A two-year approved clinical training program is offered to qualified candidates with an MD degree and a two-year background in Anatomic Pathology or Neurology. First-year fellows are responsible for approximately 240 brain autopsies and over 1,100 surgical cases, nerve, and muscle biopsies. Second-year fellows supervise junior fellows and are exposed to ongoing research projects in the Division, the Department, and the Medical Center.

The NP fellowship training program includes the use of many specialized techniques including fluorescence in situ hybridization, electron microscopy, next generation sequencing, and other molecular approaches. State-of-the-art cellular and molecular approaches are applied in fully equipped laboratories occupying approximately 13,000 sq. ft. The Department supports research (postdoctoral) training for AP/NPs beyond the second year of the NP fellowship for individuals interested in pursuing a research-intensive career. The program has a 100% success rate for its AP/NP residents who have applied for K08 career development award from the NIH.


MD degree and a 2-year background in Anatomic Pathology (as part of an AP/NP program) or a 3-year background in Anatomic Pathology (completion of an AP-only program) or a 2-year background in Neurology.


Mentorship is provided by ten highly experienced diagnostic neuropathologists, neurobiologists and computational biologists:

Zisssimos Mourelatos, MD, Director, Neuropathology
(microRNAs, piRNAs, RNA-mediated gene expression regulation) 
Brian Harding, MD, PhD 
(Pediatric neuropathology)
Edward B. Lee, MD, PhD
(Neurodegenerative diseases, Alzheimer Disease and metabolic syndrome, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 
Virginia Man-Yee Lee, PhD
(Cellular and molecular studies of neurodegenerative diseases) 
Kelvin Luk, PhD
(Parkinson’s Disease; prionoids)
MacLean Nasrallah, MD, PhD
(Neuropathology and genetics of brain tumors)
Mariarita Santi-Vicini, MD
(Pediatric neuropathology, muscle pathology) 
Gerard Schellenberg, PhD
John Q. Trojanowski, MD, PhD
(Cellular and molecular studies of neurodegenerative diseases)
Li-San Wang, PhD