The goal of the Neuro Critical Care Fellowship program is to produce well-rounded, caring physicians who are able to resuscitate and support the acutely-ill neurological patient.

Fellows work closely with neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, neurologists and emergency medicine physicians as well as other medical and surgical subspecialists. The program places emphasis on communication while keeping the primary team in the loop of all emergent issues in real-time. Upon completion of the fellowship, the fellow will be able to provide appropriate therapies to treat the primary injury, while minimizing secondary neurological injury and medical complications, as well as expedite and facilitate the patient’s transition to a recovery environment.

The primary teaching institute for this fellowship is University of Missouri Health Care’s University Hospital, which houses a 12-bed neuroscience intensive care unit with the latest technology.

Curriculum

The program is accredited by United Council for Neurological Subspecialties (UCNS). Applicants who have completed post-graduate training in neurosurgery or a post-graduate fellowship in anesthesia critical care, surgical critical care or internal medicine critical care with at least six months of critical care training will complete the fellowship program in no less than 12 months. Neurosurgery residents who are enrolled in a UCNS fellowship must complete the training in 12 consecutive months.

Applicants who have completed training in the specialties of neurology, general internal medicine, general surgery, and emergency medicine will complete the fellowship program in no less than 24 months.

Didactics

  • Daily
    • NSICU Morning Rounds
    • NSICU Stroke Rounds
  • Weekly
    • Neurology/Neurosurgery/Neuro-Oncology Grand Rounds
  • Monthly
    • Formal lecture on UCNS required topics (min 2x monthly)
    • Journal Club
  • Quarterly
    • Research Meeting
  • Annually
    • Sleep, Fatigue, and Stress Management

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants should apply through the SF Match Central Application Service (CAS).

    Support documents are required and should be directed to SFMatch

    • Complete and submit CAS application (online submission)
    • Current curriculum vitae

    Our Neuro Critical Care Team

    Niraj Arora, MD

    Niraj Arora, MD

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology

    Kathryn Qualls

    Kathryn Qualls

    Clinical Pharmacist Specialist

    Erin Stapleton

    Erin Stapleton

    Clinical Manager