Our mission

The goal of the Neurocritical Care Fellowship Program is to provide a rich and rigorous academic environment in which the next generation of neuro-intensivists can develop into compassionate and highly competent leaders in this exciting and evolving field.

Message from the Fellowship Director Baback Arshi, MD

Baback Arshi headshot

Welcome to the division of Neurocritical care at Washington University in St. Louis.

Our team is dedicated to providing personalized, world-class medicine in the heart of St. Louis, Missouri. The ICU located at Barnes Jewish hospital is one of the largest in the country. The ICU has 29-beds, 8 full-time faculty, and 9 fellowship positions. We manage a range of diseases including traumatic brain injury, subarachnoid hemorrhage, stroke, and spine disease. The ICU is equipped with cutting edge technology including portable CT scanners, a PET scanner, and state of the art bedside ultrasound machines.

All of the resources of Washington University provide a rich environment to train the future leaders in neurocritical care. The UCNS certified 2-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, and evidence-based approach to medicine. Graduating fellows from Washington University have gone on to hold positions in clinical and academic medicine while finding success as clinicians, educators, and researchers.

At Washington University we are most proud of our personalized approach to medicine. The neurocritical care family includes a closely knit group of physicians, pharmacists, fellows, residents, nurse practitioners, and nurses. Together we are committed to improve the health of the people and community we serve.

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.

For further questions, please contact

Baback Arshi, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Fellowship Director, Neurocritical Care
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Neurology
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
660 South Euclid Ave
Campus Box 8111
St Louis, MO 63110

Primary Contact:
Liz Vansickle (Program Administrator)
Office: 314-362-2999
Email: mvansickle@wustl.edu