Program Overview

The Neuro-AIDS Fellowship consists of a one to two year training program in the neurologic complications of HIV. Clinical responsibilities include a weekly Neuro-AIDS clinic, and inpatient consults. Additional training in neuromuscular disorders and EMG is also available to the Neuro-AIDS fellow. Participation in educational activities is encouraged.

Type of Fellowship: Clinical Diagnosis and Research of Neurologic Complications of HIV

Research Opportunities

The fellow is also actively involved in a wide variety of research projects including both observational research in the Manhattan HIV Brain Bank ( and clinical trials of therapeutics for conditions such as HIV-associated dementia, PML, myelopathy, and distal sensory polyneuropathy.


David Simpson, MD, Professor of Neurology (Director)
Jessica Robinson-Papp, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology and Pathology
Susan Morgello, MD, Professor of Pathology and Neuroscience
Desiree Byrd, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pathology


Alejandra Gonzalez-Duarte, MD (2008)
Susama Verma, MD
Lydia Estanislao, MD

Application Information

  • Duration: One to two years
  • Start Date: July 1
  • Training Prerequisites: Completion of approved residency in neurology
  • Application Deadline: September 30
  • Approximate Final Decision Date: January 1


Contact Us

Coordinator/ Contact:
David M. Simpson, MD
Professor of Neurology (Director)
Send e-mail
Tel: 212-241-8748

The Mount Sinai Health System
One Gustave L. Levy Place
Box 1052
New York, NY 10029