Fellowship in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry at The Mount Sinai Hospital

Program Overview

The Division of Cognitive Health offers a one- or two-year fellowship in behavioral neurology. The fellowship program provides training in the management of patients with neurobehavioral disorders in the Department of Neurology. 

The Mount Sinai Division of Cognitive Health offers a rich clinical exposure to a variety of cognitive and neurodegenerative disorders including but not limited to Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment, vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia, primary progressive aphasia, Lewy body disease, normal pressure hydrocephalus, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and traumatic brain injury. Fellows also have exposure to cognitive disorders common in other neurological disorders, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and epilepsy.

Under one-to-one supervision with the Center for Cognitive Health faculty, fellows actively participate in the evaluation, diagnosis, and management of patients. Fellows have the opportunity to follow patients over the course of their illness and collaborate with other neurology subspecialties, psychiatry, neurosurgery, social work, neuropsychology, diagnostic neuroradiology, nuclear medicine, and the National Institute on Aging-Designated Alzheimer Disease Research Center based in the Department of Psychiatry. In addition, fellows are responsible for inpatient consultations, home visits, education of residents and medical students, and will participate in clinical trials and research projects.

Clinical Rotations

Felllows are provided with the opportunity to rotate in multiple services in the Mount Sinai Health System. The curriculum is flexible and is based on a fellow's background and interests. Some of the rotations include:

  • Geriatric psychiatry
  • Consultation liaison psychiatry
  • Sleep medicine
  • Pain and palliative care
  • Rehabilitation medicine
  • Neuroradiology
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Other neurological subspecialties

Following completion of the program, fellows are eligible to apply for the certification examination by the United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) in Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry. 

Research Opportunities

Many research opportunities exist at Mount Sinai. Throughout the course of the fellowship, fellows are encouraged, with faculty support, to pursue individual interests and either develop new research or become involved with current ongoing research. Our physicians work with the National Institute on Aging-Designated Alzheimer's Disease Center (ADRC) to conduct clinical research and are engaged in laboratory research to understand the causes of these disorders and develop novel therapies.

Faculty Members

Sam Gandy, MD, PhD

Georges Naasan, MD

Ana Pereira, MD

Tianxu Xia, MD

Application Information

To apply, click on this link for the application form and submit a copy of your curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a personal statement to the Program Director and the Program Coordinator. The fellowship begins on July 1 and we recommend you submit your application before January 1 of the year prior to starting. We conduct interviews with selected candidates soon after we receive the applications.