Neuro-Oncology

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital – Neuro-Oncology Fellowship

Welcome to the Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Training Program at NewYork-Presbyterian (NYP) -  Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine.

The NYP Neuro-Oncology Fellowship is a wonderful educational and training opportunity at two premiere brain tumor programs—Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine. Our institutions care for a very high volume of patients with primary brain & spine tumors, CNS metastases, and neurologic complications of cancer, providing fellows with a tremendous clinical experience. Further, trainees are encouraged to become involved in the many active clinical and translational research programs present across campuses at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center, the William Rhodes and Louise Tilzer-Rhodes Center for Glioblastoma, the Columbia Brain Tumor Center, and the Bartoli Brain Tumor Laboratory. They will work closely with an extensive interdisciplinary neuro-oncology team, including colleagues in neurosurgery, radiation oncology, neuropathology, palliative care, pediatric oncology, and medical oncology to establish expertise in all aspects of neuro-oncology.

Our bi-campus program provides a wide breadth and depth of exposure within neuro-oncology. Trainees have the opportunity to work with a diverse faculty who are committed to teaching and mentorship of fellows. For more information about our mission to ensure a diverse and inclusive community, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion Program.

The Department of Neurology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers and educators.


Our Program

The NYP Neuro-oncology Fellowship at Columbia and Cornell is a two-year training program that fulfills the United Council of Neurological Subspecialties training criteria. Upon completion of the program, fellows are eligible for UCNS Certification in Neuro-Oncology. Our two-year/24-month program is divided equally between Columbia and Weill Cornell Medicine:

  • 6 Months (July-December): Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • 12 Months (January-December): Weill Cornell Medicine
  • 6 Months (January-June): Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Fellows have continuous exposure to outpatient neuro-oncology throughout the two years. They are also involved in the care of inpatients with neuro-oncologic issues. In addition, fellows will complete dedicated rotations in pediatric neuro-oncology, radiation oncology, and neuropathology.

Fellow education is supplemented by a wide variety of lectures, teaching conferences, Journal Clubs, Tumor Boards, and Grand Rounds conferences. Upon completion of the fellowship, trainees will be proficient in the diagnosis and management of patients with benign and malignant brain tumors of the nervous system and neurologic complications of cancer.


Apply

To apply to the Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Program at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, please visit the SF Match website (program #5247). Applications should include a letter of interest, CV, and 3 letters of recommendations. Applications are reviewed by a diverse committee. Interviews are scheduled in the early spring.


Contact

Hannah Cox Peralta
Administrative and Fellowship Coordinator
Email: hc56@cumc.columbia.edu
Phone: 212-342-0571
Fax: 212-305-2704

Laura E. Donovan, MD
Fellowship Director
Neurological Institute of New York
Department of Neurology
Division of Neuro-Oncology
710 West 168th Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10032

Fellowship Faculty

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IRVING MEDICAL CENTER

WEILL CORNELL MEDICINE

  • Howard Fine, MD – Director, Weill Cornell Brain Tumor Center
  • Rajiv Magge, MD – Associate Program Director, NYP Neuro-Oncology Fellowship
  • Evan Noch, MD, PhD – Attending, Neuro-Oncology

Current Fellows

Second Year Fellow

  • Marissa Barbaro, MD
    Medical School: NYU Langone, NY
    Residency: Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Neurology

First Year Fellow

  • Carlen Yuen, MD
    Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine, IL
    Residency: University of Chicago, Neurology

Recent Alumni

  • Peter Pan, MD
    Medical School: SUNY Downstate, NY
    Residency: University of California, Davis, Neurology
     
  • Laura Donovan, MD
    Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine, GA
    Residency: Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Neurology