Neuropathology Fellowship

The Neuropathology division offers a fellowship position in its ACGME-accredited two-year program in July 2019 and 2020.

We are committed to academic excellence in clinical service, research, and education. We supplement our robust clinical neuropathology services by internationally recognized programs in brain banking and a rich network of neuroscience research.

We accept one fellow each year, giving preference to those board-eligible in anatomic/clinical pathology who have completed two to three years of anatomic pathology training or are board eligible in neurology and have completed one year of anatomic pathology training. For a four year combined anatomic pathology/neuropathology track, which will be offered in 2017, we are looking for applicants who are graduating from medical school. The neuropathology fellowship is offered for a full two-year commitment.

Our program includes the annual examination of more than 1,200 surgical neuropathology specimens, close to 200 neuroautopsy specimens, and active neuropathology research opportunities. The program includes specialty rotations at the Mount Sinai Neuromuscular Lab and with the Department of Ophthalmology for ophthalmic pathology. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in New York, and Mount Sinai’s Alzheimer Disease Research Center (ADRC) Brain Bank and Manhattan HIV Brain Bank (MHBB) are also included in the program.


With the supervising neuropathology attendings, fellows actively supervise and sign out on the clinical neuropathology services and participate in brain and spinal cord removals and special peripheral nervous system dissections. You also attend brain cutting, neuroradiology and neurosurgery conferences, and joint neurosurgery/neuro-oncology/neuroradiology/neuropathology tumor board, and you participate in resident education in pathology and the departments of neurology and neurosurgery. Research opportunities within the division and in other allied departments are available in both years. We expect fellows to attend and present at annual national or 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 at the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC), The Manhattan HIV Brain Bank, and neuromuscular disorders.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis between July 1 and December 31. Inquiries and curriculum vitae should be addressed to:

Faye Francisco
Fellowship Programs Coordinator, Department of Pathology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1194
New York, New York 10029
Phone: 212-241-8465
Fax: 646-537-9681