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Neurocritical Care Fellowship (Minnesota)

Department and Faculty

The Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, is a highly integrated, collaborative department of neurologists who specialize in the research, diagnosis and treatment of more than 500 conditions and diseases affecting the nervous system.

A team of neurointensivists, with special training and expertise in the evaluation and treatment of acute and emergent neurological disorders, heads the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit in the Department of Neurology. Neurointensivists work closely with colleagues in neurological surgery, neuroradiology and nursing to deliver comprehensive care for people with these disorders.

Each consultant has considerable experience in evaluating and treating people with complex critical neurological disorders, and each has individual clinical and research interests and expertise. The staff has collectively published hundreds of manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and contributed toward many well-known books.

Mayo Clinic has a very sophisticated, well-developed, electronic medical record system. The system, which covers both inpatient and outpatient medical interactions, is integrated throughout all Mayo campuses and facilities. It allows for rapid retrieval of all clinical, laboratory and imaging studies for patients. A robust department intranet site provides ready access to extensive online resources for neurological education.

Specific expertise of members of the staff and the reputation of Mayo Clinic leads to a high-volume practice with a high proportion of people with complex and challenging medical problems. The experience of the staff, coupled with the high-quality, integrated and efficient practices of all clinical and laboratory specialties, makes Mayo Clinic one of the finest clinical practices of medicine in the world.


In addition to caring for patients in clinical practice, Mayo Clinic's faculty is committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many of our faculty members have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields. You work closely with these individuals throughout your training in the Neurocritical Care Fellowship.

Advisers and mentors

Faculty advisers are available to provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. You meet with your adviser periodically throughout the program to review your progress and career goals, and ensure that your educational needs are being met. Your adviser may serve as a contact point for introducing you and your family to Rochester, Minnesota, and the Mayo Clinic system.

Visiting professors

Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures, participate in hospital rounds and have informal discussions with trainees. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these educational opportunities.