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Medical Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Program

Program Description 

The Medical Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Program is accredited by the United Council for Neurological Subspecialties. Our program enhances the education and the research mission of the Moffitt Cancer Center. The program enables fellows to acquire an advanced body of knowledge and level of skill in the management of neuro-oncology patients in order to assume a leadership role in teaching and research in the field. The graduating fellows will be highly trained in neuro-oncology and have the potential to become leaders in the field. The fellowship is designed for individual’s intent upon a career in academic neuro-oncology. The fellowship program will also enhance the reputation of a world-class institution and site-specific program, to include potential recruitment for faculty positions. We offer a one year clinical fellowship with an optional second year of research. The first year focuses on Clinical neuro-oncology with a broad exposure to all aspects of neuro-oncology and different primary brain tumors, metastatic brain tumors and neurologic complications of systemic cancer. As a Department which has Neurology, Medical Neuro-Oncology, and Neurosurgery, there are rotations in Neurosurgery, Neuroradiology, Neuro Pathology and Personalized/Molecular Medicine. Electives are also available and tailored to individual needs. The second year is optional and focuses on clinical, translational, and basic research in Neuro-Oncology.


Fellows will be expected to participate in the robust phase 1 & 2 clinical trials program and will have opportunities for publication of research articles as well as presentation of research abstracts to national oncological meetings. 



  • The fellow must possess a current valid and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States or Canada or its territories.  
  • The fellow must be a graduate of a residency program in neurology [or other specific program types specified by the Subspecialty] accredited by the ACGME or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC).
  • The fellow must be board certified or eligible for certification in a primary ABMS or RCPSC specialty [as specified by the Subspecialty]. 

Number of Positions



Applicants should send his/her completed application forms and all required documents to our program 18 months prior to the fellowship start date.

How to Apply

  • Contact coordinator for Application (pdf)
  • Updated CV
  • Personal statement
  • Copies of USMLE scores
  • Submit three letters of recommendation (including one from your current residency program director or department chair)
  • Certified copy of your currently valid ECFMG certificate(applicable for International Medical Graduates only)

Sample Contract (PDF)

Salary and Benefits (PDF) 

Program Director

Peter Forsyth, MD
Chair, Department of Neuro-Oncology
Site Director, USF Neurology Residency Program
Program Director, Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Program
Moffitt Cancer Center

Program Coordinator

Chantal Vazquez
Graduate Medical Education Coordinator
P: 813-745-2250