Behavioral Neurology and Dementia Fellowship Program

The Behavioral Neurology and Dementia Fellowship Program, under the directorship of Mary Quiceno, M.D., offers either a 1- or 2- year fellowship, which is accredited by the United Council for Neurological Subspecialties. Our fellowship program emphasizes a comprehensive approach to patient care, didactic learning, and clinical/translational research. 

Patient care sites include the UT Southwestern Cognitive and Memory Disorders Clinic, Dementia Clinic at Parkland Hospital's Neurology Clinic, and occasional hospital consults from Parkland, Clements University Hospital and Zale Lipshy University Hospital. Our Memory Research Unit at UTSW houses resources for clinical and translational research.

Training

Fellows will be involved in the diagnosis and management of diverse presentations of neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer disease, Dementia with Lewy Bodies, and Frontotemporal Degenerative Disorders. In addition, s/he will actively participate in all aspects of clinical/translational research at Texas’ only NIA-funded Alzheimer’s Disease Center (ADC). UTSW is one of six sites participating in the Texas Alzheimer’s Research and Care Consortium (TARCC) to improve early diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease.

Fellowship didactic curriculum includes regularly scheduled journal clubs and case presentations, such as clinicopathological cases from our ADC cohort. The fellow will have an opportunity to attend and present abstracts at national meetings, such as the Alzheimer’s Disease Center meetings, CTAD-Clinical Trials on Alzheimer's Disease meetings, and the AAIC-Alzheimer’s Association International Conference.  

Application Process

Applications are generally accepted 18 months prior to the anticipated start of training. A complete application should contain the following:

  • UTSW application
  • Personal statement
  • CV
  • ECFG certificate (if applicable)
  • Three letters of recommendation (one from your current program director)
  • USMLE score report or equivalent

Send completed applications to the Fellowship program. neurofellowship@UTSouthwestern.edu