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Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology Fellowship

Our Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology Fellowship has a lot to offer. Learn more here.

Our intensive postgraduate training program offers three tracks that allow our trainees to tailor this excellent educational opportunity to their interests and career aspirations. It’s one of only 44 cognitive and behavioral fellowships in the nation accredited by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS), the premier organization in the U.S. committed to promoting high quality patient-centered care through accreditation of training programs and certification of physicians in neurologic subspecialties. 

Clinician Track

This one-year track is designed for physicians who want to improve their clinical acumen for recognizing all variations of neurodegenerative diseases in cognitive and behavioral neurology.

Clinician-Scientist Track

A 2-year program aimed at clinicians who want to launch a career that includes both patient care and research. This training experience helps fellows develop a clinical and translational line of study.

Research Intensive Track

This 1- to 2-year program is for basic and clinical researchers and is designed to launch an independent research career. Fellows are mentored by internationally recognized leaders in brain energy metabolism and neurocognitive disorders.

To find out more about the postdoctoral research fellowship tracks, contact Eric Vidoni at

Fellowship leadership team

Gary Gronseth, M.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology

Ryan Townley, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
United Council for Neurologici Specialities certified in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry​
Program Director, Cognitive and Behavioral Fellowship

Eric Vidoni, PT, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology
Co-Program Director, Cognitive and Behavioral Fellowship Program

Russell Swerdlow, M.D.
Professor, Department of Neurology
Director, KU Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Jeffrey Burns, M.D.
Professor, Department of Neurology
Co-Director, KU Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

Stacey Qandil
Fellowship Coordinator
(913) 945-6429

KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Neurology
Mailstop 2012
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-6970
Fax: 913-588-6965