The program entails annual examination of over 1200 surgical neuropathology specimens, close to 200 neuroautopsy specimens, and active neuropathology research opportunities. Specialty rotations at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in New York, and Bronx VA Hospital Alzheimer Disease Research Center (ADRC) Brain Bank are also included in the program.
With the supervising neuropathology attendings, neuropathology fellows: actively supervise and sign out on the clinical neuropathology services; participate in brain and spinal cord removals and special peripheral nervous system dissections; attend brain cutting, neuroradiology and neuro oncology conferences; and participate in resident education both in pathology and the departments of neurology and neurosurgery. Research opportunities both within the division and in other allied departments are available in both years, with an expectation that fellows will attend and present at annual international neuropathology meetings.
There is a rich neuroscience research environment at Mount Sinai, and the division is affiliated with active clinical studies and brain banks in neurodegenerative disorders (the ADRC), HIV (The Manhattan HIV Brain Bank), and neuromuscular disorders.