The Department of Neurology at New York University School of Medicine offers an Autonomic Disorders Fellowship program accredited by the United Council for Neurological Subspecialties (UCNS).
Autonomic disorders is an emerging subspecialty that bridges the gap between neurology and internal medicine. This cutting-edge program at NYU provides 12-months of clinical training to learn how to diagnose and manage patients with autonomic dysfunction.
Fellows will encounter patients with neurodegenerative, neurodevelopmental, auto-immune and traumatic/acquired conditions that affect autonomic function. Fellows will learn to perform and interpret clinical neurophysiology tests used in the differential diagnosis of autonomic disorders. The fellowship program will also provide training in movement disorders, psychiatry, EMG, and sleep medicine – allowing fellows to develop expertize in managing common comorbidities in neurological illness.
Fellows will participate in clinical research and will be expected to present and publish original scientific work. They will play an active role in the current federally funded research projects awarded from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Successful candidates will have the opportunity to apply to extend their fellowship for a second year with intensive research training including designing and conducting clinical trials in orphan disorders.
The Autonomic Disorders fellowship program at NYU is under the direction of Horacio Kaufmann, MD, FAAN. The Dysautonomia Center provides both inpatient and outpatient care. The fellowship follows the curriculum outlined by the United Council for Neurological Subspecialties (UCNS).
Currently there is an opening for a fellow to join our team in July 2016. Fellows must have completed a neurology residency and hold a valid license to practice medicine in the State of New York. Interested applicants should send a resume, a letter of intent, and 2 references to: Lee-Ann.Lugg@nyumc.org. For enquires: 212-263-7225.
For more information: http://www.neurology.org/content/84/10/e73.full