Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Match

Applications will open for the 2021/2022 match year on November 4, 2019

The Society for Neuro-Oncology announced the launch of a formal match program for fellowship applicants beginning with the 2019/2020 fellowship year. This initiative, co-chaired by Drs. John de Groot (MD Anderson) and Scott Plotkin (Massachusetts General Hospital), was a natural next step for neuro-oncology as a growing field. The formal match established a first-ever public listing of participating fellowship programs, a uniform timeline, and standardized base application documents to help streamline the application process for both applicants and programs. It also provides time to encourage “best fit scenarios”, and establishes separate codes of conduct for applicants and programs. Note that at this time, the match is for adult fellowship programs.

The match itself is conducted by the vendor San Francisco Match ("SF Match"), with the Society for Neuro-Oncology serving as a the match sponsor, and the SNO Fellowship Match Committee providing administrative oversight. Members of the fellowship Match Committee include: Dr. John de Groot (co-chair, MD Anderson); Dr. Scott Plotkin (co-chair, Massachusetts General Hospital); Dr. Thomas Kaley (Memorial Sloan-Kettering); Dr. Leia Nghiemphu (University of California, Los Angeles); Dr. Paula Warren (University of Alabama, Birmingham); Dr. Adam Cohen (University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Center); Dr. Katherine Peters (Duke University); and Dr. Joon Uhm (Mayo Clinic).

For complete information, including a list of requisite application documents and frequently asked questions (FAQs), visit and select the “Neuro-Oncology” tab. Candidates must register on the SF Match site to view details on the participating programs and are encouraged to directly contact the programs they are interested in to confirm if additional, institution specific, items are required.


The approved timeline for 2021-2022 candidates is as follows :

  • November 4, 2019 - applications open in SF Match
  • February 28, 2020 - applications close in SF Match
  • March 1, 2020 - interviews period begins
  • May 31, 2020 – interview period ends
  • June 12, 2020 - rankings due at 12:00noon PST from candidates & programs
  • June 19, 2020 - results posted
  • June 22, 2020 - vacancies posted


Participating Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Programs:

  • Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School
  • Cleveland Clinic    
  • Duke University/Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center
  • Henry Ford Health System – Hermelin Brain Tumor Center
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Mayo Clinic Arizona
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Moffitt Cancer Center
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • Northwestern University
  • Oregon Health and Science University
  • Stanford University
  • The Ohio State University
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
  • University Hospitals Case Medical Center
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Florida
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan Medical Center
  • University of Rochester Medical Center
  • University of Utah/Huntsman Cancer Institute
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington School of Medicine
  • University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Yale School of Medicine


Match Code of Conduct
(Adobe PDF File)
Waiver Release
(Adobe PDF File)