Neurohospitalist Fellowship

Welcome to the Department of Neurology

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Program Director: Richard Hughes, MD

Associate Program Director: Karen Orjuela, MD



The Neurohospitalist Division at University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Center has a long and continuous history of innovation in education, clinical excellence and research. Our program provides exposure to a wide range of patients at University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and our affiliate Telehealth/Telestroke sites in Colorado. We are part of the Hospital Medicine Group which fosters a comprehensive hospital medicine program that promotes education in quality and systems leaderships.



Innovative Program

The clinical training in the general neurology and vascular neurology primary and consult services combine the neurological method with hospital medicine; with emphasis on quality and systems of health care, clinical research and education. There are three established areas of emphasis according to the fellow’s interest, in addition to the required training in general and vascular neurology.


Track 1:

Encompasses in-depth rotations with UCH experts in neuroimmunology, neuroinfectious diseases, neurooncology, neuroradiology, neurophysiology, telehealth, palliative care/chronic pain management and neurocritical care.


Track 2:

Is a non-clinical elective that includes quality and safety, business of medicine/health care economics, career development, clinical operations and leadership.


Track 3:

Includes an elective in clinical research and education, providing the fellow with the tools to succeed in academic medicine, as researcher or medical educator in neurohospitalist medicine.


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Eligibility Criteria:


  1. Completion of ACGME Residency in Neurology or Child Neurology
  2. Applicants need to be board certified or eligible in a primary ABMS specialty.
  3. Applicants must possess a current valid and unrestricted full Colorado Medical License prior to the start of the fellowship.

Application Information:


We expect to fill our Neurohospitalist Fellowship slot 15 months ahead of the academic year start date. We will begin accepting applications mid-October and will close applications by February 15th of each year. A decision will be by March 1st of each year.


Fellowship Application Status

2021-2022 – Fellowship position filled

2022-2023 – Fellowship position open


Application Materials:

  1. Intent of Apply Form
  2. CV
  3. 3 Letters of Recommendation
  4. Personal Statement
  5. USMLE/COMLEX Scores (1,2, and 3)
  6. ECFMG certification (if applicable)​​