The Fellowship in Neuro-Oncology is a UCNS accredited one year fellowship based in the Rose Ella Burkhardt Brain Tumor Center (BBTC) that focuses on primary and metastatic brain tumors as well as the effects of cancer treatments. Fellows who graduate from the program will have the knowledge and skills to detect, and treat tumors affecting the nervous system as well as their complications. Other responsibilities and privileges will include participation in tumor board, research studies, and teaching students of medicine and allied health sciences. The Fellowship is intended for graduates of neurology, and medical oncology residencies. In order to apply to our program candidates must have successfully completed an ACGME-accredited residency program in the United States or a RCPSC-accredited residency program in Canada in one of the following specialties: Adult Neurology, Child Neurology, Neurological Surgery, Internal Medicine, or Medical Oncology. International Medical Graduates must have received a currently valid ECFMG certificate in order to apply to our program

Application Process

Application Process

Interested candidates can apply for this fellowship by first registering with the SF Match followed by submitting the following documentation to the program:

  • Fellowship Application
  • CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Letter from Residency Program Director in lieu of Dean’s Letter
  • At least two letters of recommendation from physicians whom have supervised you in a clinical setting
  • USMLE/COMLEX Score Reports
  • Medical School Diploma
  • Certified copy of your currently valid ECFMG certificate (applicable for International Medical Graduates only)

Contact Person

  • Manmeet Ahluwalia, MD
    Professor, Miller Family Endowed Chair in Neuro-Oncology
    Head of Operations, Director, Brain Metastasis Research Program
    Rose Ella Burkhardt Brain Tumor & Neuro-Oncology Center
    Taussig Cancer Center – CA-51
    Cleveland Clinic 
    9500 Euclid Ave.
    Cleveland, OH 44195
    Phone: 216.444.6145
    Fax: 216.444.0924
Clinical Fellows

Clinical Fellows

Outstanding patient care, education of those who serve and research are the three goals the Department of Neurology strives to achieve. As a part of that overall commitment to education, below are the recognized current neurology fellows who value the importance of providing the highest quality of medical care.

2017-2018 Clinical Fellows

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Sushma Bellamkonda, MD
Medical School: Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trichur, Kerala, India
Residency: Neurology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee