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Neurooncology Fellowship

The NYP Neuro-Oncology Fellowship is a wonderful educational and training opportunity at two premiere brain tumor programs— Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Our institutions care for a very high volume of patients with primary brain & spine tumors, CNS metastases, and neurologic complications of cancer, providing fellows with a tremendous clinical experience. Further, trainees are encouraged to become involved in the many active clinical and translational research programs present across campuses at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center, the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, the William Rhodes and Louise Tilzer-Rhodes Center for Glioblastoma, the Columbia Brain Tumor Center, and the Bartoli Brain Tumor Laboratory. They will work closely with an extensive interdisciplinary neuro-oncology team, including colleagues in neurosurgery, radiation oncology, neuropathology, palliative care, pediatric oncology, and medical oncology to establish expertise in all aspects of neuro-oncology.

Our bi-campus program provides a wide breadth and depth of exposure within neuro-oncology. Trainees have the opportunity to work with a diverse faculty who are committed to teaching and mentorship of fellows. For more information about our mission to ensure a diverse and inclusive community, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion Program.

The Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Neurology, New York-Presbyterian and Columbia University Irving Medical Center are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers and educators.

Details

The NYP Neuro-oncology Fellowship at Weill Cornell and Columbia University is a two-year training program that fulfills the United Council of Neurological Subspecialties training criteria. Upon completion of the program, fellows are eligible for UCNS Certification in Neuro-Oncology. Our two-year/24-month program is divided equally between Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University:

  • 6 Months (July-December): Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • 12 Months (January-December): Weill Cornell Medicine
  • 6 Months (January-June): Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Fellows have continuous exposure to outpatient neuro-oncology throughout the two years. They are also involved in the care of inpatients with neuro-oncologic issues. In addition, fellows will complete dedicated rotations in pediatric neuro-oncology, radiation oncology, and neuropathology.

Fellow education is supplemented by a wide variety of lectures, teaching conferences, Journal Clubs, Tumor Boards, and Grand Rounds conferences. Upon completion of the fellowship, trainees will be proficient in the diagnosis and management of patients with benign and malignant brain tumors of the nervous system and neurologic complications of cancer.

Application Information

Requirements and Eligibility

Two year fellowships are offered to qualified board certified/eligible neurologists for UCNS accredited training in neuro-oncology. To apply for the fellowship, the applicant must also be eligible for and possess a New York State Medical License on the start date of the fellowship (July 1).

Apply

To apply to the Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Program at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, please visit the SF Match website (program #5247). Applications should include a letter of interest, CV, and 3 letters of recommendations. Applications are reviewed by a diverse committee. Interviews are scheduled in the early spring.

Contact Info

Hannah Cox Peralta
Neurologic Institute of New York
Division of Neuro-Oncology
710 West 168 St.
New York, NY 10032
hc56@cumc.columbia.edu
(212) 342-0571

Dr. Rajiv Magge
NYP Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Associate Program Director
Weill Cornell Brain Tumor Center

Dr. Laura Donovan
NYP Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Program Director
Neurologic Institute of New York
Division of Neuro-Oncology

Our Fellows

Class of 2022
Carlen Yuen, M.D.
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Dr. Carlen Yuen, MD is a first year fellow in the Division of Neuro-Oncology. Prior to her career in medicine, she was a senior manager in IT consulting. She completed her undergraduate work at University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and earned her medical degree from University of Illinois College of Medicine. Following an internship in internal medicine at Northshore University, she completed her neurology training at University of Chicago. Her research interests include quality improvement, CAR T-cell therapy immune effector cell‐associated neurotoxicity syndrome, and checkpoint inhibitor immune-related adverse events.

Class of 2021
Marissa Barbaro, M.D.
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Dr. Marissa Barbaro is a second year fellow in the division of neuro-oncology. She graduated from Barnard College with a BA in Biology and subsequently completed medical school at NYU, followed by neurology residency at Columbia. Her research interests include quality of care and cancer care delivery.

Class of 2020
Peter Pan, M.D.
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Dr. Peter Pan recently completed the NYP Neuro-Oncology Fellowship. He studied neuroscience at UC Berkeley, medicine at SUNY Downstate, and completed neurology residency at UC Davis. His research interest is in new glioma treatments.

Class of 2019
Laura Donovan, M.D.
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Dr. Donovan is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at CUIMC in the Division of Neuro-Oncology. She completed her undergraduate work at Providence College and earned her medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine. Following an internship in internal medicine at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, she completed her neurology training at NYP/Columbia University. She served as Chief Resident of the Neurology Department at Columbia University from 2016-2017. She completed her fellowship training in neuro-oncology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medical Center. In 2020, Dr. Donovan took the reins of the Neuro Oncology Fellowship program as the Fellowship Director.

Her research interests include improving care delivery and identifying interventions to improve quality of life in patients with primary and metastatic brain tumors.

Weill Cornell Medicine Neurology 525 E. 68th St.
PO Box 117
New York, NY 10065 Phone: (212) 746-6575