The Cleveland Clinic Department of Neurology one-year Neurohospitalist Fellowship Program is organized to prepare trainees to practice in academic and large medical centers, as well as to lead their own clinical neurohospitalist programs.

There are several distinct components of the program:

  • Trainees will serve as fellows during rotations on the acute stroke consultation service, the epilepsy consultation service, the neurocritical care service, and the tele-neurology and tele-stroke services.
  • Trainees will have semi-independent practice on the general neurology and neurology consultation services to develop skills leading resident hospital teams.
  • There will be training in approaches to optimize patient experience, length of stay, HCAHPs, and re-admission management.

To that end, trainees will have two months of protected time to pursue formal education in quality improvement and safety, and will be mentored in a project in one of these areas. There are two elective months during which trainees can gain additional training in fields such as headache, neuro-immunology, neuromuscular disease, EEG, neuro-infectious disease, and bio-ethics.

Program Leadership

Jayashree Sundararajan, MD
Jayashree Sundararajan, MD
Program Director

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How to Apply

How to Apply

To apply to our program, you must be eligible to obtain a permanent Ohio Medical License, therefore our program is not able to accept J-1 applicants.

International Medical Graduates must have received a currently valid ECFMG Certificate for H1-B sponsorship.

If you are interested in applying for a fellowship position, please provide the following documentation:

  • Application Form.
  • CV.
  • Personal Statement. 
  • Letter from Residency Program Director in lieu of Dean’s Letter.
  • At least 2 letters of recommendation.
  • USMLE/COMLEX Score Reports.
  • Medical School Diploma.
  • ECFMG certificate if applicable.

Please send all application materials to nieducation@ccf.org with the subject line  "Neurohospitalist Fellowship application”.



Molly Knox, MD
2021 – 2022 Graduate

I pursued NHF at Cleveland Clinic to further develop skills as a clinical educator, expand my diagnostic approach and management reasoning on complex patients, and pursue research in quality improvement. I was supported by a variety of subspecialty faculty (stroke, neuromuscular, neuro ethics, neuro ID, neuro critical care, epilepsy) and received individualized feedback with monthly neurohospitalist challenging case conference. Highlights of the program included resident teaching, working with co fellows, completion of multidisciplinary QI project through SolVE program, rotations at community hospitals, exposure to teleneurology at enterprise sites within Ohio, and telestroke/mobile stroke unit. I built a strong foundation to begin my career as an academic neurohospitalist with an inpatient practice spanning neuro icu, stroke team, and post hospital follow up clinic.

Moody Kassem, MD
2022 – 2023 Graduate

Moody Kassem

The Neurohospitalist fellowship at CCF has been a defining chapter in my career journey. The opportunity to train at such a renowned institution has left an indelible mark on my professional trajectory.

I was not only exposed to complex inpatient cases and cutting-edge research in neurology subspecialties, but I was also provided mentorship in quality improvement projects and insight into healthcare administration, giving me a well-rounded skill set.

The mentorship and guidance received from the program director and faculty members not only honed my clinical skills but also instilled in me a deep sense of dedication to advancing patient care. I also gained lifelong friends!

The collaborative environment fostered at CCF allowed me to forge invaluable connections with fellow colleagues and experts in the field. These relationships have not only enriched my learning experience but also opened doors to new opportunities for collaboration and growth.

I can confidently say the Neurohospitalist fellowship at CCF has equipped me with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to excel in my career. It has shaped me into a more competent and compassionate Neurohospitalist, driven by a commitment to delivering the highest standard of care to my patients.

I am profoundly grateful for the transformative impact that CCF has had on my career, and I look forward to continuing to uphold its legacy of excellence in everything I do.

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