Neurocritical Care Fellowship

This program is designed to provide comprehensive training in the care and management of critically-ill neuroscience patients. General critical care experience is complemented by rotations in other intensive care units. Close clinical collaboration with the vascular and endovascular programs as well as the neurosurgical service is expected.


Fellows are required to execute at least one research project a year. By the fourth month of the fellowship year fellows are expected to identify their projects and to select faculty mentors. Fellows formally present their projects at a year-end research symposium in May. Active epidemiological, clinical, and basic science projects focused on cerebrovascular diseases provide opportunities for research.


There are regular didactic and case conferences which are attended by all fellows in the program. See the Program Manual for details.

Department and Faculty

This fellowship joins the Department of Neurology’s other graduate training programs that have continuously graduated neurology and subspecialty trainees since the 1940s. Among the significant strengths of our program are (i) the range and depth of the clinical experience provided at several teaching hospitals (Hennepin County Medical Center and University of Minnesota Medical Center for the Neurocritical Care program); (ii) the commitment of the full-time faculty at each of these hospitals to teaching, patient care and scholarship; and the focus on both clinical and basic research in a diverse neuroscience community.

Neurocritical Care Faculty

  • R.A. Reshi, MD (Program Director)
  • David C. Anderson, MD
  • Oladi Bentho, MD
  • Mustapha Ezzeddine, MD
  • Kamakshi Lakshminarayan, MD, PhD
  • Ben Miller, MD
  • Ramu Tummala, MD

Duration of Fellowship: 2 years
Number of Fellows per Year: Two spots, one accepted each year

Requirements and Application Procedures

Applicants must have completed an ACGME-accredited residency in neurology and be board eligible. Applicants from accredited neurosurgery, emergency medicine, internal medicine, anesthesiology or surgery programs will also be considered. Prior to submitting an application please email our fellowship coordinator to ensure that a position is open for the start date you have in mind.

Qualified applicants should submit the following through the San Francisco Match’s Central Application Service (CAS) by February 15th (16 months ahead of the fellowship start date):

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A personal statement of interest in this subspecialty
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty/mentors on letterhead with signature
  • Copy of UMSLE or COMLEX official score reports
  • A copy of your current ECFMG certificate (for International Medical Graduates)
  • Visa status (except in rare instances only J-1 visas sponsored by ECFMG are accepted)

Competitive applicants will be invited to visit the University of Minnesota for an interview with the Program Director and selected faculty members. Interviews are conducted in March/April.

Contact Information
Cathie Witzel, Fellowship Coordinator
Email: witz0007@umn.edu
Phone: 612-625-1969
FAX: 612-624-0687, Attn: Cathie.

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