Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry Fellowship at BWH

Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry Fellowship at BWH

Center for Brain/Mind Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Dr. Kirk Daffner
Program Director:
Dr. Kirk Daffner

The Center for Brain/Mind Medicine (CBMM) offers a fellowship program accredited by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) that provides intensive training in both classical and newly developing approaches to cognitive/ behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry. Fellows learn how to comprehensively evaluate and treat patients with complex neurobehavioral problems associated with a range of disorders. A major emphasis is on neuropsychological and biological aspects of dementia, especially Alzheimer's disease. Fellows are trained in neurobiological bases and treatment of cognitive, behavioral, and neuropsychiatric manifestations of neurodegenerative diseases, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, stroke, brain tumors, inflammatory and infectious diseases of central nervous system, developmental disorders, and traumatic brain injury.

Fellows are closely supervised by senior behavioral neurologists and neuropsychiatrists. They participate in clinical teaching rounds, journal club, behavioral neuroscience seminars, numerous didactic sessions, one-on-one tutorials, and laboratory meetings. They are expected to become engaged in research with members of the CBMM.

At the CBMM, in addition to our fellowship program in behavioral neurology/ neuropsychiatry, we have fellows training in neuropsychology, and interns training in social work. Partners neurology and psychiatry residents, Partners geriatric psychiatry fellows, and BWH consultation-liaison psychiatry fellows rotate through our Center. We also offer a clinical rotation in behavioral neurology/neuropsychiatry for medical students and residents.

Core Faculty


Kirk Daffner, MD
Diler Acar, MD
Brendon Boot, MD
Mark Eldaief, MD
Keith Johnson, MD
Gad Marshall, MD
Scott McGinnis, MD
Jeremiah Scharf, MD, PhD
Dennis Selkoe, MD
Reisa Sperling, MD
Christopher Wright, MD, PhD

Neuropsychiatrists/Geriatric Psychiatrists:
Laura Safar, MD
Gaston Baslet, MD
Nancy Donovan, MD
Jane Epstein, MD
Barry Fogel, MD
Melissa Frumin, MD
Olivia Okereke, MD
Shreya Raj, MD
David Silbersweig, MD
John Sullivan, MD

Aaron Nelson, PhD
Rebecca Amariglio, PhD
Lindsey Barker, PhD
Pamela Friedman, PsyD
Claire Humphreys, PhD
Mary-Ellen Meadows, PhD
Dorene Rentz, PsyD
Meghan Searl, PhD
Kim Willment, PhD

Social Workers:
Jeffrey Robbins, LICSW
Eileen Salmanson, LICSW
Laura Morrissey, LICSW

Eligibility/Application Process

Candidates must have an MD with residency training in neurology or psychiatry. U.S. license and board eligibility/board certification are required.

Please send CV, a personal statement, and 3 letters of reference to the director of the fellowship program. The application can be mailed or emailed to:

Kirk R. Daffner, MD (
Center for Brain/Mind Medicine
Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology
Department of Neurology
Brigham and Women's Hospital
221 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Applications are due by May 1 for the following fellowship year. Fellows will be selected by September 30th for a start date on July 1st the following year.

Program Coordinator

Christine Dunant
(617) 525-6752

Visit the Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry Fellowship website for further information.