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Neurology

Neuro-Critical Care Fellowship

A picture of what an ICU room looks like at Tufts Medical Center's Neuro ICU in Boston.The Neuro-Critical Care Fellowship at Tufts Medical Center in Boston is a two year, UCNS-accredited fellowship in preparation for sub-specialization in the care and management of patients in neurointensive care as well as clinical research, education, and quality improvement practices. 

We believe in providing our fellows with a broad and balanced clinical training involving neurointensive care, including intracranial physiology, ICU medicine and bedside procedures. 

The Neuro-Critical Care Unit (NCCU) at Tufts Medical Center is a combined 15-bed Neurosciences Critical Care Unit and Neurosciences Intermediate Care Unit that opened in March, 2011. Since its inception, the primary goal of the NCCU has been to provide state-of-the-art multidisciplinary care for patients but also focus on support and education of the families of patients.

We offer one fellowship position each year for a 24 month training period. This fellowship is part of the San Fransico Match.

We are interested in helping you develop your career as a Neurointensivist in any setting, but we have the resources, experience, and interest in helping you develop an academic career pathway if that is your calling.

We have several Neurologists, Neurosurgeons, and colleagues in associated departments who are interested in having fellows lead research projects and provide mentorship for the development of your own areas of research. We can also provide guidance and mentorship regarding activities related to quality improvement and education. 


Our Neurology team is always looking for ways to improve medicine. Right now, our researchers are studying neuromuscular diseases, stroke, and fatigue in patients with high grade glioma. To view all of our on going research, visit our webpage.

The fellowship provides a salary commensurate with the PGY level, adjusted by the hospital if needed for cost of living. The fellow has 4 weeks of paid vacation and is encouraged to attend at least one academic conference per year. The program also offers various benefits on education expenses, that can be further provided upon request.

Additional policies: 

All fellowship activities will be supervised by a Neurology attending. Moonlighting is acceptable, given the fellow stays within the Duty Hour requirements.  

Please review the GME Application website for a full list of policies, including current stipends >

The Neuro ICU team smiling in the Neuro ICU at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.

Neurology Faculty

David E. Thaler, MD, PhD, Chairman

Joshua Kornbluth, MD, Neurology Critical Care, Medical Director – The Michael Neely Neurosciences Critical Care Unit

Lester Y. Leung, MD, , Quality & Safety Director

Deborah Green-LaRoche, MD, Neurology Critical Care, Director of Clinical Research

Xuemei Cai, MD, Neurology Critical Care

Joel Oster, MD, Attending Neurologist, Epileptology

Associated Faculty

Adel Malek, MD, PhD, Chief of Neurovascular Surgery

James Kryzanski, MD, Chief of Spine Surgery, Surgical Director NCCU

Daniel Do-Dai, MD, Chief of Neuroradiology

Neel Madan, MD, Neuroradiology

Zachary W. Bohart, MD, Neuro-Rehabilitation

Penny Liu, MD, Neuroanesthesiology

Interested applicants should contact Education Manager, Crys Draconi, C-TAGME.