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Program Overview

This fellowship has been in existence since 1999 and combines training in clinical care, as well as in basic and clinical research in the fields of Neuro-HIV and Neuro Infectious Diseases. Our aim is to help young neurologists become independent clinician scientists and future leaders of this emerging sub-specialty.

This 2-3 years fellowship is open to board eligible or certified neurologists in the US, or to foreign-trained neurologists with a valid ECFMG certificate. Fellows will participate to the outpatient clinic of the HIV/Neurology Center under the direct supervision of Dr Koralnik.

They will learn how to care for HIV-infected patients presenting with neurological disorders, and for patients with a variety of Neuro Infectious Diseases. They will have the opportunity to participate to didactic teaching conferences at BIDMC and Harvard Medical School.

Fellows will also participate in clinical and basic science research projects and will be integrated in the dynamic research group of the Koralnik Laboratory. They will have the opportunity to learn how to prepare IRB protocols, and how to design and conduct clinical research studies. They will be able to participate to a variety of ongoing basic research studies in the laboratory, and will be trained in cutting edge techniques of neurovirology, molecular biology, cellular immunology and histology relevant to their projects. Fellows will also be trained in manuscript preparation and grant writing. They will be mentored in submitting a grant application to National or International funding agencies.


Current Program Fellows

  • Shruti Agnihotri, MD, HIV/Neurology Fellow
  • Spyridon Chalkias, MD, Infectious Disease Fellow
  • Omar Siddiqi, MD, Instructor in Neurology (working in Zambia)

Program Alumni

  • 1999-2004 Renaud Du Pasquier, MD (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • 2003-2005 Marco Lima, MD, PhD (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil)
  • 2005-2007 Francisco Bernal, MD (Bogota, Colombia)
  • 2008-2012 Sarah Gheuens, MD
  • 2012-2013 Michael Khoury, MD

Application Process

Please send your CV, and a cover letter stating your interest for this fellowship, your long term career goals, and the full contact information of three references to:

Igor Koralnik, MD
Director, HIV/Neurology Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
E/CLS - 1005
330 Brookline ave
Boston, MA, 02215
Phone: 617-735-4460
Fax: 617-735-4527

Selected applicants will be invited for an interview. Start date of the fellowship is flexible. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply at least 9 months prior.

Contact Information

HIV/Neurology Center
Confidential Line
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA 02215