Announcing the new


On behalf of both the Center for Neurotechnology and Neurorecovery in the MGH Department of Neurology, and the SRH Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, we are pleased to announce the July 2017 launch of the Partners Neurorecovery Fellowship.

The Partners Neurorecovery Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital offers a one-year clinical training program in neurorecovery and neurorehabilitation. The fellowship provides clinical training in the management and rehabilitative treatment of people recovering from acute neurological injuries (e.g., stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, status epilepticus). We also provide substantial opportunity for trainees to participate in research to advance the science of neurorecovery and neural repair. Our overarching goal is to train physicians to be both outstanding clinicians and transformational researchers in neurorecovery.

Fellows will have a broad clinical experience, spanning the acute to post-acute  neurologic continuum of care. Fellows will perform inpatient neurorehabilitation consultations at MGH, Spaulding, and other affiliated institutions. They will also provide longitudinal ambulatory care for patients recovering from neurologic injury in the MGH Neurorecovery and Spaulding neurorehabilitation clinics. There are additional clinical electives available for fellows in the MGH Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit and the MGH Clinical Neurophysiology Units.

A core aim of the Neurorecovery Fellowship is to provide exposure to and dedicated time for basic, clinical, and translational research in neural repair and neurorecovery. To this end, the fellowship provides substantial protected time for a longitudinal research project over the course of the fellowship year with the goal of generating preliminary data for a transition to independence award (NIH K award or equivalent). Leigh R. Hochberg, MD, PhD is the fellowship director and Nicole Mazwi, MD, is the fellowship co-director.

We look forward to welcoming the future of neurorecovery with our new trainees! For more information, please contact Mia Falco (

Also of interest: Please see the Spaulding-administered fellowships in Brain Injury (directed by Dr. Seth Herman, and Spinal Cord Injury (directed by Dr. Sunil Sabharwal,

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