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Behavioral Neurology/Neuropsychiatry Fellowship

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The Division of Neurodegenerative Disorders offers a one-year fellowship in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry. This is an accredited United Council for Neurological Subspecialty (UCNS) fellowship program. The fellow will be actively involved with the Yale New Haven Hospital Memory Outpatient Clinic, as well as with the West Haven VA Medical Center Behavioral Neurology Clinic. The fellowship provides an in-depth training experience in various types of dementias, including Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, Lewy Body dementia, frontotemporal dementia, traumatic brain injuries, and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. The fellow will also have the opportunity to rotate through elective subspecialty clinics, including movement disorders, neuromuscular and ALS, and neuroimmunology clinics. There will also be opportunities to participate in multiple research projects and be mentored by senior neurology faculty researchers.

Minimum requirements include a MD from an accredited institution and completion of an ACGME-accredited residency in neurology or psychiatry.

How to Apply

Applications must include the following:

  • Current curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Personal Statement
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation, one of which must be from your residency program director

Please email application materials to Dr. Volpe.

Open Fellowship Position

We are now accepting applications for a behavioral neurology/neuropsychiatry fellowship beginning on July 1, 2023. This is a one-year fellowship with no overnight call. The fellow will develop expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of cognitive, language, and behavioral disorders, including all dementias and their variants, (e.g. early-onset, primary progressive aphasias, parkinsonism), co-existing neurologic and psychiatric disorders, concussion/head injury, genetic conditions, and rapidly progressive conditions. Applicants must have completed a residency program in neurology, psychiatry or child neurology accredited by ACGME, RCPSC, or CanERA.

Applications must include the following:

  • Current CV
  • Personal statement of interest in behavioral neurology/neuropsychiatry
  • Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from your residency program director

Please email application materials to Dr. Volpe.

Institutional Conferences and Lectures


  • Monthly Lectures at Yale Physicians Building
  • Monthly Interesting Behavioral Neurology/Neuropsychiatry Cases
  • Weekly Lectures at West Haven VA Hospital
  • Biannual Grand Round Presentations by Division Faculty Members


Fellows will typically attend one national conference per year, which include the following:

  • American Neuropsychiatric Association (ANPA)
  • American Neurological Association (ANA)
  • American Psychiatric Association (APA)
  • Society for Neuroscience (SFN)


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*Syllabus based on Cummings, J.L., Trimble, M.R. Concise Guide to Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurology (2nd ed.). American Psychiatric Publishing.
  • Neuropsychiatric Assessment
  • Neuroanatomy, Neurophysiology, and Neurochemistry
  • Neuropsychiatric Symptoms and Syndromes
  • Unexplained Neurological Symptoms
  • Frontal Lobe Syndromes
  • Aphasia and Related Syndromes
  • Visual, Visuospatial, and Right-Brain Disorders
  • Memory and Its Disorders
  • Epilepsy and Limbic System Disorders
  • Dementia and Delirium
  • Movement Disorders
  • Stroke and Brain Tumors
  • White Matter Diseases and Inborn Errors of Metabolism
  • Traumatic Brain Injury and Its Sequelae Including Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
  • Treatments in Neuropsychiatry

Core Faculty