Fellowship Director

Janna Neltner, MD

Positions Held:
  • Associate Professor
  • Vice Chair of Education
  • Director - Neuropathology Fellowship Program

Current Neuropathology Fellow

Two-Year Fellowship in Neuropathology

A two-year fellowship in neuropathology is offered at the University of Kentucky. A high proportion of surgical neuropathological accessions are related to the diagnosis and staging of neoplasms, but there are many dementia autopsies linked to the University of Kentucky Alzheimer's Disease Center. Approximately one month of vacation/travel is included. Critically important, a six-month research block is scheduled following the clinical 18 month segment at the beginning of the fellowship.


The fellowship is open to individuals who are board eligible or certified in anatomic pathology or anatomic and clinical pathology.


The fellow is one of the persons responsible for helping to instruct junior residents in neuropathology. The fellow will also sign out cases on a schedule commensurate with their abilities. Generally this will constitute signing out cases for approximately 45 min/day with an attending neuropathologist.
The fellow will also be responsible for actively participating in tumor board and slide conference, and also brain-cutting, a neurology clinical-pathological conference, and select additional inter-service activities and conferences.

Required Scholarly Work

The neuropathology fellow is expected to participate in at least one project designed to culminate in, work suitable for publication in a peer reviewed journal and/or presentation at a national meeting. Such projects will be carried out in collaboration with members of the pathology faculty or, after approval by the director of surgical pathology, with other faculty members from the College of Medicine or the University.

Stipends and Benefits

Commensurate with year of postgraduate training in pathology.


To apply for a neuropathology fellowship at the University of Kentucky, please send the following application materials to William Herschelman at wthers2@uky.edu 

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