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Meet The Faculty

Mayo Clinic's Department of Neurology is one of the largest and most comprehensive neurological practices in the world. It includes more than 200 subspecialized experts trained in epilepsy, movement disorders, dementias, stroke and cerebrovascular diseases, neuro-oncology, and many more. Mayo Clinic physician-scientists collaborate with researchers worldwide, contributing to advances in medicine that improve neurological care for people everywhere.

Mayo Clinic's neurological clinical opportunities are rich and varied, offering you the opportunity to see both common and unusual neuro-oncology cases.

Neuro-oncology Fellowship (Arizona) Program Director Maciej Mrugala, M.D., Ph.D.From the program director

Welcome to Mayo Clinic's Neuro-Oncology Fellowship in Arizona. This fellowship program is unique because in addition to the resources and expertise available to you throughout your training, you can also take advantage of a wealth of knowledge and opportunities at Mayo Clinic’s locations in Florida and Minnesota. Ours is a three-site integration of shared resources, state-of-the-art facilities, and the option of subspecialty rotations at each location.

The keys to our program's success are collaboration, cooperation, and communication. Education is a priority here, and every faculty member is committed to the education of our fellows and residents. Whether you choose to enter a clinical practice, an academic setting, or focus your career on research, our Neuro-Oncology Fellowship program will prepare you well.

The overriding goal of our Neuro-Oncology Fellowship is to make Mayo Clinic the benchmark against which other programs are measured. Mayo Clinic's residents and fellows come from all over the world, bringing with them unique and diversified experience. Our mission is to provide the most clinically rich neurology experience available anywhere in the world.

Thank you for your interest in our Neuro-Oncology Fellowship.

Marciej Mrugala, M.D., Ph.D.
Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Program Director
Professor of Medicine and Neurology

Core faculty

One of the greatest advantages of training at Mayo Clinic is the approachability, accessibility, and collegiality of the faculty. In addition to caring for patients in clinical practice, Mayo Clinic's faculty is committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. You work closely with these individuals throughout your training in the Neuro-Oncology Fellowship.

Maciej Mrugala, M.D., Ph.D.

Maciej Mrugala, M.D., Ph.D.

Program Director

Professor of Medicine and Neurology

Interests

  • Primary brain tumors
  • Metastatic disease including leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, neurofibromatosis type 1 and 2, and neurologic complications of cancer
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Alyx Porter, M.D.

Alyx Porter, M.D.

Associate Professor of Neurology

Interests

  • Neuro-oncology
  • Malignancies of the central and peripheral nervous systems
  • Neurologic complications from systemic malignancies and their treatment
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Integrated faculty

Neurologists at Mayo Clinic are part of an integrated, multidisciplinary group. The neurology team at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida, and Minnesota, collaborates with experts in many specialties to provide patients with comprehensive care. 

Jonathan Ashman, M.D., Ph.D.

Jonathan Ashman, M.D., Ph.D.
Radiation Oncologist

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Bernard Bendok, M.D.

Bernard Bendok, M.D.
Neurosurgeon

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Kliment Donev, M.D.

Kliment Donev, M.D.
Pathologist

Shannon Fortin Ensign, M.D., Ph.D.

Shannon Fortin Ensign, M.D., Ph.D.
Oncologist

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Leland Hu, M.D.

Leland Hu, M.D.
Radiologist

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Chandan Krishna, M.D.

Chandan Krishna, M.D.
Neurosurgery Specialist

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Kristin R. Swanson, Ph.D.

Kristin Swanson, Ph.D.
Mathematical Oncologist

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Sujay Vora, M.D.

Sujay Vora, M.D.
Radiation Oncologist

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Richard Zimmerman, M.D.

Richard Zimmerman, M.D.
Neurosurgeon

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Facilities

Explore the places and spaces where you will work as a Neuro-Oncology Fellow at our Mayo Clinic campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona. 

After clicking on a tile below, use your mouse to click on the circles on the floors and move through the virtual tour. To advance directly into a specific room, click the dollhouse icon (lower left corner). You may also use the mouse wheel to zoom in and out.

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Phoenix, Arizona

Cancer Center

A Mayo Clinic fellow in the workroom

Fellows' workroom

Mayo Clinic Support Services Building in Phoenix, Arizona

Gym and well-being area

Mayo Clinic radiology suite in Phoenix, Arizona

Hospital radiology

A meal served in the employee cafeteria at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona.

Employee cafeteria