Neurology &
Neurological Sciences

Stanford Behavioral Neurology Clinical Fellowship


Stanford Memory Disorders Center offers a 1 year Fellowship in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry for applicants who have completed a neurology or psychiatry residency. For details regarding the companion fellowship in psychiatry, click here. Fellows will receive comprehensive training in diverse aspects of cognitive impairment and degenerative diseases including: diagnosing neurobehavioral and neuropsychiatric syndromes, learning and understanding the structural and functional anatomy associated with relevant diseases, apply and implement appropriate neurobehavioral and neuropsychiatric assessments, and offering appropriate treatments. Common conditions seen are mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, Lewy body disease, progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal syndrome, primary progressive aphasia, and others. Fellows will also learn about current biomarkers for diagnosis and research.

Training is multidisciplinary with didactics or rotations from movement disorders, neuropathology, neuropsychiatry, neuropsychology, and basic scientists. Involvement in current ongoing research in functional neuroimaging, proteomics, neuro-inflammation, epidemiology, movement disorders, aging, or clinical trials are possible and encouraged.


Fellows participate in journal clubs, case conferences, clinic-pathological case presentations, and provide research assessments.


Applicants should send applications (link) with a CV, cover letter explaining your interest in the program and career goals, and 3 letters of recommendation to email listed below. Applicants should have completed a residency in neurology, be board-eligible, and have a California state medical license by the start of the fellowship.


Sharon J. Sha, MD, MS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director, Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry Fellowship

Michael Greicius, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Division Chief, Stanford Center for Memory Disorders

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