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The Karp Neuro-Oncology Fellowship

The Karp Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Program is a United Counsel for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) accredited program that provides intense, comprehensive training in the management of primary and secondary brain tumors and neurological complications of cancer.

The overall goal is to cultivate the careers of young physician-scientists to become leaders in the field of Neuro-Oncology. The fellowship program is designed to accommodate the individual needs of candidates aiming at either clinical practice or academic positions upon completion of training.

Why Choose to Apply to the Karp Fellowship?

The Neuro-Oncology Program at UPMC Hillman:

  • Supports our fellows through each stage of the process.
  • Has world-class research labs and dedicated support staff.
  • Provides access to a large and diverse patient population.

Our brain and nervous system cancer researchers are studying promising advances in:

  • Targeted therapies.
  • Immunotherapy.
  • Radiation treatments.

The goal is to improve the outcomes and quality of life of people with brain and nervous system cancers.

We thank the Karp family for their ongoing support in the future of neuro-oncology.

Who Can Apply to the Karp Neuro-Oncology Fellowship?

Applicants must have completed a neurology residency and attained qualification to sit for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology examination. They also must have completed USMLE I, II, III.

Foreign medical graduates with equivalent qualifications are also eligible to apply. They must have completed all three of the USMLE examinations, a CSA exam, and hold a valid ECFMG certificate.

We will also consider applicants wishing to pursue a career in academic Neuro-Oncology who have completed residency/fellowship training in medical oncology, radiation-oncology or neurosurgery who wish to complete a one-year program.

All applicants must apply through the Neuro-Oncology San-Francisco Fellowship Match.

For more about the fellowship and details on how to apply, email Megan Mantica, MD, at manticam@upmc.edu.