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Brain Injury Fellowship

The UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine offers a one-year clinical ACGME-accredited fellowship in Brain Injury Medicine. The program is directed by Cherry Junn, MD (Program Director). Our mission is to enhance community access, regionally and nationally, to physicians with advanced training in the care of those with acquired brain injury through education and personalized mentorship. The Fellow will be part of an interdisciplinary team providing state of the art care to persons with traumatic brain injury, stroke, CNS neoplasms, anoxic brain injury, and other brain disorders.

The clinical fellowship experience includes acute and chronic management of patients, with a wide range of educational opportunities. The Fellow is primarily supervised by PM&R faculty and will also work with neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuropsychologists and other medical and rehabilitation providers in support of educational goals. The fellowship curriculum aligns with newly released program requirements and examination outline in Brain Injury Medicine.

UW Medicine is the home of the UW TBI Model System and Harborview Medical Center (HMC). HMC is a Level I Trauma Center and is certified as a primary stroke center by The Joint Commission.

Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in clinical research with a nationally renowned team including physiatry, neuropsychology, clinical psychology, occupational therapy, rehabilitation counseling, and statistics. Additionally, we provide mentorship in educational experiences with opportunities to teach practicing physicians, residents, medical students and allied health care providers.


The BIM position for 2021-2022 has been filled. The program will start accepting application materials for the 2022-2023 academic year position starting in AUGUST 2021.

Individuals may apply for the Brain Injury Fellowship by submitting through ERAS until August 23, 2020. Interviews will be held virtually for all candidates October through November.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

UW Brain Injury Medicine Fellowship Program Aims:

  • Produce exemplary physician who will provide excellent care for patients with acquired brain injury across multiple healthcare settings and lifespan.
  • Develop experienced educator in Brain Injury Medicine.
  • Train fellows to be well-rounded practitioners with expertise in acquired brain injury to meet individualized goals.

Selection Criteria

Applicants for the Brain Injury Fellowship must meet the following criteria:

  • Be in their last year of residency or completed their residency in an ACGME- accredited training program.
  • Successful completion of USMLE or COMLEX.
  • US citizenship or permanent legal resident.
  • Eligible for full medical licensure in the state of Washington.

Successful applicants demonstrate a clear interest in Brain Injury Medicine, strong history of academic excellence, resilience and ability to work in diverse teams.
Applications from specialties outside of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) will be considered. Successful applicants from all specialties will demonstrate sufficient experience with acute inpatient rehabilitation care and rehabilitation medicine consultation to appropriately serve at fellowship level on clinical care teams.

Questions about applications may be sent to:

Hannah King
Program Administrative Assistant
University of Washington
Box # 359612
325 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-685-8613
Fax: 206-897-4881

The program is participating in the Brain Injury Medicine match. Information about the match is available here:

Stipend & Benefits

The Brain Injury fellow’s salary and benefits are commensurate with the PGY-5 salary of the University of Washington School of Medicine. Benefits include three weeks of leave for vacation and additional educational leave in accordance with the UW Housestaff Association’s contract.

UW Resident/Fellow Stipend Schedule 2016-2019*

UW Resident/Fellow Stipend Schedule for UWHA Members, effective November 1, 2016- June 30, 2019. Negotiation is in process for new stipend schedule.

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Faculty Members

Mentorship for the University of Washington Brain Injury Fellowship is led by Cherry Junn, MD. A multi-disciplinary team of faculty from the UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine train and support the Fellow during the training experience.

Other Core Faculty members include:

Aaron Bunnell, MD
Ny-Ying Lam, MD
Jennifer Zumsteg, MD

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