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Neurocritical Care Fellowship

This program is designed to provide comprehensive training in the care and management of critically-ill neuroscience patients. General critical care experience is complemented by rotations in other intensive care units. Close clinical collaboration with the vascular and endovascular programs as well as the neurosurgical service is expected.

Research

Fellows are required to execute at least one research project a year. By the fourth month of the fellowship year fellows are expected to identify their projects and to select faculty mentors. Fellows formally present their projects at a year-end research symposium in May. Active epidemiological, clinical, and basic science projects focused on cerebrovascular diseases provide opportunities for research.

Conferences

There are regular didactic and case conferences which are attended by all fellows in the program. See the Program Manual for details.

Department and Faculty

This fellowship joins the Department of Neurology’s other graduate training programs that have continuously graduated neurology and subspecialty trainees since the 1940s. Among the significant strengths of our program are (i) the range and depth of the clinical experience provided at several teaching hospitals (Hennepin County Medical Center and University of Minnesota Medical Center for the Neurocritical Care program); (ii) the commitment of the full-time faculty at each of these hospitals to teaching, patient care and scholarship; and the focus on both clinical and basic research in a diverse neuroscience community.

Neurocritical Care Faculty

  • Mustapha Ezzeddine, MD
  • David C. Anderson, MD
  • Martin Birch, MD
  • Kamakshi Lakshminarayan, MD, PhD
  • R.A. Reshi, MD (Program Director)
  • Christopher Streib, MD
  • Ramachandra Tummala, MD

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Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship

The University of Minnesota Medical School, Department of Neurology, Section of Neuromuscular Medicine, is recruiting one trainee for its newly approved and accredited subspecialty fellowship in Neuromuscular Medicine (NMM). The program will start on 7/1/2014, last one year, and prepare graduates for academic, professional and independent community practice, as well as for American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) certification. The graduate is expected to complete the NMM board examination of the ABPN within 3 years of graduation.

We offer outstanding clinical and didactic training under seven neuromuscular-medicine-certified physicians at University, County, and VA hospitals. The Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul offer outstanding quality of life and excellent recreational and cultural opportunities.

Trainees will work in Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)-supported dedicated clinics in adult and pediatric muscle disease, ALS, CMT, and myasthenia gravis, in addition to general neuropathy and neuromuscular clinics. Trainees will participate in electrodiagnostic studies, neuromuscular ultrasound, and muscle, nerve, and skin biopsy interpretation and will become familiar with next-generation sequencing and neuromuscular research.

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