USC Neurobehavioral / Neuropsychiatry Fellowship Program

The USC Neurobehavioral / Neuropsychiatry fellowship program, accredited by the United Council for Neurological Subspecialties (UCNS), is a one year program for PGY 5-6 level trainees specializing in the care and treatment of patients with dementia and neurobehavioral disorders. Our tertiary care referral center serves a large geographical area in California, with a busy clinical practice, a multidisciplinary clinical and translational research program and teaching program for medical students, residents and fellows. Under the leadership of Program Director, Helena Chui, MD., the fellow will be assigned rotations at multiple sites to ensure a robust educational experience designed to meet the ACGME Program Requirements for Residency Education.

Program Director

Dr. Chui is internationally recognized for her research in Alzheimer disease and vascular cognitive impairment. She is the principal investigator for the NIA-funded Alzheimer Disease Research Center, as well as a multi-institutional program project on vascular dementia. Dr. Chui is the author of more than 120 publications and has served on the editorial board for Stroke, Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders, and Archives of Neurology. She holds the Raymond and Betty McCarron endowed Chair at the Keck School of Medicine and serves as the Chair of the Department of Neurology.

Faculty

  • Collins Liu, M.D, Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Carol McCleary, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Neurology
  • Freddi Segal-Gidan, Ph.D., PA, Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Amytis Towhfighi, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology
  • Schneider, Lon, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Curriculum of the Fellowship

Trainees will evaluate and treat dementia patients and administer and interpret neuropsychological evaluations.

Training Sites

        USC Healthcare Consultation Center II (HCC II)

Keck Hospital of USC

Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center

Eligibility Criteria

    The fellow must possess a current valid and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States or Canada or its territories.
    The fellow must be a graduate of a residency program in neurology or other specialties accredited by the ACGME or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC).

The fellow must be board certified or eligible for certification in a primary ABMS or RCPSC specialty

How To Apply

Send a current CV, Personal Statement and 3 Letters of Recommendations to the USC Neurobehavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry Fellowship Director, Helena C. Chui, MD. Helena.Chui@med.usc.edu.

Inquiries about the fellowship should be sent to Asima Kachroo at Kachroo@usc.edu. Applicants must be graduates of an ACGME Accredited Neurology residency and eligible for medical licensure in the state of California. The University of Southern California is committed to increasing representation of women and members of minority groups and particularly encourages applications from such candidates.