Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry Fellowship at MGH

Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry Fellowship at MGH

Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Dr. Zeina Chemali
Program Director:
Dr. Amy Newhouse

The Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry Fellowship Program at MGH is a training program established within the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology with the purpose of training the next generation of outstanding neuropsychiatrists and behavioral neurologists. The fellowship provides multidisciplinary training in core clinics with access to subspecialty clinics. All rotations will be in outpatient clinics. These include the Outpatient Neuropsychiatry Clinic, the Fronto-Temporal Dementia Unit (Memory Disorders Unit), the Cognitive Behavioral Neurology Unit, the Movement Disorders Unit, the Stroke Service, the Ataxia Unit, the Epilepsy Service, the OCD/Tourette's clinic, Tinnitus Clinic at MEEI, the Neuropsychology Assessment Center.

Fellows will spend time on each of these clinical services under the supervision of MGH faculty. The purpose of the rotations is to provide adequate experience in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry disorders including geriatric and neurodevelopmental neuropsychiatric disorders, mild cognitive impairment and dementias including Alzheimer's disease, Frontotemporal Dementia and Lewy- Body Dementia, movement disorders, cerebrovascular disorders, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury and brain tumors. Fellows are expected to take part in at least 6 sessions/week of face-to-face patient encounters.

As part of the clinical training, fellows will also learn the fundamentals of neuropsychology testing administration and interpretation by attending neuropsychology seminars, which will include case conferences and lectures in the major areas of neuropsychology, and by assisting neuropsychologists during evaluations.

Core Faculty

David Caplan, MD, CM, PhD
Zeina Chemali, MD, MPH
Bradford Dickerson, MD
Alice Flaherty, MD, PhD
Amy L. Newhouse, MD
Bruce Price, MD
Jeremiah Scharf, PhD, MD
Janet Sherman, PhD
Jeremy Schmahmann, MB, ChB
Kayolan Tanev, MD

Eligibility/Application Process

Applications must include the following:
  • Current curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Personal Statement
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation

Please email copies of your application materials to the program director:

Amy L. Newhouse, MD

Applications will be reviewed by the Selection Committee throughout the year. Prospective fellows will be invited to interview in the Spring-April/May, and will start the fellowship in July of the following year.

Visit the Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry Fellowship website for further information.