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Neurocritical Care Fellowship

The Penn Neurocritical Care Program offers a 2-year fellowship based on the curriculum defined by the Neurocritical Care Society. Training occurs in the 22-bed NeuroICU at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the 20-bed NeuroICU at the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center under the supervision of 10 faculty neurointensivists.

Fellows rotate through the Trauma and Medical ICUs and the Acute Stroke Service. Electives are available in Neurosurgery, Anesthesia, Interventional Neurology, Neuroelectrophysiology, Neurosonology, Intraoperative Monitoring, Simulation Medicine, and Pediatric Intensive Care.

Fellows are trained in the diagnosis and management of patients with severe brain and spine trauma, subarachnoid hemorrhage, ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, neuromuscular and epilepsy emergencies, brain tumors, and central nervous system infections. Major teaching topics include the pathophysiology and treatment of severe brain injury, advanced neuromonitoring techniques, and fundamentals of medical and surgical critical care. The training equips fellows with core critical care skills including airway and ventilator management, cardiopulmonary support, and invasive bedside procedures. Fellows will participate in weekly didactic conferences on key topics in neurocritical care, general critical care, and stroke.

Fellows will be expected to develop an independent clinical or basic science research project with a faculty mentor and will participate in established clinical trials.

Upon completion of their training, fellows will be board-eligible in Neurocritical Care. To apply for a position, please refer to the instructions on the SF Match website ( as we participate in the SF Match Program.

Fellowship Director

Atul Kalanuria, MD, FACP

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology


Fellowship Coordinator

Matthew Puhak

3 West Gates Building
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 267-581-2989
Fax: 215-614-1927





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