Brain Injury Medicine Fellowship

Georgetown University Medical Center in conjunction with MedStar National Rehabilitation Network and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital offers an ACGME accredited one-year fellowship in brain injury medicine.

The fellowship will provide an additional year of training to develop skills necessary for the management of patients with traumatic brain injury, anoxic brain injury, stroke, brain tumors and other causes of acquired brain injury.  Fellows will be exposed to patients who require acute inpatient rehabilitation and long-term outpatient management. In addition to extensive experience on the inpatient rehabilitation units at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, the fellow has the opportunity to do rotations at both MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Georgetown in neurocritical care, neurorehabilitation and various neurological subspecialties. The fellow will have a year-long continuity clinic in which they will be able to manage patients with various degrees of disability and chronicity. There is substantial training in spasticity management and concussion evaluations and care.

The fellow will also have the opportunity to work closely and train with the neuropsychology staff and its postdoctoral candidates. Research is required during the one-year fellowship.

Beginning with applications for the 2017-18 academic year, we will participate in the National Brain Injury Match. See the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) website under “Rehabilitation Medicine Match” http://www.nrmp.org/fellowships/rehabilitation-medicine-match for additional details. We will not be participating in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) so please contact MedStar NRH directly to apply. The program is open to applicants who are board certified or board eligible in physical medicine and rehabilitation or neurology. For more information, please contact Dr. Michael Yochelson, Fellowship Program Director, or Sharon Canty, Program Coordinator at 202-877-1860 (Fax: 202-877-1855) or via email at NRHBrainFellowship@MedStar.net.