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Welcome to the website for the Neurocritical Care Program at the University of Wisconsin Department of Neurological Surgery.  We are happy that you’re visiting our website.  Here you will learn about our program, which is dedicated to providing the very best in value based healthcare.

Our program is committed to education and research while leading the industry in providing quality neurocritical care.  We have a strong interdisciplinary team comprised of physicians from various backgrounds (all with a common thread of neurocritical care), exceptional nursing staff with CNRN training, dedicated case management support from both a nurse and a social worker trained in working with our patient population, and dedicated pharmacy, nutrition, and respiratory therapy support.  All of the associated clinical programs in rehabilitation medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, and neuroradiology are exceptionally strong and our relationship with the entire organization umbrella is leveraged to get efficient and optimized care for our patients and exceptional educational opportunities for our trainees.      


About the program

The University of Wisconsin Department of Neurological Surgery offers a unique dual UCNS and CAST accredited neurocritical care fellowship position starting in the 2017 academic year. 

The fellowship is a 2-year multidisciplinary fellowship with ability to complete the fellowship in one year if the candidate has completed a neurosurgical training program or has completed training in another critical care specialty.  Training is primarily based within our 16 bed state-of-the-art Neuroscience ICU; however, fellows will typically have rotations in the Surgical ICU, and Medical ICU, the Neuroradiolgy Section, and in the EEG lab to optimize their overall learning experience.   



The curriculum meets the standards for both CAST and UCNS neurocritical care program accreditation.  We understand the different backgrounds, levels of training, and interests that fellows have. While a majority of the training will take place within the Neuroscience ICU, training within other areas will be expected and tailored individually provided that the training continues to meet the standards necessary to successfully complete both sets of certification requirements. Elective areas for training may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Stroke Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • General Neurology
  • Neuroradiology
  • Neuroendovascular Surgery
  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiothoracic ICU
  • Infectious Disease Service
  • Nephrology Service
  • Pulmonary Medicine


Who can apply:

The United Council of Neurological Subspecialties (UCNS) and Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training (CAST) Society of Neurological Surgeons provides certification in Neurocritical Care to physicians from the following specialty backgrounds:

  • Neurology
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatrics

The applicant should be eligible for and possess a Wisconsin medical license on the start date of the fellowship.


Application process:

Prospective applicants should use the SF Match Central Application Service to apply:

Last updated: Tue, 04/12/2016 - 13:14
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