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Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry Fellowship

The Department of Neurology at Indiana University School of Medicine offers a UCNS-accredited Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry (BNNP) Fellowship program. The core mission of this program is to prepare clinical experts in cognitive and behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry. Under the direction of Liana Apostolova, MD, this two-year clinical fellowship provides a broad exposure to a variety of conditions seen in the outpatient behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry clinics with a focus on dementing illnesses. This program provides both clinical and research training.

Application Requirements

Applicants to the BNNP Fellowship must have completed an ACGME-accredited four-year residency in Neurology or Psychiatry.


The Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry Fellowship curriculum is based upon the UCNS Core Competencies for certification in Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry. Fellowship graduates should be fully prepared to excel on the UCNS Board examinations.

Fellowship Curriculum

Apply for Fellowship

Interested in the Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry Fellowship? Email a CV, 3-4 letters of recommendation, a personal statement and RITE/PRITE exam transcripts to Liana Apostolova, MD, fellowship program director.

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Liana G. Apostolova, MD, MS

Associate Dean of Alzheimer's Disease Research

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  • Clinical Training

    Fellows receive first-hand clinical experience in behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry through continuity clinics within the Memory Disorders Clinics, Department of Neurology and Geriatric Psychiatry clinics within the Department of Psychiatry. Other required rotations include neuropsychology, neuroradiology and neuropathology. In order to obtain further specialized training, a personalized clinical schedule can be developed to cater to each fellow’s specific interests, including neurodevelopmental clinics, psychosocial interventions, movement disorders or traumatic brain injury clinics.

  • Didactics
    Fellows receive formal, didactic exposure to clinical topics and research methodology as well as current perspectives in cognitive neuroscience. Didactics include a monthly IU School of Medicine Clinical Neuropsychology Seminar Series, a weekly Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Didactic Series, and selected didactics from the biweekly fall semester Tools and Techniques in Translational Research Seminar as well as weekly Neurology Grand Rounds, the Summer Stock Neurobehavior Lecture Series, monthly Neurodegenerative Clinicopathologic Conferences, weekly Neuroscience Research Seminar Series, and Translational Neuroscience of Neurodegenerative Diseases.
  • Research Training
    Fellows have the opportunity to gain research exposure in their own area of interest. They are assigned a primary research mentor with relevant expertise. Fellows are expected to publish their original work in peer-reviewed journals during their fellowship. These may include case reports, review articles, and/or independent clinical or research studies. Fellows with academic interest will also receive training in developing a grant proposal (pilot project, K08, K23 or equivalent).
Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry faculty

Liana G. Apostolova, MD, MS

Associate Dean of Alzheimer's Disease Research

Jared R. Brosch, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology

David G. Clark, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology

Martin R. Farlow, MD

Professor Emeritus of Neurology

Thomas W. McAllister, MD

Albert Eugene Sterne Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Brenna C. McDonald, PsyD

Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Robert M. Pascuzzi, MD

Professor Emeritus of Neurology

Daniel F. Rexroth, PsyD

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Andrew J. Saykin, PsyD

Director, Center for Neuroimaging and Indiana Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Paula T. Trzepacz, MD

Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychiatry

Sophia Wang, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry