Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

Neurocritical Care Fellowship

The Pediatric Neurocritical Care Program at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics, Divisions of Neurology and Critical Care Medicine invites applications from candidates interested in training in pediatric critical care neurology. During this one-year training program, the Fellow will develop expertise in the recognition, evaluation and acute and long-term management of acute neurologic insults including, but not limited to, traumatic brain injury, stroke, refractory status epilepticus, autoimmune and demyelinating disorders, CNS infections, metabolic, neuromuscular disorders, and neurologic complications of critical illness. The Fellow will be responsible for all neurologic consultations in the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago (Lurie Children's) PICU. In addition to clinical service in the PICU, the fellowship training will include rotations in neurosurgery, adult neurointensive care, neurophysiology, rehabilitation medicine and neuroradiology.


The Fellow will participate in a monthly specialty Neurology-ICU follow up clinic, and will be responsible for the outpatient care of their patients after discharge from the PICU. In addition, the Fellow will participate in monthly Neurocritical Care conferences and a Neurocritical Care review teaching series. Extensive experience will be gained in neurophysiologic monitoring of the critically ill patient including prolonged video EEG monitoring. Two training tracks are available depending on the candidate's previous fellowship training in either Child Neurology or Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.


Focused clinical research will be encouraged and there are ample opportunities and mentors within the Division of Neurology and Critical Care Medicine. The fellowship will include support for attendance to present research at a national meeting. The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Lurie Children's is a 42 bed unit with active cardiac surgery, and transplant programs, within a 270 bed free-standing children's hospital serving as the Department of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The successful candidate for the Pediatric Neurocritical Care Fellowship should be fully trained in Child Neurology or Critical Care Medicine by the time s/he begins the program.

Application Process

Inquiries should be directed to the Fellowship Director, Mark Wainwright, MD, PhD.

Current & Recent Fellows

Shyamasundar Balasubramanya, MD
Laurence Ducharme-Crevier, MD
Sue Hong, MD
Jonathan Kurz, MD, PhD
Craig Press, MD, PhD

Housestaff Research Portal

Feinberg has the infrastructure and resources to assist McGaw trainees interested in conducting scientific research. Visit our Housestaff Research Portal to learn more.