Thank you for your interest in training in the Department of Neurology at Cleveland Clinic.

Cleveland Clinic is recognized as a National Healthcare Resource and is composed of a 900-bed hospital, an extensive outpatient clinic network, and a large research complex. A full-time staff of over 1,100 physicians represents all subspecialty areas within medicine and surgery. The total house staff numbers approximately 800 physicians. Cleveland Clinic's Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University was launched in 2004. Over 500 medical students, including those from outside institutions, complete rotations at Cleveland Clinic every year.

In the Neurology Program, we accept two pediatric neurology and eight adult neurology residents per year. Postgraduate fellowships are available in EEG/epilepsy, EMG/neuromuscular disease, headache, neuroimmunology (multiple sclerosis), neuro intensive care, sleep medicine, and vascular neurology. A fellowship is also available in basic neuroimmunology research.

Our Neurology Department staff of 70 represents a faculty with a broad and diverse expertise in all subspecialty areas of Neurology.

Cleveland Clinic has always been committed to excellence in patient care and research in the diseases that affect our patients. We take special pride in training future neurology practitioners and look forward to meeting and visiting with you.


Kerry Levin, MD
Chairman, Department of Neurology

Fellowship Programs

Fellowship Programs

ACGME Fellowships

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Non-Accredited Fellowships

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UCNS Fellowships

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Current Neurology Research Fellows

Current Neurology Research Fellows

2017-2018 Research Fellows

Center for Neurological Restoration


Leonardo Frizon, MD
Medical School: Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, UFSM, Santa Maria, RS
Residency: Neurosurgery, Medical Residence Hospital Universitário Cajuru (Curitiba)

Epilepsy Center

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Jerome Aupy, MD
Medical School: GBordeaux University, Talence, France
Residency: Neurology, University Hospital, Strasbourg
Fellowship: Neurology, University Hospital, Bordeaux

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Daniela Benech, MD
Medical School: Universidad Nacional de Córdoba
Residency: Neurology, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba

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Emilija Cvetkovska, MD, PhD
Medical School: University St Cyril and Methodius
Residency: Neurology, University St Cyril and Methodius
Doctorate: Neurology, University St Cyril and Methodius


Olesya Grinenko, MD, PhD
Medical School: 2007, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
Residency: 2009, Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Moscow, Russia
Doctorate: 2012, PhD in Posttraumatic Epilepsy, Burdenko Neurosurgery Institute, Moscow, Russia
Experience: Sept-Dec 2013, Clinical Neurophysiology/Epilepsy Course, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio


Tugba Hirfanoglu, MD
Medical School: Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
Residency: Pediatric Residency, Dr. Sami Ulus Children’s Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
Fellowship: Pediatric Neurology Fellowship, Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
Research Fellowship: EEG & Epilepsy Research Fellow, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Research Fellowship: EEG & Epilepsy Research Fellow, Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals, Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio


William Alves Martins, MD
Medical School: Pontificia Universidade Catolica Do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil


Chetan Nayak, MD, PhD
Medical School: St. John’s Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, India
Graduate School: Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Neurosciences (Indian Council of Medical Research MD/MS-PhD Fellow), National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India

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Sathida Poonmaksatit, MD
Medical School: Chulalongkorn University
Residency: Pediatrics, King Chulalongkorn Memorial hospital
Residency: Pediatric Neurology, King Chulalongkorn Memorial hospital


Sumiya Shibata, MD
Medical School:Gunma University
Residency: Neurosurgery, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine

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Kenneth Taylor, PhD
Graduate School: University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Research Fellowship: University College Dublin School of Public Health, Physiotherapy & Population Science, Dublin, Ireland


Wu-yi Wang, PhD
Graduate School: Biomedical Engineering, Peking Union Medical College (PUMC), Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Research Fellowship: Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China

Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

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Ladan Ghazi Saidi, PhD
Graduate School: Biomedical Sciences: Neuropsychology, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
Research Fellowship: Neuropsychology, Centre de Recherche Institute Geriatrie de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Sleep Disorders Center

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Elif Atalay, MD
Medical School: Istanbul University
Residency: Neurology, Istanbul Haydarpaşa Teaching and Training Hospital


Rasintra Siriwat, MD
Medical School: Doctorate of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
Residency: General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Hatyai Hospital, Songkhla, Thailand
Fellowship: Pediatric Pulmonology, Department of Pediatrics, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand


Thapanee Somboon, MD
Medical School: Prince of Songkhla University, Thailand 2006
Residency: Neurology Resident, Prince of Songkhla University, Thailand
Fellowship: Epilepsy Prasat Neurological Institute, Bangkok, Thailand