The Duke Department of Neurology's Neurocritical Care Fellowship program trains neurointensivists with an emphasis on broad based training in critical care and creating future leaders of neurocritical care.

Our Neurocritical Care Fellowship program trains academic-minded neurointensivists with an emphasis on superb clinical training and future career planning. It is accredited by UCNS and have applied for ACGME accreditation. Our program accepts 3 fellows per year. 

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.

“I will always be thankful to Duke and, in particular, the Neurocritical Care faculty and staff for providing me with such an amazing fellowship experience. The kindness and patience I received was unparalleled. They went above and beyond to help me meet both my educational and research goals, with phenomenal mentorship. In light of the training that I received, I graduated the program feeling confident in my skills as a neurointensivist and was prepared to be an attending physician. Duke will always have my gratitude.” - Rana Moosavi, MD, NCC Fellow 2018-2020

The Duke Neurocritical Care Fellowship trains neurointensivists with an emphasis on broad based training in critical care and creating future leaders of neurocritical care, with options for 12 and 24-month fellowships. Both options are accredited through the United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties at present and the program has applied for additional accreditation with the ACGME.

The 24-month program is intended for those who have completed clinical training in Neurology, Emergency Medicine, or Internal Medicine. The 12-month program is intended for those who have completed neurosurgery residency or post-graduate fellowship training in anesthesia critical care, or surgical critical care.

The fellowship fosters the transition to attending-level role while providing “hands-on” critical care experience. Fellows complement their critical care training with an ideal of mix of time spent in the NeuroICU as well as Surgical ICU, and Medical ICU at the Duke University Hospital and general critical care ICU at Duke Regional Hospital. They also have a broad array of off-service rotations and electives to choose from. Besides clinical rotations, fellows have 25% of their time protected to develop research projects of their choice, and are very well supported in their academic endeavors with individually tailored mentorship and a large number of available resources at Duke including Duke Clinical Research Institute and Duke AHEAD.

All our fellows work with a team of diversely trained 12 neurointensivists from the Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Emergency Medicine, and Anesthesiology. A unique aspect of our fellowship is the diverse skillsets of our attendings from this various training background. Several of our faculty members leads active research programs in translational as well as clinical research. Additionally, a team of neurology residents, neurosurgery and anesthesia interns, and 20 critical care nurse practitioners staff the Neuroscience ICU 24 hours a day.

Duke has outstanding neurosurgeons and neurointerventionalists with large caseloads. The Neurosurgery Department, which includes more than 35 neurosurgeons, ranks amongst the top Neurosurgical departments in the country. Our team works closely with faculty from the Department of Neurosurgery, and has primary responsibility for all patients within the NeuroICU. Since 2020 the NeuroICU has moved to the newly opened state-of-the-art Duke Central Tower.

Duke University Hospital is an internationally known tertiary- and quaternary-care academic medical center with 957 inpatient beds and 51 operating rooms. Duke is a Level-1 trauma center and comprehensive stroke center. U.S. News & World Report has consistently named Duke University Hospital as the top ranked hospital in the state of North Carolina.

 

Neurocritical Care Fellowship Rotations 1st Year Fellow 2nd Year Fellow
Neuro ICU 21

23

Duke University Hospital SICU 4 4
Durham Regional Hospital ICU 4 4
Duke University Hospital MICU 0 4
Elective 17 19
Vacation 4 4
  • There is no home call or night float during the fellowship
  • The fellowship schedule is structured to allow graduated responsibilities and 2nd year fellows will be rounding independently with attending feedback.

The Neurocritical Care Fellowship program is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year. Applications should be made via SFMatch. This site contains important deadline dates to review before applying.

Applicants should review the employment requirements for all Duke graduate medical education trainees at this page. Applicants who do not qualify for employment cannot be ranked.

For questions about the Neurocritical Care Fellowship program, contact Program Coordinator Christine Berry at Christine.Berry@duke.edu or 919-613-0314.

First-Year Fellows

Neurocritical Care Fellow
Neurocritical Care Fellow

Second-Year Fellows

Neurocritical Care Fellow
Neurocritical Care Fellow
Neurocritical Care Fellow

Recent News

Members of the Duke Neurology Department contributed to 12 new peer-reviewed journal articles published this September.

Michael Morris, MD, first found himself drawn to neurology shortly after starting his clinical rotations as a medical student. Later, he decided to specialize in neurocritical care after experiencing the acuity and hands-on nature of the specialty.

Members of the Duke Neurology Department contributed to eight articles and two correspondence letters published in peer-reviewed journals this July.

Cherith Godwin comes from a family of nurses, but hesitated to enter the field herself. Fortunately, she reconsidered and is now a member of our neurocritical care team in our neuro intensive care unit (Neuro ICU).

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Shreyansh Shah, MD
Director, NCC Fellowship Program
Phone: 919-681-3801
E-mail: Shreyansh.Shah@duke.edu

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Christian Hernandez, MD
Associate Director, NCC Fellowship Program
E-mail: Christian.E.Hernandez@duke.edu

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Cina Sasannejad, MD
Associate Director, NCC Fellowship Program
E-mail: Cina.Sasannejad@duke.edu