Our one year, multidisciplinary clinical fellowship prepares the graduating neurology resident to practice and lead a multiple sclerosis center of excellence.

Our one-year fellowship includes didactic sessions covering all topics delineated in the AAN Multiple Sclerosis Fellowship Core Curriculum as well as a review of immunology.

The Duke Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Fellowship focuses on patient care in our multidisciplinary Multiple Sclerosis Clinic but the fellows also attend several other clinics including rheumatology, ophthamology, physical and occupational therapy, neurorehabilitation, neurosurgery, and urogynecology. These clinical experiences prepare the fellow to optimize care of MS patients in a multidisciplinary team.

Our clinic and inpatient practices focus on multiple sclerosis and other CNS inflammatory conditions including NMOSD, autoimmune encephalitis, neurosarcoidosis, and CNS manifestations of systemic disorders. The focus of the fellowship is clinical care, however our fellows participate in DREAMS – “Duke Research in Autoimmunity and MS” a coalition of MS researchers at Duke – and research opportunities abound. 

The Duke Neurology Department recognizes that diversity is a necessary component of its mission of world-class patient care, education, and research. Our program is committed to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive community where all members thrive in a welcoming and engaging environment. Read more about our diversity and inclusion efforts across the Department here.

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Thank you for your interest! Applications for our neuroimmunology and multiple sclerosis fellowship program are being accepted for the 2023-2024 academic year. 

The Duke Neurology Department typically accepts one neuroimmunology and multiple sclerosis fellow per year.

To apply, please send your CV, cover letter, and three letters of recommendation (including one from your program director) to Suma Shah, MD, fellowship director, at Suma.Shah@duke.edu, and Christine Berry, program coordinator, at Christine.Berry@duke.edu. You must be board certified/board eligible to be considered.


Amanda Cotton, RN, has two roles helping patients at Duke with multiple sclerosis (MS). Cotton helps newly diagnosed patients understand the disease and how they can find a way to live fulfilling lives with the condition.

Nathan “Troy” Tagg, MD, has been fascinated in both vision and the brain and nervous system since his first year of medical school. Now, he’s following both of those passions as a neuro-ophthalmologist and neuro-immunologist at Duke.

As a medical student, Paige Sutton, MD, received the following advice: choose a specialty where you won’t constantly check your watch waiting for the day to end. Sutton chose neurology and neuroimmunology in particular and has never looked back.

The first month of 2022 saw the publication of 18 new peer-reviewed journal articles from members of the Duke Neurology Department.