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Jianying Zeng, MD and Jenny Libien, MD, PhD.


Neuropathology Fellowship

SUNY Downstate’s fully accredited program (five year accreditation by ACGME in 2012) offers an exciting opportunity for those interested in a rich training experience in neuropathology.  Neuropathology training under Program Director, Jenny Libien, MD, PhD, provides exposure to a wide array of material that is further enhanced by specialty rotations.  These include rotations in ophthalmic pathology at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, in neuromuscular pathology at Columbia University Medical Center, in forensic neuropathology in the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of New York City, and in community neuropathology at Staten Island University Hospital.

Trainees have many opportunities to conduct research.  Downstate is recognized as an international center for basic and clinical investigation on hippocampal function and pathophysiology with implications for epilepsy and memory disturbance.  Within the department, trainees may work with faculty members on research projects related to Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, synaptic function, neurogenesis, and basic mechanisms of memory formation.

Requirements: Board-eligibility or certification in Anatomic Pathology is preferred. A minimum of two years of Anatomic Pathology is required. A combined anatomic and neuropathology AP/NP program is offered (see ABP website for certification requirements).

Stipends: Based on postgraduate level of trainee

To apply you will need:

1) the CAP standardized fellowship application,
2) an updated curriculum vitae
3) a one page personal statement which describes your interest in Neuropathology and your professional goals
4) three letters of recommendation, one of which should be from your current program director indicating you are a resident in good standing, as well as your anticipated completion date. Letters of recommendation should be sent under separate cover directly from your referees (scanned and emailed preferred).
5) copies of USMLE score reports
6) copy of driver's license or passport

Applications: Jenny Libien, MD, PhD
Director, Neuropathology Training Program
Department of Pathology, MSC 25
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
450 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11203
FAX 718-270-3313

For further information, contact Ms. Denise Leggard, Program Coordinator, 718-270-4599 or

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