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Neuro-Infectious Diseases/Neuroimmunology Fellowship

Department of Neurology and Division of Infectious Diseases

Our Neuro-Infectious Diseases/Neuroimmunology Fellowship is a joint program between the Department of Neurology and the Division of Infectious Diseases, and is open to both neurologists and infectious disease physicians who wish to learn more about neuro-infectious and neuro-inflammatory conditions. It is a one-year clinical Neuro-Infectious Diseases/Neuroimmunology Fellowship at the University of Colorado Hospital from July 1 to June 30.


Our fellow will be trained in the diagnosis and management of various neuro-infectious diseases (e.g., bacterial, viral, fungal, parasitic meningoencephalitis and myelitis) among both immunocompetent and immunosuppressed (e.g., HIV/AIDS, transplant patients) patients. They will also be trained in the diagnosis and management of neuro-inflammatory diseases (e.g., autoimmune encephalitis, sarcoid, lupus, multiple sclerosis), and become very familiar with immunosuppressive and immunomodulatory medications. Finally, they will be introduced to public health processes at the local, state, and national levels. After graduation, our fellow would be well-trained for a variety of academic or private neurology or infectious disease positions.

​Here are some neuro-infectious/neuro-inflammatory conditions our fellow has diagnosed, managed and/or researched:
​Zika virus disease ​Epidural spinal abscess ​Neuromyleitis optica
​VZV encephalitis ​Subdural empyema ​Multiple sclerosis
​EBV encephalitis ​Neurosyphilis ​Erdheim-Chester CNS disease
​HHV-6 encephalitis ​Coccidiodes meningitis ​CNS lymphoma
​HIV encephalitis ​Cryptococcus meningitis ​Guillain-Barre syndrome
​HIV dementia ​Nocardia meningoencephalitis ​Acute flaccid myelitis
​Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) ​Aspergillus meningoencephalitis ​Transverse myelitis
​West Nile virus meningoencephalitis ​Tuberculosis meningitis ​Central pontine myelinolysis
​West Nile virus acute flaccid paralysis ​Neurocysticercosis ​Rapidly progressive dementia
​Haemophilus influenzae meningitis ​CNS Toxoplasmosis ​Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD)
​Streptococcus pneumoniae meningitis ​Autoimmune encephalitis (e.g., NMDA, GAD-65, VGKC) ​Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES)
​Enterobacter meningitis ​Neurosarcoidosis ​Leukoencephalopathy NOS
​Gamella endocarditis resulting in stroke ​Lupus cerebritis ​​HSV encephalitis
​Chikungunya virus disease
Denver, Colorado, offers many outdoor and cultural activities. Whether you like skiing, hiking, drinking craft beer, visiting museums, or going to games, there is plenty to see and do while training here!

We expect to fill our Neuro-Infectious Diseases/Neuroimmunology Fellowship slot 12–18 months ahead of time, but we will accept applications on a rolling basis until our Neuro-Infectious Diseases/Neuroimmunology Fellowship position has been filled.

To apply, please contact:
Alina Rich, Program Coordinator
Department of Neurology, University of Colorado Denver
Mailstop B182, 12700 East 19th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045
Phone: 303.724.5899  

Please include in your application proof of residency completion, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, copies of USMLE scores (steps 1, 2, and 3), ECFMG certification (if applicable), and a personal statement on how this Neuro-Infectious Diseases/Neuroimmunology Fellowship will fit in with your career goals.

All applicants for non-ACGME Fellowship programs must be eligible for and must obtain a full Colorado medical license prior to the start of the fellowship program.