Neuro-Oncology Fellowship

Training the next generation of physician-scientists for careers in neuro-oncology


The Neuro-Oncology Fellowship is a joint program between the NCI Center for Cancer Research's Neuro-Oncology Branch (NOB) in Bethesda, Maryland and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. The goal of the fellowship is to prepare neurologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and neurosurgeons for research careers in neuro-oncology. 

Mark Gilbert, M.D., chief of the NOB, co-directs the fellowship program with Matthias Holdhoff, M.D., Ph.D., from Johns Hopkins University. They are joined by Terri Armstrong, Ph.D., deputy chief of the NOB, as well as Jaishri Blakely, M.D., John Laterra, M.D., Ph.D., and Stuart Grossman, M.D., from Johns Hopkins University.

The fellowship involves one year of clinical training and two years of research training in clinical, translational, or laboratory basic research. Fellows will:

Training includes:

  • Complete formal coursework in pharmacology and clinical research methodology
  • Attend academic conferences and career development activities
  • Participate in formal rotations with neurosurgeons, medical and pediatric oncologists, neurologists, radiation therapists, and neuropathologists
  • Assist in the care and management of more than 2,000 brain and spine tumor patients seen each year in our Neuro-Oncology Clinic
  • Develop and implement clinical trials for adult patients
  • Gain valuable experience in data analysis and manuscript preparation

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All candidates must be physicians who are either board-certified or board-eligible in their required respective specialties. They must also hold (or be able to hold) an unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States. See the Graduate Medical Education: Neuro-Oncology website to apply. 

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