Welcome to the Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School Fellowship Training Program in Neurocritical Care. We are proud to be not only the country’s oldest neurocritical care training program, but also one of its most innovative. The outstanding care, clinical and research innovations and leadership provided and generated by our graduates have played a significant role in the transformation of acute and preventive care for patients across the world. To support this educational mission, we have built a program that stretches beyond the walls of the NeuroICU, encompassing comprehensive training in general and surgical critical care, airway management, EEG and multi-modal neuromonitoring, bedside emergency ultrasound, formal simulation training and a major component of independent elective time for reinforcing these diverse clinical skills.

A unique aspect of our program is the strong individualized mentorship provided to each trainee. We devote substantial effort to the career development of our fellows, recognizing that each of you comes to us with different backgrounds, different strengths and different goals. We work with fellows individually, getting to know them and helping each one of them to identify a uniquely tailored career direction that will lead to substantial professional contributions as well as personal satisfaction. We welcome applicants with a variety of long-term goals, including future clinicians and champions of clinical innovation and quality improvement, clinician-scientists and clinician-educators. We believe that learning and applying a scientifically-based rigorous approach to data analysis, both at the bedside and in research, is the foundation for providing outstanding care to the patients of today and improving the care of patients of tomorrow.

We invite you to visit us and help us innovate by joining our team.

Sahar F. Zafar, MD
Fellowship Program Director
Division of Neurocritical Care
Massachusetts General Hospital

Mission and Goals

  • Broad and deep clinical training through a core clinical experience in neurocritical care in the NeuroICU and additional clinical training in general critical care within the Surgical, Medical and Cardiac Intensive Care Units
  • Increasing independence with advancement and leadership training
  • Comprehensive didactic and hands-on procedural training 
  • Diverse research experiences in clinical, patient-oriented, informatics, computational and laboratory-based research, with a broad and deep list of available mentors