Neuro-Oncology Fellowship

The Neuro-Oncology Fellowship is flexibly designed to accommodate the individual needs of candidates aiming at either clinical practice or academic positions on completion of training. The program consists of two to three years of training:

The first year is dedicated to clinical neuro-oncology - dealing with primary brain tumors in outpatient and inpatient settings and with neurological complications of cancer. 

The second year is designed to provide the fellow with an opportunity for clinical or basic research as well as a more independent management of neuro-oncology cases with minimal staff supervision.

To provide protected time for enhancing research experience, fellows may opt for a third year of training. There is also abundant opportunity for working with various clinical and basic science faculty to develop the fellow's individual interests.

Fellows are eligible to participate in an NIH-sponsored formal two-year Physician Scientist Training Program concurrently with the fellowship

Academic Career Development

The field of neuro-oncology is eager to recruit dynamic young neurologists with neuro-oncology training to assume leadership positions in the field, both in clinical and basic science research. For fellows interested in entering clinical practice, neuro-oncology training and selected rotations through pain and palliative care provides a niche that is of interest to neurology and oncology groups looking to expand their repertoire of clinical practice. Thus, the strong foundation provided by this training program can provide a launch pad for both academic and practice oriented neurologists.

The fellows have a unique opportunity to participate in the clinical research activities in this institution and through national treatment consortia to gain experience in clinical trial design and execution, drug development, regulatory aspects of trials, and development of strategies that hold promise in brain tumor therapy.

Fellows also have an opportunity to learn about the intricacies of multidisciplinary interaction and development of a functional structure for efficient clinical and translational research.


Must hold M.D. or D.O. degree, have completed a residency in neurology or neurosurgery and, if applicable, have an active ECFMG certification.

MD Anderson offers a smoke-free environment and is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.


Apply to this program using the DISCOVER on-line application system.

Final selection of applicants will be based on the above, in addition to evaluation of prior academic background and formal interviews. Interested candidates may submit a current CV and three letters of reference to:

John F. de Groot, M.D.
Fellowship Program Director
Neuro-Oncology Unit 431
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
P O Box 301402
Houston, TX 77230-1402
Phone: 713-792-7255