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Neurohospitalist Fellowship


The neurohospitalist program at UCSF plays a very active role in patient care, resident education, and clinical research in the department of neurology. With our fellowship, we seek to train future national leaders in the burgeoning field of neurohospitalist neurology. The fellowship provides the opportunity for additional specialized training in general inpatient neurology, including exposure to neurocritical care and cerebrovascular diseases, with the goal of helping trainees launch an academic career and become leaders in the field. Fellows will lead teams caring for critically ill patients with refractory status epilepticus, encephalitis, fulminant demyelinating disorders, stroke, and neuromuscular disease. As UCSF is the major tertiary referral center for neurological disease in Northern California and the neurohospitalist program receives numerous national referrals, fellows will diagnose and manage a wide range of both rare and common conditions. There will be ample opportunity to learn procedures. Fellows will be encouraged to engage in UCSF's vibrant clinical research enterprise and/or hone their teaching skills through medical education training. By year's end, our fellows will be highly qualified candidates for either academic or community-based neurohospitalist positions nationwide.

Candidates must be board-eligible and have a license to practice in the state of California by the start date of the fellowship. Please send curriculum vitae and a personal statement to S. Andrew Josephson, M.D., Director, Neurohospitalist Program, Department of Neurology, UCSF, Box 0114, San Francisco, CA, 94143-0114. Typically positions are filled 12-18 months prior to the July 1 start date.

Read a statement from our first Neurohospitalist Fellow, Vanja Douglas, MD.


Josephson SA, Douglas VC, Lawton MT, English JD, Smith WS, Ko NU. Improvement in intensive care unit outcomes in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage after initiation of neurointensivist co-management. J Neurosurg. 2010 Mar;112(3):626-30.

Easter JS, Josephson SA, Vinton DT, Saint S, Edlow JA. Clinical problem-solving. All in the Family. N Engl J Med. 2010 Jun 3; 362(22):2114-20.

Kamel H, Cornes SB, Hegde M, Hall SE, Josephson SA. Electroconvulsive Therapy for Refractory Status Epilepticus: A Case Series. Neurocrit Care. 2009 Oct 7.

Josephson SA, Moheet AM, Gropper MA, Nichols AD, Smith WS. Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in a Neurologic Intensive Care Unit Does Not Lead to Increased Mortality. Neurocrit Care. 2009 Oct 6.

Josephson SA, Engstrom JW, Wachter RM. Neurohospitalists: an emerging model for inpatient neurological care. Ann Neurol. 2008 Feb;63(2):135-40. Review.


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