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Autonomic Disorders Fellowship

The Autonomic Disorders Fellowship Program, under the directorship of Steven Vernino, M.D., Ph.D., is a one-year clinical program that provides training in the diagnosis and management of disorders of the autonomic nervous system. Training emphasizes a comprehensive approach to multidisciplinary patient care and clinical/translational research.

The fellow will gain an understanding of the interplay among neuroanatomy, cardiovascular physiology, and pharmacology. Fellows will also become proficient in using neurophysiological autonomic testing.

Curriculum includes regularly scheduled teaching conferences and case presentations. Fellows will work in several different autonomic laboratories with program faculty who are international experts in the field of autonomic disorders.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must have an M.D. degree (or equivalent) from an approved LCME medical school; satisfactory completion of an adult or pediatric neurology residency program from an ACGME-accredited program; and be board-eligible or board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Applicants must also possess a current Texas Medical License. Foreign medical graduates must be ECFMG-certified and eligible for J-1 VISA sponsorship.

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)
  • 3 letters of recommendation (one from your current program director)
  • USMLE score report or equivalent

Send completed application to