Our Neuro-Infectious Diseases/Autoimmune Neurology Fellowship is a joint program between the Department of Neurology and the Division of Infectious Diseases. It 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 fellowship at the University of Colorado Hospital from July 1 to June 30. We plan to have one to two fellows per year.
Our fellows will be trained in the diagnosis and management of various neuro-infectious diseases (e.g., bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic meningoencephalitis and myelitis) among both immunocompetent and immunocompromised (e.g., HIV/AIDS, transplant
patients) patients. They will work closely with our neuro-ID and general infectious disease faculty, and occasionally attend microbiology rounds.
Our fellows will also be trained in the diagnosis and management of various neuro-inflammatory and autoimmune neurologic diseases (e.g., autoimmune encephalitis, neurosarcoidosis, lupus, MOGAD, multiple sclerosis) and become very familiar with immunosuppressive
and immunomodulatory medications. They will work closely with our autoimmune neurology and MS/neuroinflammatory faculty. They will also learn about various laboratory diagnostic techniques and may be able to visit some laboratories with which we collaborate.
Finally, our fellows will be introduced to various public health process as the local city/county, state (CDPHE), and federal (CDC) levels.
After graduation, our fellows would be well-trained for a variety of academic or private practice neurology or infectious disease positions.
Our fellowship is particularly unique in that the University of Colorado Hospital serves as a main academic referral hospital for the entire Great Plains and Rocky Mountain Regions of the United States and is the closest hospital to the third busiest
international airport in the world (Denver International Airport). We see a lot of common and rare conditions from all around the globe!
Denver, Colorado, and the surrounding areas offers many outdoor and cultural activities. Whether you like skiing, hiking, eating amazing food, drinking craft beer, visiting cool museums, panning for gold and silver, watching bison and moose (and now wolves) from afar, cheering on the Colorado Rockies/Broncos/Avalanche/Nuggets/Rapids/Mammoth teams, seeing a concert at Red Rocks, or watching the cliff divers at Casa Bonita, there is plenty to see and do while training here!
Please have your complete application in by January 1, one and a half years prior to the desired fellowship start date (e.g., by January 1, 2025, for a July 1, 2026 start). We plan to review complete applications
beginning in December and conduct virtual interviews on a rolling basis throughout December and January. We plan to have final decisions and commitments by February.
Fellowship Position Status
2025-2026 – Complete applications due by January 1, 2024
2026-2027 – Complete applications due by January 1, 2025
|Daniel Smith, MD:
|Murtaza Khan, MD:
|University of Kansas
|Christine Gill, MD:
|University of Iowa
|Ronak Kapadia, MD:
|University of Calgary
|Kyle Coleman, MD, MS:
|Elizabeth Matthews, MD:
|University of Colorado
|Kelli Money, MD, PhD:
|UCHealth Memorial Hospital
|Rumyar Ardakani, MD:
|Paul Crane, MD: