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Neurocritical Care Fellowship (LSU Health)

Neurocritical Care Fellowship
Louisiana State University Health
Department of Neurosurgery
Neurocritical Care
Gulf South
Salary Range:
PGY level
LSUHSC-NO Department of Neurosurgery, in concert with LCMC Neuroscience, is proud to announce a CAST-certified Neurocritical Care Fellowship!

4 board-certified neurointensivists with backgrounds in Neurosurgery and Neurology and subspecialties in Stroke, Neuroendovascular Surgery, and Neurotrauma
Extensive procedural privileges, including airway (intubation, tracheostomy, bronchoscopy), vascular, neurosurgery (burr holes, ICP/PbO2, EVD, LD), and plasmapheresis
Raumedic intracranial monitors
Point of care TCD and ultrasonography
Video laryngoscopy and bronchoscopy
24/7/365 cEEG
Prospective database populated by SQL reports from Epic EHR

West Jefferson Medical Center Features
First center to perform aneurysm coiling in the Gulf South
Large open and interventional vascular neurosurgery practice with more than 100 aneurysms yearly
Comprehensive Stroke Center
Newly renovated 12 bed Neurocritical Care Unit
24/7/365 coverage by advanced practice providers and residents
LSU Neurosurgery and Neurology residency

University Medical Center New Orleans Features
Successor to Charity Hospital New Orleans
Only Level 1 Trauma Center in the region with more than 100 cases of severe TBI, 250 cases of mild TBI, and 60 cases of SCI yearly
Primary Stroke Center
LSU Neurosurgery residency
LSU and Tulane Neurology residency

The fellowship has two tracks: a 1-year-rotation for Neurosurgery PGY5 or greater fellows or a 2-year-rotation for non-Neurosurgery fellows. In both cases the training goals will be the same. We host 1 fellow yearly and have the flexibility to adapt our fellowship to your goals and background. The fellowship will prepare you to apply for Recognition of Focused Practice in NCC from the American Board of Neurological Surgery.

Application for a fellowship to start in July 2023 is open! Each application is evaluated as soon as received. To be eligible, you must currently be enrolled and/or completed an ACGME-accredited program.

To apply send the following information to Alan Velander at

Cover letter
Current Curriculum Vitae
USMLE transcripts/score report
Three letters of recommendation

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