General Neurology and Neuro-epidemiology

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Welcome to the Fellowship Training Program in General Neurology and Neuro-epidemiology.

Our Program

The Divisions of General Neurology and Neurology Clinical Outcomes Research and Population Science (NeuroCORPS) are pleased to jointly offer a two-year Fellowship in General Neurology and Neuro-epidemiology. Our Fellows will gain expertise in outpatient general clinical neurology while obtaining additional training in the techniques and methodologies of epidemiologic research and biostatistics. The Division of General Neurology provides outpatient care for all neurological problems to those from the local community, New York City, the tri-state area, the United States, and the world. In addition to providing expert and comprehensive clinical care, members of the division are core educators of students and residents. Approximately 20%-30% of this Fellowship program is dedicated to clinical training and 70-80% is dedicated to research training, including structured, graduate level, didactic course work in epidemiology and biostatistics, leading to an MS degree from Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health (recommended but not required). Topics for research activity could include any area of clinical neurology, including outcomes and health services research. Trainees will exit the program with valuable research and clinical skills expertise. For additional information on the neuro-epidemiology component, please also see the description of the NIH T32 Neuro-Epidemiology Training Program.

Requirements and Eligibility

  • Will have completed a Neurology residency
  • US citizenship or green card holder (NIH requirement)
  • Have or eligible for a New York State medical license


  • Applicants will apply by submitting a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a personal statement of interest.
  • Applications will be evaluated, and interviews will be granted on a rolling basis, as applications are received.


J. Kirk Roberts, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology at CUMC

Fellowship Faculty

General Neurology


  • Joshua Z. Willey, MD, MS (Principle Investigator)
  • Faculty for this program include a large number of researchers from the neurology and epidemiology departments at Columbia