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The most important investment Northwell Health makes is to education
Our many neuroscience training programs invest in the next generation of physicians by offering a wide range of high-level educational and training opportunities. 

Graduate medical education

The Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery is committed to educating and training the leaders of tomorrow. As a part of Northwell Health, one of the nation's largest health systems, we have unparalleled resources to bolster training, including a world-class research institute and an innovative medical school.

Neurology GME programs
The Epilepsy Fellowship Program at Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell is founded upon competency-based education, including medical knowledge, patient care, practice-based learning and improvement, systems-based practice, interpersonal and communication skills, and professionalism.
The Brain Injury Fellowship Program in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation offers training in the continuum of care for brain injury across three Northwell hospitals.
The Department of Neurology at the Northwell Health offers a one-year clinical neurophysiology program to study elect neurologic disorders involving the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous systems.
The Department of Neurology at Northwell Health offers a two-year Institutional GME-approved fellowship training program in movement disorders. The Movement Disorders Center in the Neurosciences Institute provides treatment for a wide range of neurological movement disorders and disease. Trainees experience in-depth clinical guidance with a high volume of cases, including Parkinson’s disease, atypical Parkinsonism, dystonia, and essential tremor, Tourette’s syndrome, hemifacial spasms, ataxia and Huntington’s disease.
The Northwell Health residency training program in neurology provides a broad clinical and didactic curriculum that meets the training requirements set by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. The three-year program begins at the PGY-2 level. Throughout the three years, the resident will attain the experience, skills, and knowledge necessary for the independent practice of neurology. The residents interact with clinicians at various teaching sites throughout the didactic program.
Neurosurgery GME programs
The Neurocritical Care Fellowship has been designed to educate neurosurgical fellows in the care of complex and diverse critically ill patients with primary or secondary neurologic injury, with a strong focus on neurotrauma.
Learn more about the UCNS Fellowship in Neurocritical Care at Northwell Health.
The Department of Neurosurgery at Northwell Health offers a seven-year neurosurgical training program. The program is located at three hospitals – North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Cohen Children’s Medical Center – and is geared towards training surgeons to meet the demands of an ever-changing healthcare environment.

Regular scheduled series (RSS)

Neurosciences at Northwell Health recognizes the importance of offering grand rounds, case conferences, and other CME-accredited regularly scheduled series (RSS). These conferences are a key teaching tool and are used to further educate physicians, nurse/nurse practitioners, physician assistants, residents, fellows and other clinicians. These conferences are held on an ongoing basis and are open to anyone who wants to attend.

Lenox Hill Neurosurgery Brain and Spinal Tumor Board

Monday's 8am-9am in the Lenox Hill Hospital Theater room
Course Director: John Boockvar, MD
Coordinator:
Amanda Amarain
[email protected]
(212) 434-4815

Lenox Hill Neurosurgery M&M

Third Tuesday of every month 7am-8am in the Lenox Hill Hospital Theater room
Course Director: David Langer, MD
Coordinator:
Amanda Amarain
[email protected]
(212) 434-4815

Lenox Hill Neurosurgery Grand Rounds

Second Tuesday of every month 8am-9am in the Lenox Hill Hospital Theater room
Course Director: David Langer, MD
Coordinator:
Amanda Amarain
[email protected]
(212) 434-4815

Lenox Hill Neurology Grand Rounds

Third Tuesday of every month 8am-9am in the Lenox Hill Hospital Theater room
Course Directors: Souhel Najjar, MD & Derek Chong, MD, MSc  
Coordinator:
Amanda Amarain
[email protected]
(212) 434-4815

Lenox Hill Neurology Case Conference

First and fourth Tuesday of every month 8am-9am in Conference Room 204
Course Directors: Souhel Najjar, MD & Derek Chong, MD, MSc  
Coordinator:

Amanda Amarain
[email protected]
(212) 434-4815

Lenox Hill Cerebrovascular Case Conference

Every Thursday 8am-9am in the Lenox Hill Hospital Theater room
Course Directors: David Langer, MDRafael Ortiz, MD & Salman Azhar, MD
Coordinator:
Amanda Amarain
[email protected]
(212) 434-4815

Lenox Hill Neurology Epilepsy Case Conference

Every Friday 12pm-1pm in the Lenox Hill Hospital Theater room
Course Directors: Derek Chong, MD, MSc & Meghan Fleming, DO
Coordinator:
Amanda Amarain
[email protected]
(212) 434-4815

Lenox Hill Spine Case Conference

Every Wednesday 7:30am-8:30am in the Lenox Hill Hospital Theater room
Course Directors: Mitchell Levine, MD & Jonathan Oren, MD
Coordinator:
Amanda Amarain
[email protected]
(212) 434-4815

NSUH Neurosurgery RSS (Grand Rounds)

Every Tuesday 7:30am-8:30am in 9 Tower Large Conference Room
Course Director: Michael Schulder, MD
Coordinator:
Gina Carollo
[email protected]
(516) 562-3068

NSUH Neurosurgery RSS (Grand Rounds) I & O Conference

Every fourth Tuesday of each month 7:30am-8:30am in 9 Tower Large Conference Room
Course Directors: Michael Schulder, MD
Planner: Mark Mittler, MD 
Coordinator:
Gina Carollo
[email protected]
(516) 562-3068

NSUH Neurosurgery RSS (Grand Rounds) Pituitary Conference

Third Tuesday of every month 7:30am-8:30am in 9 Tower Large Conference Room
Course Director: Michael Schulder, MD
Coordinator:
Gina Carollo
[email protected]
(516) 562-3068

NSUH Neurosurgery RSS (Grand Rounds) Neurotrauma/Critical Care Conference

Third Tuesday of every month 7:30am-8:30am in 9 Tower Large Conference Room
Course Director: Michael Schulder, MD
Planner: Jamie Ullman, MD 
Coordinator:
Gina Carollo
[email protected]
(516) 562-3068

NSUH Neurosurgery Spine, Cerebrovascular and Pediatric Conference

First, second & fourth Friday of every month 7:30am-8:30am in 9 Tower Large Conference Room
Course Director: Michael Schulder, MD
Planner: Mark Mittler, MDDavid Chalif, MDAhmad Latefi, MD
Coordinator:
Gina Carollo
[email protected]
(516) 562-3068

Interdisciplinary Spine Center Meeting

Third Friday of every month 7am-8am in Tower Conference Room 4 & 5
Course Director: Jason S. Lipetz, MD 
Coordinator:
Andrew Notaro
[email protected]
(516) 497-7880

Neurology Grand Rounds

Every Friday 7:30 am-8:30 am in NSUH Rust Auditorium
Course Director: Souhel Najjar, MD
Coordinator:
Jiselle Petrusky
[email protected]
(516) 782-9154

Upcoming CME accredited and professional events