NeuroRehabilitation Fellowship Program


The NeuroRehabilitation Fellowship Program of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery offers a one year clinical fellowship for individuals who have completed an ACGME accredited residency in Neurology or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and are Board eligible or Board certified in the respective fields.

Our NeuroRehabilitation Fellowship Program provides a comprehensive and well-rounded clinical training with the focus on the areas of brain injury, stroke and other related conditions associated with brain pathology and neuro-muscular conditions.

The clinical base of this fellowship training is at The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis (TRISL), a CARF accredited free standing acute rehabilitation facility with 96-beds. TRISL provides highly specialized multidisciplinary rehabilitation programs in Stroke, Brain injury, and Spinal Cord injury among other specialty programs.

NR Fellows rotate at Barnes-Jewish Hospital on the NeuroRehabilitation Consult Service, and is engaged with Neuro and Trauma ICUs.

NR Fellows see patients in the outpatient Stroke and Brain injury continuity clinics in the Center for Advanced Medicine. NR fellows have the opportunity to advance skills in the comprehensive management of spasticity to include BTX and ITB therapies.

NR fellows have an opportunity to participate in many curricular activities in the Department of Neurology and Department of Orthopedic Surgery including Grand Rounds and specialty seminars. The fellow is expected to have a strong teaching role in the education of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residents and medical students at Washington University, and be a part of the core curriculum for the PM&R Residency Program.

As NR fellows advance with training, he/she will serve as an attending on the Stroke and Brain Injury units at TRISL with the direct supervisory and teaching responsibilities of the PM&R residents on these services.

NR fellows will be encouraged to engage in a quality improvement or clinical research project under the guidance of the faculty.

Application Information

Application for the fellowship should include letter of interest with career goals, current curriculum vitae and two to three letters of reference from individuals who are familiar with the applicant’s work. One of these letters must be from the residency program director. A visit to the medical center for an interview is required. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic all interviews are currently conducted via Zoom until further notice. 

The fellowship standard period: July 1 – June 30 academic year.

Applications and interviews should be completed prior to February 15 of the year in which the fellowship is to commence.

Application should be submitted by e-mail to Alexandre Carter

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