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Neurohospitalist Fellowship

The Neurohospitalist Medicine fellowship is a one- or two-year fellowship program designed to train future leaders in academic neurohospitalist medicine. The core objectives are to increase medical knowledge and skills related to high complexity neurologic cases referred to tertiary centers, team management and leadership, medical education and healthcare quality and safety. Neurohospitalists leverage additional knowledge and skills in the domains of informatics, systems of care, quality improvement and medical economics to provide neurology care that is not only appropriate from a disease perspective, but is also allocated and delivered safely and efficiently.  Fellows are predominantly trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH).



Clinical rotations are divided throughout the year in 2-4 week blocks including neurology general inpatient, neurology consults, stroke inpatient, neurocritical care, and electives.

The goal of the program is to prepare the fellow for independent practice as a neurohospitalist.



All trainees will select a focus track in one of three domains for additional advanced training: (1) healthcare quality and patient safety, (2) health services and outcomes research, or (3) clinical research. The department will support fellows in completing a graduate certificate program through the NU Graduate School in one of these three domains, and will seek to integrate the experience with either a NMH-based quality improvement project or a focused clinical research project.

Fellows are expected to complete at least one project during their training. They are also encouraged to present their data at a national meeting and author either an original manuscript, review article or book chapter during their fellowship.

 Diversity & Inclusion

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine seeks to attract inquisitive, motivated fellows and is committed to providing them with every opportunity for success. We encourage a diverse and inclusive work environment that allows each trainee to achieve their personal goals.

For more information on Northwestern’s commitment to diversity, please see the Feinberg School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

The Neurosciences Health, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (HEDI) Committee was developed to foster a culture of diversity and inclusion in the Neurosciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Learn more about our work.


Candidates must have completed a residency program in neurology accredited in the United States or Canada.

Residents are selected for the neurohospitalist fellowship from eligible applicants based upon their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills and personal qualities. No discrimination is made based upon sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability or veteran status. Approximately half of the eligible applicants are invited for personal interviews.

 How to Apply

Complete the GME application and collect the following documents:

  • Three letters of recommendation (one should be from your neurology residency program director)
  • CV
  • Personal statement
  • A copy of your state-of-residency (temporary or permanent) medical license
  • Copy of official USMLE Step/Scores I, II & III

Please submit the completed application and all required documents to our Application Portal.

Interviews for positions are by invitation only. We are partnering with other neurohospitalist fellowships to adhere to an agreed upon set of dates for offers and acceptances. The goal is to allow candidates the time and opportunity to consider multiple programs and for programs to visit with multiple candidates.

The date of first offers for fellowship positions beginning July 2025 is May 6, 2024. To be considered for an offer at that date, please have all application materials submitted no later than March 31, 2024. We will accept late applications provided we have a position remaining to fill.

Meet the Fellows

Dan Jia, MD

Contact Us

Matthew Maas, MD

Neurohospitalist Fellowship Director

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Gorden Rhutasel

Fellowship Coordinator

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Jocelynn V Alfonso

Program Assistant 4

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Physician-Scientist Training & Resources

We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and formal training programs to help our residents and fellows excel as physician-scientists. Explore all of the resources and hear from housestaff who are making research a major part of their career development plans.


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