Openings for Neuropathology Fellowship positions starting July 1, 2023; See below for how to apply.

The Duke Neuropathology Fellowship Program is an ACGME-accredited two-year fellowship that provides eligibility for American Board of Pathology certification in Neuropathology. Our program aims to graduate future leaders and innovators in Neuropathology diagnostics, research, teaching, and patient-centered care. This is an academic fellowship program with high expectations for diagnostic, teaching and research achievement, and the flexibility to design your own educational program.

Program Features

  • Participation in a high-volume, high-complexity diagnostic neuropathology practice
  • Faculty expertise in surgical and autopsy neuropathology, muscle and nerve pathology, surgical and autopsy ophthalmic pathology, neurodegenerative disorders, and molecular diagnostics
  • Meaningful graduated responsibility: senior NP fellows render frozen section diagnoses independently, with indirect attending supervision
  • Training in molecular, enzyme histochemical, and ultrastructural diagnostics
  • Formal off-campus rotation in molecular diagnostics at Foundation One
  • Involvement in brain bank and clinical laboratory management
  • Opportunities to lead interspecialty clinicopathologic conferences and tumor boards
  • Teach medical students, residents and fellows in pathology, neurosurgery, neurology, rheumatology, and ophthalmology
  • 6-12 months of the NP fellowship are scheduled for research in basic/applied neuroscience
  • Funding is provided for academic publication and attendance at academic conferences

Requirements

Applicants must be board-certified or board-eligible in Anatomic Pathology.

Types and Number of Appointments

One fellow is accepted each academic year, with 2 fellows (one senior, one junior) training each year

Stipends

Commensurate with year of post graduate training.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must have completed an ACGME-accredited pathology residency program and be Board Certified or eligible in AP/CP or AP. The Department of Pathology sponsors J1 Visa applications.

How to Apply

Please submit the following documents:

  • College of American Pathologists Standardized Application for Pathology Fellowships with signature (Click here for application)
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • ECFMG certificate (if applicable)
  • Copies of USMLE/COMLEX transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation addressed to Dr. Anne Buckley (including one from your residency Program Director)

Email your package to Program Coordinator Kesha Tisdel.

Staff

Anne F Buckley, MD, PhD, Program Director, Neurodevelopment and Neuro-oncogenesis Research, Neuromuscular and Peripheral Nervous System Pathology, Surgical Neuropathology, Autopsy Neuropathology, Ultrastructural Pathology, Medical and Transplant Renal Pathology

Thomas J Cummings, MD, Division Chief, Surgical Neuropathology, Ophthalmic Pathology, Orthopedic Pathology

Karra Jones, MD, PhD, Section Head of Muscle and Nerve Pathology, Neuromuscular and Peripheral Nervous System Pathology, Surgical Neuropathology, Autopsy Neuropathology, Muscular dystrophy and Myopathy Research 

Giselle López, MD, PhD,  Surgical Neuropathology, Autopsy Neuropathology, Brain Tumor Research

Roger E McLendon, MD, Neuro-oncology, Surgical Neuropathology, Brain Tumor Banking

Shih-Hsiu Jerry Wang, MD, PhD, Surgical Neuropathology, Associate Director of Autopsy Pathology, Neurodegenerative Disorders, Duke/UNC Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) Neuropathology Core Leader, Director, Bryan Brain Bank and Biorepository

Applications

Neuropathology Fellowship Application PDF

  • 2021-2023 Fellowship: Filled
  • 2022-2024 Fellowship: Filled
  • Accepting applications for 2023-2025: July 1, 2021, until filled
  • Accepting applications for 2024-2026: July 1, 2022, until filled

Address inquiries to:

Kesha Tisdel
Program Coordinator
Department of Pathology
Duke University Medical Center
Email

Current Fellows

Vanessa Smith

Vanessa Smith, MD
Neuropathology
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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