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Neurocritical Care Fellowship

The Neurocritical Care fellow will gain excellent critical-care training by a multidisciplinary faculty as well as valuable experience with commonly encountered diseases/conditions such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke (ischemic and hemorrhagic), brain tumors, vascular malformations, dural venous sinus thrombosis, neuromuscular emergencies, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and myasthenia gravis.

The University of Utah Hospital is a designated Level 1 Trauma Center, creating opportunities for exposure to a full range of cases. Over the course of the year, the fellow will become proficient in the care of critically ill patients with underlying disorders of the brain and spine. The majority of the fellow's clinical time will be spent in the 23-bed neurocritical care unit, which is the busiest ICU in the University of Utah hospital system.

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Neurocritical Care Fellowship Director  

Fellowship Information:

Currently Accepting Applications: We are currently accepting applications for the 2022–2023 neurocritical care fellowship position and will conduct interviews in fall 2022.

Application Process: Contact the fellowship director, Sarah Menacho, MD ( between 1-3 years in advance, with your CV and completed Neurocritical Care Fellowship Application. CC the Academic Program Manager, Amy Ekins, C-TAGME  (, in your email.

Clinical Lectures & Didactics

The fellow will participate in weekly didactic sessions every Wednesday and be responsible for leading a Department of Neurosurgery Grand Rounds prior to completion of the fellowship. The fellow will also be involved in teaching both neurosurgery and neurology residents and medical students on a daily basis in the NCCU. There is a research requirement of 2 submitted manuscripts for publication.

Other Details: 

  • Salary/Benefits: Please see the UUH GME website for details
  • Accreditation: Currently pending CAST approval.
  • Program Length: 1 year
  • Location/Campus: University of Utah Hospital/Veteran's Administration Hospital
  • Start of Program: July 1
  • Number of Fellows per Year: 1

    Contact Us

    Amy Ekins, C-TAGME Academic Program Manager Phone: 801-585-2453 Fax: 801-581-4385 Email: Department of Neurosurgery University of Utah Health Care 175 N. Medical Drive East, 5th Floor Salt Lake City, UT 84132