Department of Neurology

Curriculum and Rotations

We have built several curriculums tailored to the individual trainees’ needs, based on their subspecialty and academic interests. Key Rotations include:

Neurosciences ICU

The Neurocritical Care Unit at Harborview Medical Center is the clinical home for our fellows, and a major portion of the ICU time (6-8 months) will be spent here. Our fellows lead one of our 2 Neurocritical service, and supervise a team of residents from various subspecialties and APPs. Fellows will also take in-house night call on the NCCS service in a leadership role, with supervision from an in-house intensivist and the NCCS daytime attending by phone.

Medical/Cardiac ICU

Our fellows spend 2 months in our Medical/Cardiac ICU at Harborview Medical Center, leading one of our 2 MICU teams and supervising a team of medicine residents and APPs. This rotation will significantly strengthen or fellows’ general critical care skills.

Trauma/Surgical ICU

Our fellows spend 2 months in our Trauma ICU at Harborview Medical Center, leading one of our 2 TICU teams and supervising a team of surgery residents and APPs. As the main trauma center in WA state and the WAMI region, this service received a large volume and variety of complex patients with polytrauma. Fellows will learn to manage acute brain injury coupled with multi-system trauma.

Other ICU rotations

  • Cardiothoracic ICU (UW-Montlake)
  • Cardiac ICU (UW-Montlake)
    Medical ICU (UW-Montlake)
  • Surgical ICU (UW-Montlake)
  • BMT/Oncology ICU (UW-Montlake)
  • Pediatric ICU (Seattle Children’s hospital)

Acute Stroke Service



Fellows rotate in the operating room under the direct supervision and mentorship of our Anesthesiology Faculty, and learn to hone their airway skills..

HMC Sumi/Copass Junior Attending (2nd year)


  • Pre-hospital/Airlift
  • TCDs
  • Neuroradiology
  • Neuro-IR
  • Palliative Care
  • Renal Consults
  • Infectious Diseases

International/Global Health Electives

Research Elective