Contact Information

Neurology Program Coordinator: Karen Willman
Phone: 614-293-6872
Fax: 614-293-4688
Email: Karen.Willman@osumc.edu
395 W. 12th Ave., 7th Floor
Columbus, OH 43210

Our Neuro-Oncology Fellowship offers a rich curriculum that covers all areas of neuro-oncology in a multidisciplinary setting as well as strong clinical and laboratory research opportunities.

Extensive Hands-on Exposure

As a fellow, you will train under some of the nation’s top clinicians, educators and researchers. We have a highly collaborative faculty network, formal research seminars, informal presentations, journal reviews and didactic lectures that will stimulate your intellect and encourage you in the development of an outstanding career. Fellows who complete training in our programs will be eligible for board certification. We currently offer five programs.

Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Curriculum

The Neuro-Oncology Fellowship at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) in Columbus, Ohio, is a United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS)-accredited two-year program that provides excellent training for residents interested in a career in neuro-oncology. The program offers a rich curriculum that covers all areas of neuro-oncology in a multidisciplinary setting and offers very strong clinical and laboratory research opportunities.

The major strengths of the Program will include a highly academic institutional environment promoting the sponsoring institution and very strong specialty areas relevant to neuro-oncology practice and research. These include a very robust and highly successful neurosurgery program, two neuro-oncology labs with high levels of constant NIH funding and a new NCI designated Cancer Center providing state of the art facilities including radiation oncology and imaging. The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center/James Cancer Hospital Solove Research Institute currently boasts an exceptional rating from the NCI.


First Year:

The first year of training covers all areas of the curriculum required for UCNS certification. The second year offers an opportunity to focus on a clinical or laboratory research track. Fellows are exposed to an extensive variety of inpatient and outpatient neuro-oncology cases and can participate in formal multidisciplinary discussions at a weekly tumor board meeting. The outpatient training experience will be based in The James Neuro-Oncology Center, an integrated multidisciplinary center which brings together neuro-oncologists, neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists to deliver cutting edge clinical care and clinical research options to patients with neurological malignancies. The inpatient experience will be based in the new state-of-the art 300-bed free-standing cancer center hospital and will cover inpatient primary brain tumor service and neuro-oncology consult service with broad training in administering chemotherapy for brain tumors and managing neurological complications of cancer.

Second Year:

The second year of the Neuro-oncology fellowship will have a dedicated focus to research with the option of pursuing a clinical research or a basic laboratory research track. The clinical and research activity is centered at The James, which is the patient care component of the OSUCCC. The James is consistently ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of the top hospitals in the nation for cancer care. It is the largest cancer hospital in the Midwest and the third largest in the nation. Fellows also rotate through Nationwide Children’s Hospital, which has a very active pediatric neuro-oncology program, inclusive of fellowship training.

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in our fellowship training programs. You may download a PDF of the application below. Complete and submit it along with the other required documents noted below to the program coordinator listed on the application. Applications may be scanned and emailed or faxed. Or simply mail a hard copy of all materials to the street address listed on the application form.

Fellowship Requirements:

  • Good standing of the American Board of Medical Specialties in one of the following
    • Neurology or Child Neurology
    • Neurological Surgery
    • Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology
    • Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
    • Radiation Oncology Equivalent certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • State of Ohio Medical License (training license may also suffice)
Fellowship Documents needed to apply:
  • CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • MD Diploma
  • PhD Diploma (if applicable)

For More Information

Pierre Giglio, MD
Fellowship Program Director
Division of Neuro-oncology 
Pierre.giglio@osumc.edu

Kelli Tingley
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Division of Neuro-oncology
614-688-7592
Kelli.tingley@osumc.edu

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