligibility: completion of residency training in neurology in ACGME-accredited programs. We strongly encourage those who have completed related fellowships (such as neuro-ophthalmology, movement disorders, stroke) to apply.
  • Program start: acceptance is on a rolling basis, with typical applications arriving by September of the year before matriculation (which will generally be in July).
  • How To Apply: Please send a letter of intent (two pages or less) and a current curriculum vitae (CV) to the program director.

Program Director



  • Fellows will rotate with each of the various faculty members, who have distinct clinical, research and educational interests.
  • Fellows will also rotate on our "tele-dizzy" consultation service using remote video oculography (VOG) consultation to the Emergency Department and urgent follow-up clinic, giving unique, unprecedented access to training in acute vestibular disorders and posterior fossa strokes.
  • Fellows will see a wide spectrum of vestibular disorders in the Oto-Neurology Clinic.
  • Fellows will also spend time in the Neuro-Otology Clinic with our otolaryngology specialists in hearing and balance disorders.
  • Fellows will also have the opportunity to spend time in the Ataxia Clinic, run by our Movement Disorders Division, and may attend various weekly multidisciplinary conferences.

Fellows will benefit from these cross-disciplinary perspectives to achieve excellence in the evaluation and treatment of patients with vertigo, dizziness and hearing loss, with a special emphasis on the diagnosis and management of nystagmus and other complex ocular motor disorders.

Research Opportunities

For those interested in research opportunities, we have ongoing projects in the basic science of spatial perception, NIH-sponsored clinical trials on diagnosis of acute dizziness and vertigo, and numerous dizziness-related health services research projects.

For those seeking academic careers and interested in additional training in patient-oriented research methods, there are opportunities to seek certificate courses or degree-bearing training through partnership with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health through the Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation. The division also has strong ties with the departments of Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for clinical and research collaborations.

Core Program Faculty

Otolaryngology Collaborators

Our close colleagues and collaborators in otolaryngology include experts in medical and surgical neuro-otology with an emphasis on otologic causes of hearing and balance disorders.

This is an exciting time to pursue a career in oto-neurology! If you are interested or have questions please do not hesitate to email Dr. Dan Gold, the fellowship director.

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