Neurocritical Care Fellowship

The Mount Sinai Neurocritical Care Fellowship is a two-year training program accredited by the United Council of Neurological Subspecialties (UCNS). Our neurocritical care fellows are trained in the direct management of subarachnoid hemorrhage, acute subdural hematoma, large ischemic stroke, and intracerebral hemorrhage - placing a strong emphasis on multimodality neuromonitoring. Fellows also provide care for patients with neuromuscular conditions requiring ventilator support, status epilepticus, complicated postoperative neurosurgical and ENT patients, meningitis, and patients with encephalitis.

Fellows gain proficiency in ultrasound-guided central venous and arterial line placement, pulmonary artery (PA) catheter placement, lumbar puncture, endotracheal intubation, ventilator management, electroencephalogram (EEG) interpretation, and bronchoscopy. By the end of their training, fellows are expected to be competent in central line and arterial line placement, echocardiogram, ultrasound, endotracheal intubation, advanced airway management, bronchoscopy, and transcranial dopplers.

Additionally, we offer weekly critical care conferences, a statistics course, and research oriented didactics. Fellows spend time in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and complete a line service rotation. Elective time is available to pursue research interests or to rotate through other services such as neuroanesthesia, stroke, or the medical ICU.

There are several interdisciplinary conferences during the week that members of the Neurosurgery and Neurology Intensive Care Unit (NSICU) team attend. Quality assurance seminars are presented once a month during Neurosurgery Grand Rounds and during Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) Grand Rounds.

Our fellowship training program accepts two new fellows per year. The fellows for 2017 are as follows.

Kaitlin Reilly, MD
Princeton University, New Jersey, AB
Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Jersey, MD
New York Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center, New York, Internal Medicine Internship
New York Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center, New York, Neurology Residency

Pavis Laengvejkal, MD
Prince of Songkla University, Thailand, MD
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Internal Medicine Internship
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Neurology Residency

Spyridoula Tsetsou, MD
University of Athens School of Health Sciences, MD
Internal Medicine Department, EHC Hospital, Morges, Switzerland, Internal Medicine
Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV), Switzerland, Neurology Residency

Ali Ezzati, MD
Shahid Beheshti (National) University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, MD
Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, Internal Medicine Internship
Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, Neurology Residency

Applications are available through the Central Application Services (CAS). All applicants must complete their residency training in Neurology, Neurosurgery, Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology, Surgery, Emergency Medicine, or Pediatrics before applying. A copy of your curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation should be included in your application.

Our world renowned faculty members offer a broad range of teaching experiences in a multidisciplinary setting for fellows, providing experience in direct patient management.

Neha S. Dangayach, MD
Assistant Professor
Departments of Neurosurgery and Neurology

Rupendra Swarup, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurosurgery
Director, Neuro-ICU, Mount Sinai West

Jignesh S. Patel, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology