Neonatal Neurology

Fetal-Neonatal Neurology Fellowship Program

The Washington University School of Medicine/St. Louis Children’s Hospital Division of Child Neurology in St. Louis, Missouri is pleased to announce the availability of a 1-year fully-funded Fetal-Neonatal Neurology Fellowship. The position is available each year beginning July 1st.  Our next open position is for July 2019. Please submit applications by November of 2018. This non-ACGME accredited fellowship program is designed to meet the needs of child neurologists and neonatologists who are interested in advanced training for a clinical or academic career in Fetal-Neonatal Neurology. This program will provide outstanding clinical training and research opportunities in fetal-neonatal neurology and neonatal neurocritical care, preparing trainees for careers for clinical and/or academic medicine.

Training: The training program has been designed to comprehensively target several key areas: 1) inpatient and longitudinal outpatient clinical evaluation of neonates with neurological concerns; 2) fetal neurology including interpretation of fetal neuroimaging; 3) interpretation of bedside monitoring (e.g., aEEG and continuous EEG); 4) interpretation of conventional and advanced MRI techniques; and 5) neurogenetics. During the course of training, participants will gain valuable experience and expertise in the neonatal neurological examination, development of evidence-based approaches to neurological disorders in fetuses and neonates and understanding the sequelae of neonatal neurological concerns on long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes. Training will be supplemented by active participation in a comprehensive Fetal-Neonatal Neurology Educational Curriculum.

Environment: St. Louis Children’s Hospital is recognized as a center of excellence in clinical care and medical training. The 85-bed NICU at St. Louis Children’s Hospital provides care for more than 200 neonates with neurological concerns each year and is the largest therapeutic hypothermia center in the Midwest. The new Women’s and Infants Pavilion, scheduled to open during the 2017-2018 academic year, will increase the capacity of our NICU to more than 125 beds. The Fetal Care Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital cares for more than 25 fetuses with neurological concerns each year. In addition, St. Louis Children’s Hospital houses state-of-the-art MRI technology and all necessary equipment for imaging infants without sedating medications. Diagnostic electroencephalography (EEG) services are continuously available to ensure appropriate monitoring of at-risk infants.

Mentorship and Research: The Washington University School of Medicine hosts an active research program in Fetal-Neonatal Neurology. Active areas of investigation include neonatal neurocritical clinical care, fetal and neonatal brain imaging, neonatal neurophysiology, and neurodevelopmental outcomes in high-risk infant populations. Investigators include faculty members from the Departments of Neurology, Neonatology, Neuroradiology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry.

If interested, for application information please contact:

Bradley L. Schlaggar, M.D., Ph.D.

Email: schlaggarb@neuro.wustl.edu

Ernest and Jane G. Stein Professor of Developmental Neurology

Head, Division of Pediatric and Developmental Neurology

Director, Neonatal Neurology Fellowship Program

Neurologist-in-Chief, St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Washington University School of Medicine