Our mission

The goal of our fellowship program is to equip the next generation of pediatric neurologists, intensivists and neurosurgeons to be leaders in the field of Pediatric Neurocritical Care. We emphasize training across a spectrum of critical illness, include direct and indirect brain injury, and along the entire longitudinal care continuum. We aim to provide a rich and rigorous academic environment that is individualized to a fellow’s career goals.

About the fellowship

Thank you for your interest in pediatric neurocritical care training at Washington University School of Medicine and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. This fellowship provides a balance of clinical training in the intensive care units of St. Louis Children’s Hospital (SLCH) and exposure to a broad range of research opportunities. We provide in-depth exposure to neuroimaging, critical care, neuromonitoring and neurosurgical techniques and procedures.

We offer

  • one-year clinical training fellowship with separate tracks for pediatric intensivists, neurologists, and pediatric neurosurgeons
  • Individualized curriculum with specialization opportunities in:
    • Stroke and cerebrovascular disease
    • Rehabilitation and outcomes
    • Neonatal neurology
    • ICU-EEG
  • Separate Neonatal Neurology and Pediatric Epilepsy Fellowships that may be linked for enhanced two-year training opportunities
  • Protected research time to complete scholarly project
  • Dedicated faculty in pediatric intensive care, and pediatric neurology, neurosurgery, and adult neurocritical care and neurosurgery at SLCH and Barnes Jewish Hospital, both consistently ranked amongst the top neuroscience programs in the country


  • Weekly PICU Didactic lecture
  • Bootcamp style training weeks in PICU sim or pediatric neurology basics
  • Monthly Neurocritical care journal club, attended by ICU, neurology and adult Neurocritical care fellows and faculty
  • Access to daily pediatric neurology didactics
  • Access to adult neurocritical care didactics
  • Multidisciplinary conferences in neuroradiology, stroke, epilepsy, neuro-oncology, and neonatal neurology

Our group and facilities

  • A free-standing children’s hospital with 390 beds in the heart of the Washington University Medical Campus
  • Over 30 pediatric neurology faculty
  • Over 20 pediatric intensive care faculty
  • 5 pediatric neurosurgeons
  • 40 bed PICU
  • 16 bed CICU
  • 130 bed NICU
  • Inpatient neurology and neurorehab service
  • Self-contained ICU-EEG service with reading station embedded in the PICU
  • Neurocritical Care Follow-up Program

To apply, please send a short personal statement, CV, and 2 letters of reference to the email or address below. Applications for our two annual positions will be accepted on a rolling basis. We will consider applications from residents/fellows who are board eligible in pediatric subspecialties, including: neurology, critical care medicine, neurosurgery, and emergency medicine. Applicants should be eligible for licensure in Missouri, including those with H-1 or J-1 visas. Interviews for those selected will take place in the fall prior to the fellowship start date (July 1st).

For further questions, please contact

Kristin Guilliams, MD and/or Réjean Guerriero, DO
Division of Pediatric Neurology
Washington University School of Medicine
660 S. Euclid Ave., Campus Box 8111
St. Louis, MO 63110-1093
p 314-454-6120

To apply, please send materials to

Andrea Barker
Program Coordinator
Office: 314-273-3575
Fax: 314-454-4225
Email: barker.a@wustl.edu