UCSF MS and Neuroinflammation Center

Institution/Department Address (with email/phone/fax): 675 Nelson Rising Lane, San Francisco, CA  94153

Primary contact for training information (name, address, fax (if different than above) and email): Jeffrey Gelfand, 675 Nelson Rising Lane, SF, CA  94153, Email: jeffrey.gelfand@ucsf.edu; Fax: 415-353-2633  Phone: 414-353-2069

Brief information on program: The UCSF MS and Neuroinflammation Center offers Clinician and Clinician Scientist (Clinical, Translational, Basic) Training Fellowship pathways. Fellowships run from 1 to 3 years. The UCSF MS and Neuroinflammation Center provides expert, subspecialty-level, multidisciplinary care for patients with MS and other inflammatory neurological disorders. Fellows will receive extensive training in clinical evaluations and paraclinical testing related to diagnosis and care of these disorders in a superbly equipped environment that serves a diverse patient population. Fellows also participate in ongoing clinical trials of promising agents for MS. Fellows actively participate in our weekly MS Center clinical conferences, journal clubs, clinical educational sessions based on a formal curriculum on the fundamentals and state-of-the-art MS and neuroimmunological care. Fellows focusing on clinical research projects will obtain hands-on training in observational and interventional clinical research related to MS and neuroimmunology, including participation in clinical trials testing new agents, under the mentorship of expert faculty in clinical research. Fellows are encouraged to obtain formal training in epidemiology, biostatistics and research methods. Fellows focusing on basic science projects will obtain hands-on training in the wet and/or computational laboratory under the mentorship of experienced principal investigators in the research unit.  Requirements:  MD or equivalent; board certified or board eligible in neurology or pediatric neurology, eligible for a CA medical license.

Types of training programs: Fellowship, Other

How many fellows/residents per year: 2-4

Area/s of Training: Multiple Sclerosis, Neuroimmunology

What aspects: Demyelinating diseases (MS, NMO, Etc.), Neuro-rheumatology, Paraneoplastic, Encephalitis, Peripheral Neuroimmunology, Vasculitis, Autoimmune Epilepsy

Fellowship program structure: Clinical, Research-based

Is On-call duty and/or general clinic participation required?: No

Additional training: Required/Offered: Pathology, Neuro-ophthalmology, Neuro-urology, Neuro-radiology, Electrophysiology, Neuro-rehabilitation,

Visa Sponsorship?: No

Approved by Institution’s ACGME office?: No

Is independent funding required for Fellows?:  No

Additional information: Applicants should submit a CV and a description of their training and career development goals to the Director of the Fellowship program, Dr. Jeffrey Gelfand, MD, via email at Jeffrey.Gelfand@ucsf.edu.  We begin to offer interviews 12-18 months in advance of the start dte and encourage applicants to contact us as soon as possible to discuss their interest.