The Center is committed to teaching young investigators. Dr. Kaufmann has mentored over 25 fellows, many of which have gone on to create their own programs to treat patients with autonomic disorders or establish their own research centers.
The Dysautonomia Center currently offers a NYU-GME approved fellowship program, focused exclusively on training young physicians in the diagnosis and management of autonomic disorders (see below). In addition, the Center offers observerships for physicians and scientists from around the world; clinical rotations for neurology, pediatric and medical residents; post-doctoral fellowship positions and visiting professorships. Interested applicants should contact the Center.
The Department of Neurology of New York University School of Medicine offers a two‐year fellowship in autonomic disorders.
The Fellowship program provides intensive training in the diagnosis, evaluation and management of patients with genetic and non-genetic autonomic disorders. The extensive clinical and basic science curriculum was developed to train fellows in recognizing symptoms of autonomic dysfunction, conducting and interpreting autonomic, neuroendocrine and clinical studies and outlining a differential diagnosis of autonomic disorders. The NYU Dysautonomia Center is an international referral center for patients with genetic autonomic disorders, including familial dysautonomia and other hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathies (HSAN), as well as sporadic onset autonomic disorders such as pure autonomic failure, multiple system atrophy, autoimmune autonomic neuropathies, Parkinson’s disease and dementia with Lewy bodies. The Fellow will be actively involved in the evaluation and treatment of patients with autonomic disorders of all types. He or she will participate in clinical trials conducted at the Dysautonomia Center and have the opportunity to collaborate in basic science research. He or she will also be involved in weekly teaching conferences at the Center and share in the responsibility of teaching neurology residents rotating through the autonomic laboratory.
Eligible candidates must have completed neurology residency training and hold a valid New York State license or a Limited Permit to practice medicine in the State of New York. Salaries for clinical fellows are commensurate with training.
Interested applicants should send their C.V., a brief statement of interests and a letter of reference to:
Autonomic Disorders Fellowship Coordinator
530 First Avenue, suite 9Q
New York, NY 10016
Dusan Roncevic, MD
Niamh Goulding, PhD
Alejandra Gonzalez-Duarte, MD - graduated June ‘10
Medical Science Investigator
Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutrition Salvador Zubrian
Mexico City, Mexico
Ishan Adhikari, MD - graduated June ‘11
Autonomic Disorders Physician
Heart Beat Clinic
Alyson Maloy, MD - graduated June ‘11