Multiple Sclerosis/Neuroimmunology faculty from left to right: Dr. Mac McLaughlin, Dr. Afsaneh Shirani, Dr. Kathleen Healey, Dr. Lakshman Narain Arcot Jayagopal, Dr. Rana Zabad (Section Chief & MS Fellowship Program Director)
The UNMC Department of Neurological Sciences is very pleased to announce that we are recruiting a multiple sclerosis/neuroimmunology fellow for a 1- or 2-year position beginning in July 2020 or July 2021.
Under the direction of Dr. Rana Zabad, the Multiple Sclerosis/Neuroimmunology Fellowship Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center provides comprehensive training in all aspects of the subspecialty. The fellow will gain an in-depth understanding of the clinical manifestations, pathophysiology, etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and management of a wide variety of neuroimmunuological disorders in adults (and some children) including but not limited to multiple sclerosis (MS), neuromyelitis optica spectrums disorders (NMOSD), isolated optic neuritis (ON), transverse myelitis (TM), high-risk ON, myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) antibody disease, and other antibody-mediated demyelinating diseases, autoimmune encephalitis, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), neurosarcoidosis, and intrathecal baclofen pump trials, baclofen pump refills, and chemodenervation for spasticity. The fellow will also have opportunities to gain sufficient research expertise to develop a research program, including experiment design, study implementation, data analysis and interpretation, manuscript preparation, critical appraisal of scientific literature in the field of neuroimmunology and MS, and writing research grants.
We offer two fellowship tracks depending on the interests and career goals of the prospective fellow(s):
- Clinical Track Fellowship in Multiple Sclerosis: 1-2 year program fully dedicated to clinical training in the care of people with multiple sclerosis and related neuroimmunological disorders. The goal of this track is to help the fellow fully develop as a superb world-class MS neurologist and expert in neuroimmunological disorders.
- Academic Track Fellowship in Multiple Sclerosis: 2-3 year program in which the first year is primarily focused on clinical training in the care of people with multiple sclerosis and related neuroimmunological disorders. The 2nd and 3rd year (optional) is focused on research training as well as developing an independent line of research in the field of multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunology. The fellow will have protected research time for research and scholarly activities. The goal of this track is to help the fellow fully develop as an independent academic MS specialist and clinician-researcher.
- A structured curriculum with weekly/biweekly lectures
- A collegial team and faculty dedicated to your training and success
- Weekly patient care meetings for discussion of interesting and challenging cases
- A multidisciplinary academic center recognized by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers. Our state-of-the-art clinic welcomes patients with the full range of demyelinating disorders and provides services from disciplines including Neuro-Ophthalmology, Neuroradiology, Neuropsychology, Neurosurgery, Occupational and Physical Therapy, Physiatry, Speech Therapy, Dietary Consultation, Psychiatry, Pain Management, and Urogynecology.
- A spasticity clinic offering a full complement of treatments, including chemodenervation and intrathecal baclofen pump therapy
- A state-of-the-art infusion center with specialty-trained nurses in infusion of biologics and chemotherapy
- Telemedicine and tele education services
- Multiple research and publishing opportunities
- Training in various aspects of clinical trial design and conduct
- Extremely supportive administrative, clinical, and research staff
- Protected time for research activities
- Opportunities to participate and present at national and international MS and neurology conferences
- Free nights and weekends, with no calls
- Competitive salary
- Rana Zabad, MD, FAAN, Department of Neurological Sciences, UNMC (Program Director, Section Chief, and MS specialist)
- Mac McLaughlin, MD, Department of Neurological Sciences, UNMC (MS specialist)
- Afsaneh Shirani, MD, MSCI, Department of Neurological Sciences, UNMC (MS specialist)
- Lakshman Narain Arcot Jayagopal, MD, MBBS, Department of Neurological Sciences, UNMC (Dual specialist: MS and Epilepsy)
- Sachin Kedar, MD, FAAN, Department of Neurology, and Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences (Neuro-Ophthalmologist)
- Amrita-Amanda Vuppala, MD, Department of Neurology, and Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences (Neuro-Ophthalmologist)
- Kathleen Healey, PhD, APRN, Department of Neurological Sciences (MS specialist and Director of the Multiple Sclerosis At Home Access [MAHA] Project)
- Alan Erickson, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, UNMC (Rheumatological disorders specialist)
- Amy Cannella, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, UNMC (Rheumatological disorders specialist)
- Danish Bhatti, MD, Department of Neurological Sciences, UNMC (Movement disorders specialist with expertise in chemodenervation for the treatment of spasticity)
- Successful completion of a U.S. Neurology or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency program
- ABPN/ABPMR board certified or board eligible
- Eligibility to hold an unrestricted medical license in the state of Nebraska
Please submit an application, along with a personal statement outlining your goals and interests, at least three letters of recommendation, and a copy of your CV.
UNMC is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.