Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry
Participants in this UCNS accredited fellowship will graduate from the program well prepared to direct the care of adults with degenerative cognitive disorders. Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, established in 2009, is dedicated to improving the lives of people with neurodegenerative disorders, those at risk for such disorders, and their caregivers. The increasing prevalence of these disorders has created an urgent need for experts in the diagnosis and management of cognitive decline.
During their two years of training, fellows will be part of a multidisciplinary team in the Center for Brain Health. Through its state-of-the-art clinical, research, drug development, and educational programs, the Center is becoming a world leader in:
- Prediction of cognitive impairment based on known and suspected risk factors
- Delay and prevention of cognitive impairment
- Recognition and diagnosis of dementia syndromes
- Treatment of cognitive symptoms
- Recognition and management of physical and behavioral complications
- Caregiver education and reduction of caregiver stress
- Leveraging community resources to benefit the cognitively impaired
Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry fellows will gain substantial expertise in all these areas, working with faculty in both Las Vegas and Cleveland. The fellowship’s faculty roster includes specialists in general and behavioral neurology, psychiatry, neuroradiology, geropsychiatry, movement disorders, social work, psychology, and neuro-ethics. Although dedicated to excellence in the clinic, our faculty members are all experienced researchers and educators.
In the first year of the fellowship, trainees will be supervised in the clinic during patient encounters. In the second year, fellows will discuss their follow-up cases in weekly meetings with attendings.
If you meet the following requirements:
Candidates must be board eligible and have successfully completed an ACGME-accredited neurology or psychiatry residency program in the United States or a RCPSC-accredited residency program in Canada. Candidates must have successfully passed USMLE Step 3 by the time of the application submission. Additionally, International Medical Graduates must be ECFMG certified in order to apply to our program.
Please submit the following documents for review.
If you experience technical difficulties completing the application, please contact Susan Farris at firstname.lastname@example.org or 702.778.7006 for Nevada applicants and Karen Walsh at email@example.com or 216.444.5539 for Ohio applicants.
- Your updated CV
- Three letters of recommendation (one from your residency or hospital director)
- Personal statement
- USMLE/COMLEX Score Reports
- Medical School Diploma
- All International Medical Graduates must submit a copy of their current ECFMG certificate and qualifying exam results.
- Download our Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry Fellowship Brochure
Contact PersonJagan Pillai, MD, PhD
Fellowship in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Karen Walsh, Program Coordinator
Living in Cleveland
Cleveland, an ethnically diverse, mid-sized city located on Lake Erie, features a host of cultural attractions, recreational activities, major sporting events and an exploding culinary scene. Cleveland is home to the second largest theater district in the U.S., a park system featuring 23,700 acres in 18 reservations, and is the birthplace of rock ’n’ roll, home to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Cleveland Clinic is located near the University Circle area, which is the cultural epicenter of Cleveland. This area features Severance Hall and the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Museum of Art, several other museums, and Case Western Reserve University. Downtown Cleveland, home to all major sports venues and an exploding culinary scene, is approximately two miles from Cleveland Clinic’s main campus.