Baback Arshi in office
Baback Arshi, MD
Fellowship Director

The neurocritical care fellowship at Washington University started in 1998 under Dr. Michael Diringer. In those days residents were offered positions by phone, duty hours did not exist, and fellows were always on call. The practice of neurocritical care was new, exciting, and full of discovery. Our identity was created in that time and we continue to evolve. We are proud to continue to foster an environment that is diverse, inclusive, and equitable while implementing best practice from ACGME.

The two-year fellowship has grown to four fellows per year and one research fellow. Fellows experience a structured curriculum to hone their skills including multidisciplinary rounding, hands-on experience with procedures in simulation lab, one-on-one mentoring, and weekly didactics. The clinical training is one of the most rigorous in the country and creates world class intensivists capable of handling the daily adversity and clinical emergencies that arise in the ICU.

Applications for our four annual positions will be accepted through the SFmatch. We will consider applications from residents & fellows eligible for licensure in Missouri, including those with H-1 and J-1 visas. Thank you for your interest in our program at Washington University.

Baback Arshi, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, Neurocritical care fellowship


An introduction to the program’s curriculum as well as annual conditions in the ICU and the competencies needed.


A sample schedule is provided to envision the program’s 2-year expectations and weekly requirements.


Almost limitless research opportunities at any level.


Meet our current and past fellows. Join our alumni!

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Learn more more about the application process and who to contact for questions.

Director of fellowship program

Baback Arshi, MD

Baback Arshi, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology
Fellowship Director

Medical school: St. Louis University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Southern California School of Medicine
Fellowship: Washington University Neurocritical Care