Neuropathology Fellowship

Neuropathology Fellowship

Next Opening 2027-2029

This two-year ACGME-accredited fellowship provides broad and comprehensive training in surgical neuropathology, muscle and nerve biopsy and autopsy neuropathology. The University of Michigan Health System is a busy tertiary referral center, which generates over 100,000 surgical specimens annually including over 1,300 surgical neuropathology specimens, more than 300 muscle, and nerve biopsies, and CSF cytologic specimens in addition to a robust consultation service. We have a busy brain autopsy service with more than 100 brain examinations a year, including medical, medicolegal cases, neurodegenerative and pediatric cases. The broad range of clinical and research interests of the faculty provide fellows with extensive clinical experience and many opportunities to engage in collaborative research projects. In addition, fellows benefit from the diverse clinical and research activities within division, department, and medical school. The second year of the fellowship will be focused on identification and completion of a research project utilizing state of the art approaches to answer clinical, translational or cellular and molecular questions.



Candidates should be on track to complete training in Anatomic Pathology or Anatomic and Clinical Pathology before starting the fellowship. Alternatively, candidates interested in pursuing a combined program in Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology should contact the fellowship director.  Candidates must be US citizens, legal permanent residents (green card holders) or J1 visa holders. 

The U-M accepts degrees from colleges and universities listed on the link below. Candidates must have graduated from a medical school found on the approved list, affiliation with a school on the approved list is not sufficient.   Medical Schools Recognized by University of Michigan

The following list of osteopathic medical schools are also accepted American Osteopathic Medical School List


Applications are usually received 2 years in advance of the desired start date.

Fellowship applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until available positions are filled.  Applications will be reviewed once ALL required documents listed below are received:  

  • completed fellowship application
  • current CV
  • three letters of recommendation

Applications off cycle may be considered at the discretion of the program director if the position not filled and based on the applicant’s application package. Applications should be submitted online HERE.

Inquiries should be directed to:
Sandra Camelo-Piragua, MD
Fellowship Director, Neuropathology

The University of Michigan offers highly competitive salaries and tremendous benefits to our residents/fellows. An overview of salary, benefits and employment eligibility is available on the GME Office website, under “Prospective Residents/Fellows”.

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