Monument Valley in Arizona

Neuro-Oncology Fellowship

About Our Fellowship

The United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS)-accredited Fellowship Program in Neuro-Oncology at Barrow Neurological Institute offers a 1- to 2-year arrangement of clinical and research training for those who have completed an adult or a pediatric neurology residency or medical oncology training. The program’s goal is for trainees to develop expertise in:

  • Diagnosing and treating primary central nervous system tumors
  • Diagnosing and treating metastatic and nonmetastatic neurological complications of systemic cancer, including pain
  • Learning techniques in basic and/or clinical research

The first year includes clinical training in primary central nervous system (CNS) neoplasms, metastatic CNS disease, paraneoplastic neurological disorders, and neurological complications of cancer, including pain. Trainees will gain both inpatient and outpatient experience. Fellows are expected to be closely involved with investigator-initiated and Brain Tumor Trial Collaborative (BTTC) consortium clinical trials involving cutting-edge therapy for brain tumors. Opportunity to work with a broad portfolio of pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic driven clinical trials, combining industry-partnered drug development with the nation’s largest operative brain tumor volume at The Ivy Brain Tumor Center.

Second year to include a research project, usually clinical. However, laboratory experience in nanotechnology, drug delivery, glioma stem cell, immunotherapy, precision medicine and tumor metabolism or ketogenic diet is available.


  • 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 have graduated from an accredited ACGME Neurology residency program.
  • The fellow must be board certified or eligible for certification in a primary ABMS or RCPSC specialty [as specified by the Subspecialty].
  • The fellow must have completed USMLE I, II, III.

They must have graduated from an ACGME accredited residency program, completed all three of the USMLE examinations, a CSA exam, and hold a valid ECFMG certificate. Our fellowship is not ACGME accredited.

How to Apply

  • Apply through SF Match: and complete a BNI application by contacting and an application will be forwarded to you. Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement / Letter of Interest
  • Copy of Medical School Diploma
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (LOR’s) – Must be sent directly from letter writers (Waived Rights)
  • Letter of Good Standing from Current/Past Residency Program Director
  • Certificate of Completion from any Preliminary Training (i.e. PGY-1 Internship) – Not needed if categorical
  • USMLE/Complex Scores (Step 1, Step 2 CS, Step 2 CK, Step 3)
  • ECFMG certificate (if applicable) – Foreign appli­cants must have ECFMG certification. We only accept J1 Visa; we do not sponsor H1 visa.

Program Director

Lynn Stuart Ashby, MD
Professor of Neurology: Neurovascular Division and Stroke Program within the Department of Neurology
Director of Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Program
Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology, University of Arizona
College of Medicine, Phoenix (CS) Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology, Creighton University School of Medicine