Training Opportunities

Neuroimmunology Fellowship at UTHealth

*information for fellowships beginning July 2024*

The Division of Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) currently consists of 4 faculty that are actively seeing patients with MS and related diseases.  Please see our division web page  for details on our faculty, their interests, and clinical activities.  In addition to our busy clinical practice, we also participate in a number of clinical trials and conduct a variety of basic, imaging, and applied research projects.

We have a consistent fellowship program with one fellow a year since 2018.  Our last two fellows have assumed a faculty position at an academic program at the end of their fellowship.

The fellowship experience is flexible and can be tailored to the interests of the fellow.  We offer a one-year fellowship focused on clinical training, and also a two year fellowship combining clinical and research training.  We have abundant clinical material, a regular series of group conferences on imaging and difficult diagnoses, and encourage independent thinking and research activities.

Funding is arranged each year.  Our 2018-19 fellow was funded through philanthropy, and our 2019-2021 fellow was funded through a fellowship awarded by Genentech.  Other resources include fellowship programs funded by the National MS Society and Biogen Idec.  The applications for fellowship funding from Genentech and Biogen are done by the program, but the application to the NMSS is done by the candidate.

Applicants should be completing residency training in neurology or pediatric neurology at an accredited US program, be board eligible in neurology, and be eligible for a Texas state medical license.  Unfortunately, University policy does not allow physicians who are not eligible for a US medical license to participate meaningfully in patient care.

If interested, you should send the following documents to J. William Lindsey, MD, the division director, at

  • Personal statement describing why you are interested in a neuroimmunology fellowship and your career goals and desired experiences during training
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty you have worked with during residency

We have selected our fellow starting in July, 2023.  We will accept applications for fellowships starting in July, 2024 from September to December of 2022.  We will interview candidates in January, 2023 and select a fellow in March, 2023.