University of Colorado Neuroimmunology Fellowship Program
Program Director: Robert Gross, MD
Associate Program Director: Andrew Wolf, MD
Our section's fellowship program is focused on providing trainees the clinical and research skills to become leaders in neuroimmunology. We are supported in these endeavors by our partner organization the Rocky Mountain MS Center.
Clinical training is focused on the care of patients with multiple sclerosis and other central nervous system inflammatory diseases including NMOSD, MOGAD, autoimmune encephalitis, and neuro-rheumatological conditions. The Rocky Mountain MS Center at the University of Colorado Hospital is a National MS Society Center for Comprehensive Care and serves as a referral center for patients from throughout the Mountain West. We also see patients at Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center.
We have a long history of training neuroimmunology specialists and have partnered across our institution to provide comprehensive multidisciplinary training in related fields including neuroinfectious diseases, neuro-otology, urology, neuroradiology, neuro-ophthalmology, and rehabilitation medicine. The section has an active research program encompassing clinical trials, translational biomarker and imaging studies, and basic immunology and neuroscience. The fellowship also has a comprehensive didactics program including institutional case conferences, journal club, topical lectures, and participation in national programs.
For more information about our fellowship program, please contact: Neurology-Fellowships@cuanschutz.edu
We offer 1-year or 2-year post-residency fellowships focused on multiple sclerosis and other central nervous system inflammatory diseases. Opportunities exist for clinical training with focus on adult or pediatric neuroimmunology along with development of clinical research skills.
Over the course of the fellowship, fellows participate in patient care in multiple venues. Training occurs at the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center (RMR), Denver Health Medical Center (DH, our county's public hospital), and Children's Hospital Colorado (CHCO). At UCH, fellows see patients in clinics supervised by recognized experts in multiple sclerosis and other neuroimmunological conditions, and can also rotate with neuroinfectious diseases, urology, neuro-ophthalmology, neuroradiology, neuro-otology, and rehabilitation medicine. UCH serves as a neurology referral center for the Mountain West. UCH also has a wide variety of challenging neuroimmunological cases seen in the inpatient setting and fellows can provide valuable consultations to the inpatient neurology services. At RMR, there is a multiple sclerosis focused clinic each week and fellows gain special expertise both in taking care of veterans and with multidisciplinary care in the spinal cord injury clinic. At DH, there are two afternoon clinics per month dedicated to neuroimmunology patients and the fellow can take a key role in supervising neurology residents at this site while caring for a diverse population. For fellows with an interest in pediatrics, substantial time can be sent on rotations at CHCO, including with the multidisciplinary multiple sclerosis clinic.
In general, it is expected that fellows spend ~65% time seeing patients and 35% time divided between clinical research, academic projects, and educational endeavors. If the fellow wants to do a second year of training, this is typically focused on clinical research. Our section has many active clinical studies and the support of the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI). Fellows interact with the physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and support staff at all locations, including fellowship-trained experts in the subspecialty areas.
Fellows typically attend the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting and at least one MS-specific national or international conference (such as ACTRIMS, ECTRIMS, or CMSC). Fellows lead case conferences and education meetings for the section and have weekly journal club shared with the fellows from the autoimmune neurology and neuroinfectious disease programs. Our faculty have been involved in the ACTRIMS fellowship webinar series, NMSS ECHO MS, and the national AAN neuroinfectious diseases and Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance case conferences and fellow attendance is encouraged at these events. Training on procedures includes lumbar punctures, baclofen pump refills and programming, and Botox injections. Fellows may also participate in community outreach or educational activities sponsored by our non-profit partner the Rocky Mountain MS Center including Conversations on MS, Spring and Fall Education Summits, and topical webinars.
|AM||Neuroimmunology Clinic||Neuroimmunology Clinic||Neuroimmunology Clinic|
|PM||Neuroimmunology Clinic||Multidisciplinary Rotations or Academic Time||Academic Time||Academic Time||Neuroimmunology Clinic|
Please see information on the department's DEI program here.
Molly Moehlman, MD completed medical school at UT Southwestern and child neurology residency at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC. She is a recipient of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Clinical Fellowship.
|2005||Karen Rollins, MD||Neurologist, Kaiser Permanente, Denver, CO|
|2008||Kristen Graesser, MD||Medical Director, Worldwide Clinical Trials, Durham, NC|
|2011||Matthew West, MD||Associate Professor of Neurology, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO|
|2012||Teri Schreiner, MD, MPH||Associate Professor of Neurology & Program Director, Child Neurology Residency, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO|
|2015||Julie Seibert, MD||Neurologist, Colorado Neurodiagnostics, Littleton, CO|
|2017||Siamac Esfandi, MD||Neurologist, Centura Health, Lakewood, CO|
|2019||Lindsay Horton, MD||Assistant Professor of Neurology, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX|
|2019||Krzystof Romanowski, MD||Neurologist, MS Center of Tidewater, Norfolk, VA|
|2020||Anna Shah, MD||Assistant Professor of Neurology, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO|
|2021||Baber Khan, MD||Neurologist, Riverhills Neuroscience, Cincinnati, OH|
|2021||Ryan Kammeyer, MD||Assistant Professor of Neurology, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO|
|2022||Michlene Passeri, MD||Neurologist, Doctors Hospital, Laredo, TX|
|2023||Andrew Wolf, MD||Assistant Professor of Neurology, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO|
|2023||Anthony Declusin, MD||Neurologist, UCHealth, Longmont, CO|
Our clinical sites are located throughout the Denver metropolitan area with the medical school and associated research facilities, the University of Colorado Hospital, the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center, and Children's Hospital Colorado located on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora while Denver Health Medical Center is located south of downtown Denver.
Denver is the anchor of the dynamic Front Range urban corridor which has a rapidly-growing population in excess of 4 million people. Denver has a wide-range of cultural activities, professional sports, and world-class outdoor recreation including skiing and hiking. There are >300 days of sunshine per year and the nearby Denver International Airport provides easy access to destinations throughout the globe.
Please see additional information on living in Denver as a trainee (courtesy of the CU Internal Medicine Residency Program).
1. Applicants must have graduated from of a residency program in neurology accredited by the ACGME or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) by the start of the fellowship.
2. Applicants must be board eligible or board certified in neurology at the start of fellowship.
3. Applicants must be eligible for and must obtain a full Colorado Medical License prior to the start of the fellowship program. Licensing requirements can be found at the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies
Beginning in September 2023 (for the fellowship year starting July 2025) neuroimmunology fellowship programs are participating in a match via San Francisco Match sponsored by ACTRIMS. Please see additional information on deadlines at the "Apply" link below.
Our program is listed as:
All applicants (adult or pediatric interest, clinical or clinical/research interest) should apply to this option.