The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke

Careers | Neuro-Oncology Fellowships

Neuro-Oncology Fellowships at The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke

About the fellowships:

We offer 1, 2, or 3-year fellowships in adult neuro-oncology or pediatric neuro-oncology.
Fellow candidates must be board eligible in neurology, medical oncology, pediatric neurology, or pediatric hematology/oncology.

The first year of the fellowship is devoted to clinical neuro-oncology with broad exposure to all aspects of neuro-oncology and different primary brain tumor types in the clinic. There is no in house call.  Electives available for fellows include rotations in neuro-radiology (includes PET), neuropathology, and radiation oncology. The fellows get broad exposure to both pediatric and adult neuro-oncology.

The second year is devoted to personally directed clinical or basic research.  Second year fellows continue one longitudinal clinic. The second and third years are optional with full support available.

Basic Research Laboratories

Fellows in neuro-oncology have access to all the resources of our Center and those of the Duke Cancer Institute, Duke University Medical Center, and Duke University Hospital. In addition, fellows have opportunities for manuscript preparation and submission, protocol development, and presentations at national and international meetings.

If you would like to apply for a fellowship, please complete this application. You may type directly into the form, print it, and save a copy.

For information about other oncology fellowships and specialty programs, see the Duke Medical Oncology website and the Duke Neurology website.

About our Center:

The basic and clinical research program of the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke has almost doubled in size since 1998. Now totaling 38 members, the program includes basic, translational, and clinical investigators who share interest in primary malignant brain tumors of adults and children.

We evaluate over 750 new adult brain tumor patients per year and over 100 new pediatric brain tumor patients per year. We typically have over 40 active clinical research protocols for adult patients and 20 active protocols for pediatric patients. We also have research protocols in quality of life and supportive care.

We are a member of the NCI designated Duke Cancer Institute, a member of the North American Brain Tumor Consortium (NABTC), and a member of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium. Our leadership is world-renowned.

Contact Information:

Adult Fellowship Director:  Katy Peters, MD, PhD
       Phone:  (919) 684-3914
       Fax:  (919) 684-6674

Program Coordinator:  Sherolyn Patterson
       Phone: (919) 684-3053
       Fax: (919) 681-9775

Pediatric Fellowship Director:  Sridharan Gururangan, MRCP (UK)
       Phone:  (919) 614-3506
       Fax:  (919) 668-2485
Staff Assistant:  Tarah Buckner
       Phone:  (919) 668-6288
       Fax:  (919) 668-2485


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