Fellowship Programs

Our Programs

Autonomic Disorders Fellowship

The fellowship is under the direction of Neurology Department Professor Thomas Chelimsky, MD.

For more information:

Jenny Her, Fellowship Director
(414) 955-06743 | (414) 955-0127 (fax)

Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship
The Department of Neurology offers a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Successful completion of this one-year program leads to eligibility to sit for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) examination in Clinical Neurophysiology.

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Epilepsy Fellowship
The Department of Neurology offers a fellowship in Epilepsy which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Successful completion of this one-year program leads to eligibility to sit for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) examination in Epilepsy.

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Headache Medicine Fellowship

The field of Headache Medicine is rapidly expanding at Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin. In the past three years, it has grown from one part-time Neurologist to four full-time physicians. Two of whom are UCNS board certified in headache medicine and two who are UCNS board eligible having recently joined the department following successful completion of their headache medicine fellowship. The section on headache medicine sees approximately 5000 new patients and consultations and 10,000 follow-up care visits annually. We are the most common reason for patients to seek care in the Department of Neurology.

The fellowship program is approved by the United Council for Neurological Subspecialties. It is authorized by the Department of Graduate Medical Education at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Fellows during their year spent the majority of their time in direct headache patient care. We provide them with increasing clinical freedom in the management of their patients based on their clinical and academic accomplishments. They spend a half day per week working with and instructing the Neurology residents in the clinic setting.

Based on their interests, experience and expertise they have the opportunity to spend several months in other related disciplines such as pain management, pain psychology, otorhinolaryngology, general neurology, sleep medicine, autonomic disorders, and neuro-ophthalmology. The section provides comprehensive headache care in a multi-disciplinary team setting that also includes outpatient infusions and inpatient headache care.

Ongoing section educational efforts include a journal club, didactic lectures, and case management conferences. The fellow is expected to take a leading role in these efforts. The Fellow is also actively encouraged and provided an opportunity to participate in the educational efforts of the American Headache Society directed towards trainees through online activities. They are provided funding to attend appropriate headache medicine continuing educational programs. Such programs include the offerings from the American Headache Society with the course in Scottsdale and the Annual meeting but which can also include the American Academy of Neurology meeting.

Participation in clinical research is encouraged, and the Fellow should begin planning a clinical research project in well in advance of their commencement of training. The section is actively involved in a variety of multicenter clinical trials.

Compensation includes salary equivalent to PGY-5 Neurology, educational stipends and insurance benefits comparable to the clinical faculty. Fellows are required to hold citizenship in the US or possess a qualified visa. Wisconsin license is required before commencing the fellowship. Applications for the Fellowship may be submitted through ERAS as well as directly to the section of headache medicine fellowship director.

For more information:

Jenny Her, Fellowship Coordinator
(414) 955-0643

Neurocritical Care Fellowship

The Neurocritical Care Fellowship Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited through the United Council of Neurological Subspecialties (UCNS). This training program is tailored to fulfill the educational curriculum and requirements as set forth by the UCNS and provides an opportunity to work with nationally and internationally recognized experts in the field of Neurointervention, Stroke, Neurosurgery and Neurocritical Care.

Fellows are trained in the diagnosis and management of a wide variety of pathologies including traumatic brain injuries, subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracerebral hemorrhages, acute ischemic strokes, neuromuscular respiratory failure, status epilepticus, CNS infections, brain tumors and the postoperative care of complicated neurosurgical patients.

Fellows will achieve competence in EVD and ICP monitoring and management, management of bolts and Licox monitors, basics of mechanical ventilation, hemodynamic monitoring, vasopressor support, EEG monitoring, antibiotic therapy, targeted temperature management, etc. Fellows will also achieve competency in the use of transcranial dopplers and have the opportunity to be certified through the American Society of Neuroimaging.

Procedural skills to be mastered include central venous catheterization, arterial catheterization, endotracheal intubation, use of video laryngoscopy and fiber optic scopes for intubation, bronchoscopy, bedside percutaneous tracheostomy, TCDs and limited bedside Ultrasound.

Teaching and supervision of medical students, housestaff and physician extenders as well as functioning as a liaison between the various Primary and Consulting services forms an integral part of their fellowship training.

The primary training institution is Froedtert Hospital which is a 500 bed Level I Trauma Center and Comprehensive Stroke Center ranked consistently in the Top 50 of the annual Best Hospitals list by US News & World Report.

The Neuroscience program at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin currently houses a 12 bed Neurologic ICU and 6 bed step down ICU (NPCU), staffed full time by Board Certified Neurointensivists. Construction is currently underway for expansion to a state of the art 20 bed ICU and 6 bed NPCU slated to open January 2017.

The Medical College of Wisconsin/Froedtert Hospital is seeking qualified applicants currently for a 2 year UCNS certified Neurocritical Care Fellowship.

Learn more about the Division of Stroke, Neurointervention and Critical Care.

Eligibility for Fellowship position

  • Successful completion of an ACGME accredited training program in Neurology, Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine or Internal Medicine.
  • Physicians with prior Critical Care Fellowship training or currently pursuing such training.
  • Candidates must be able to obtain an unrestricted Wisconsin license.

The fellowship is under the direction of Associate Professor of Neurology John Lynch, MD, FAHA. Applications are being accepted through the SF Match. Interviews are expected to take place starting in January through March. If you miss the listed deadline and intend to apply, please contact the coordinator.

For more information:

Jenny Her, Fellowship Coordinator
(414) 955-0643 | (414) 955-0127 (fax)

Neuroimmunology and MS Fellowship
The Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Fellowship is a one- to two-year program for neurologists who are looking for a career in patient care and clinical research in neuroimmunology.

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Neurointerventional Fellowship

The Division of Neurointervention is dedicated to training highly-skilled neurointerventionalists who will be able to continue to expand care for patients with neurovascular disorders.

The fellowship is under the direction of Assistant Professor of Neurology, Marc A. Lazzaro, MD.

For more information:

Jenny Her, Fellowship Coordinator
(414) 955-0643 | (414) 955-0127 (fax)

Neuropsychology Fellowship

The fellowship is under the direction of Amy Heffelfinger, PhD and Sara Swanson, PhD.

View more information on our Neuropsychology Division page.

For more information:

Jenny Her, Fellowship Coordinator
(414) 955-0643 | (414) 955-0127 (fax)

Vascular Neurology Fellowship

This is a one year, ACGME accredited program. The Vascular Program is dedicated to training highly-skilled vascular neurologists who will be able to continue to expand care for patients with neurovascular disorders.

For more information:

Jenny Her, Fellowship Program
(414) 955-0643 | (414) 955-0127 (fax)

Recent Awards

Dr. Gregory Rozansky awarded the Daniel M. Soref Fellowship for Clinical Neuroscience

Dr. Gregory Rozansky, a fellow in Neuro-Critical Care, was awarded the Daniel M. Soref Fellowship for Clinical Neuroscience at the Medical College of Wisconsin for the 2018/2019 academic year in a competitive process. Clinical fellows from throughout Neurosciences are invited to submit research projects for consideration. Those projects are then judged by a group of researchers and leaders in Neurosciences. Dr. Rozansky’s research on risk of pulmonary edema in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage patients is being generously supported by the Daniel M. Soref Trust. Dr. Pramod Gupta, a neuro-intensivist and also program Director of the Neuro-Critical Care fellowship is serving as Dr. Rozansky’s mentor.

Dr. Rozansky’s Proposal

Multiple studies have described cardiac complications such as EKG changes [1], troponin release[2], regional wall motion abnormality[3], left ventricular systolic dysfunction [4] and transient apical hypokinesis[5] in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Recently, the prevalence of new-onset left ventricular diastolic dysfunction has been established [6]. Such sequelae, affecting cardiac function, in patients with primary CNS injuries are referred to collectively as “neurogenic cardiac stunning,” “neurogenic stress cardiomyopathy,” and “neurogenic stunned myocardium” [7]. The incidence of such complications in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage varies significantly as a result of an imprecise definition of secondary cardiac impairments.

One well known complication from new onset cardiac dysfunction is pulmonary edema resulting in respiratory failure and prolonged intubation. This is especially true for aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage patients who are maintained at a euvolemic status in an attempt to improve cerebral perfusion and prevent delayed cerebral ischemia. Rather than periodically assess patients for cardiac dysfunction, which would be technically difficult, I propose that daily bedside assessment for pulmonary edema would allow for a more precise identification of populations who are at a higher risk for pulmonary edema. A wide spectrum of patients with baseline comorbidities, severity of SAH at presentation and clinical course are treated regularly in the Neuro ICU for aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. I seek a better predictive model that may be able to identify those patients where fluid management should be performed more judiciously based on a thorough assessment of the intravascular fluid status.

He proposes multi-step project consisting of data-collection followed by a retrospective analysis, to identify statistically significant correlations that can be used as a predictive model for patients who are at risk to develop pulmonary edema. I will further define criteria for patient enrollment (likely high-grade aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage). Once the patient is enrolled, I personally will perform daily bedside pulmonary ultrasonography to identify patients who are developing pulmonary edema. This is a well-established modality to assess for pulmonary edema requiring minimal training [8]. Following data collection, we will attempt to identify premorbid risk factors for pulmonary edema. This can significantly affect how the Neuro Intensivist assesses fluid status and maintains euvolemia in this patient population.

Gregory Rozansky, MD