UCLA Neuro-Oncology Program is the premier Brain Tumor Program in Southern California with advances in novel surgical, radiation, chemotherapy, biologic, genetic and immune therapy approaches for primary brain tumors and the CNS complications of systemic cancer. We have been effective in rapidly bringing promising basic research to the clinic. Clinical services are provided to enhance individual care and provide access to cutting edge clinical trials. A multi-disciplinary brain tumor board meets on weekly basis so that patient care management may benefit from the input of specialists in radiation oncology, medical oncology, neuro-pathology, neurosurgery and neurology. Learn more about our current clinical trials and research projects >

The fellowship takes place at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood. The fellowship is an accredited program in neuro-oncology designed to provide excellence in clinical training with opportunities for cutting-edge clinical and basic research over two to three years. Fellows will be prepared for sub-specialty board certification in neuro-oncology. Salary is based on PGY-status.


First year - clinical neuro-oncology
The first year is designed to allow the fellow to become familiar with treating primary brain tumors through clinical rotations with the adult neuro-oncology clinic. Exposure to pediatric brain tumors, metastatic tumors, and CNS complications of systemic cancer will also be provided with rotations through pediatric neuro-oncology, medical oncology and radiosurgery clinics. Knowledge regarding typical complications of therapy in general cancer patients will be gleaned from these setting. Consultation will include both inpatient and outpatient evaluations. The fellow will also be asked to attend weekly Brain Tumor Board meetings and provide input.

Second/third Year - clinical or basic research project
During the second and third year, the fellow is required to attend a weekly Continuity Clinic and Brain Tumor Board. The fellow will also be asked to focus in an area of research, either bench or clinical.

Please send all applications to:
Phioanh (Leia) Nghiemphu, MD
Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
710 Westwood Plaza, RNRC 1-230
Los Angeles, CA 90095
310-825-5321, Email: [email protected]

Application requirements:

  • CV, Personal statement, USMLE scores, and 3 Letters of Recommendations
  • All applicants must be eligible for a Medical License with the State of California
  • All applicants must first register with SF Match

Fellowship Information

Fellowship Duration

2-3 years

Fellowship Salary

Based on PGY status

Fellowship Application Period

Visit SF match for application timeline & registration >

Typical Source of Funding

Grants, private donations, and clinical revenues

Number of Positions Funded Per Year


Is Program Conducted Entirely Within the Department of Neurology


Current Fellows

Frances Chow, MD
Frances Chow, MD
Donna Molaie, MD
Donna Molaie, MD