Neurocritical Care Fellowship

The Mount Sinai Neurocritical Care Fellowship is a two-year United Council of Neurological Subspecialties (UCNS) accredited program. The mission of our fellowship program is to train fellows to become excellent neurointensivists, clinically and academically, to provide dedicated interdisciplinary mentorship, and to groom them into future leaders who will advance the field of neurocritical care.

In our robust clinical and research programs, fellows will learn expert management of the full spectrum of neuro-emergencies, including cerebrovascular, status epilepticus, neurotrauma, neuroinfections, complex neurosurgical or combined neurosurgical and ENT cases, neuromuscular emergencies among others. They will also learn how to build on the fundamentals of critical care to prevent secondary neurological injuries and provide family centered care to improve outcomes in patients. Throughout their training, fellows will learn how to perform high-quality outcomes research.



Our Neurocritical Care Fellowship is geared towards providing you with the tools and mentoring needed to face clinical challenges of our evolving field. Whether in person or via multi-site medical video conferencing, we emphasize multidisciplinary, peer-to-peer, evidence based practice and learning via case based discussions, procedural simulations, traditional didactics, journal clubs, and Grand Round. Our Neurocritical Care fellows are continually engaged by rich conversations among medical peers, with a unique opportunity to acquire diverse training in neurocritical care via immersive subspecialty tracks.


Ultimately, our goal is to develop our fellows into well-rounded, exceptional and compassionate clinical neurointensivists, pioneers in advancing the field, and leaders in academia.

Learn more about our curriculum

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

Applications are available through San Francisco Match (SFMatch). All applicants must complete their residency training in Neurology, Neurosurgery, Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology, Surgery, Emergency Medicine, or Pediatrics before applying. The following needs to be included for your application:

  • SF Match application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation (one is required to be from your current program director)
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination transcripts
  • Head shot photo
  • International medical graduates must also provide a copy of your Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates certificate

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

Core Faculty:

Neha S. Dangayach, MD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Neurosurgery and Neurology
Director, Neurocritical Care Fellowship

Cappi C. Lay, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine

Jignesh S. Patel, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology

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

Zachary Hickman, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Director, Neurosurgery Department at Elmhurst Hospital Center

Interdisciplinary Faculty:

Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery and Neurology
Joshua B. Bederson, MD
Professor and System Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
Clinical Director, Neurosurgery Simulation Core

J Mocco, MS, MD
Professor and System Vice Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
Director, Cerebrovascular Center

Stanley Tuhrim, MD
Professor, Department of Neurology
Director, Mount Sinai Stroke Center

Johanna T. Fifi, MD
Associate Professor, Departments of Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Radiology
Associate Director, Cerebrovascular Center
Director, Endovascular Stroke Program

Christopher P. Kellner, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Director, Intracerebral Hemorrhage Program

Thomas J. Oxley, MD. PhD
Instructor, Department of Neurosurgery
Director, Innovation Strategy

Reade A. DeLeacy, MD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Neurosurgery and Radiology
Director, Neurointerventional Spine Program

Lara Marcuse, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology
Co-Director, Mount Sinai Epilepsy Program

Madeline Fields, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology
Co-Director, Mount Sinai Epilepsy Program

Jiyeon Yoo, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology

Critical Care Medicine
Roopa Kohli-Seth, MD
Professor, Department of Surgery
Director, Institute for Critical Care Medicine

Errol Gordon, MD (UCNS board certified)
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

Chitra Sivasankar, MD (UCNS board eligible)
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine

John Oropello, MD (UCNS board certified)
Professor, Departments of Surgery & Medicine

Samuel Acquah, MD, FCCP (UCNS board certified)
Associate Professor, Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
Director, Medical Critical Care Unit at The Mount Sinai Hospital

Adel Basilly Marcus, MD (UCNS board certified)
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery

Umesh K. Gidwani, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Director, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

Brain Tumor
Adilia Hormigo, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Neurology, Neurosurgery, & Medicine

Amy M. Chan, MD
Assistant Professor, Neurology, Neurosurgery, & Medicine

Raj K. Shrivastava, MD
Professor, Departments of Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology

Isabelle M. Germano, MD
Professor, Departments of Neurosurgery, Oncological Sciences, and Neurology

Kalmon D. Post, MD
Leonard I. Malis, MD / Corinne and Joseph Graber Professor of Neurosurgery, Professor, Departments of Oncological Sciences and Medicine

Anthony B. Costa, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Director, Sinai BioDesign

Eric K. Oermann, MD
Instructor, Department of Neurosurgery

Konstantinos Margetis, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Associate Director, Department of Neurosurgery at Elmhurst Hospital Center

Danilo Silva, MD
Assistant Professor and Chief, Department of Neurosurgery, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s
Director, Neurotrauma at Mount Sinai St. Luke's

Spine Surgery
Tanvir F. Choudhri, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

John M. Caridi, MD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Neurosurgery and Orthopaedics

Research is an integral part of the Neurocritical Care Fellowship Program. Every fellow will be encouraged to identify at least one academic project. Our strength is outcomes research in neurocritical care, stroke, critical care, critical care EEG, and clinical trials. For fellows interested in any clinical or basic science research area, we will encourage dedicated mentorship from experts across departments and institutes in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.


Neurosurgery Research
Neurology Research
Neurosciences Research