Neuroscience Institute Residency and Fellowship Programs at JFK University Medical Center   

Tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today!

Dear Neurology Residency and Fellowship Applicant,JFK-Jawad F. Kirmani, MD Thank you for your interest in our Neurology Residency and Neuroscience Fellowships at Hackensack Meridian Health JFK University Medical Center’s Neuroscience Institute. Our programs are based out of JFK Medical Center in Edison, New Jersey, which is also home to the JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute. A vibrant and diverse community, Edison is less than one hour from New York City by train/car and only 90 minutes from Philadelphia providing suburban and metropolitan living and entertainment.

The Neuroscience Institute at JFK University Medical Center boasts a long standing tradition of excellence. Our faculty, specializing in Neurology, Neurosurgery and Basic Neuroscience — all under one roof — is comprised of 16 adult clinical neurologists in eight subspecialties whose teaching efforts are supplemented by three basic science faculty and clinical faculty in pediatric neurology, psychiatry, neuroradiology, pathology, neurosurgery, sleep medicine, physiatry, radiation oncology and pain medicine.

Our residency program is the only one in the state to offer multiple Neuroscience Fellowship Programs in Sleep Medicine, Neurocritical Care, Vascular Neurology (Stroke), Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology and Clinical Neurophysiology. We offer a four-year “categorical” residency program, meaning you have a PGY-1 year in internal medicine guaranteed as part of your acceptance into the program.

A member of Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network consisting of 3 academic medical centers, two children’s hospitals, one rehabilitation hospital and nine community hospitals, residents have access to the latest technology, education and research. As a partner with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, we are developing new standards of cancer care not available at other New Jersey hospitals and recently we opened the first private medical school in New Jersey, The Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine where our educational programs will play a pivotal role in the training future physicians and the development of the schools departments of neurology and neurosurgery.

Ultimately, our most important assets – our medical students, residents, fellows, faculty, and staff – work together to create the highest quality educational programs. Our graduates are well prepared and go on to succeed in the many career options available to neurologists today.

Upon reviewing our program, I hope you seriously consider JFK University Medical Center’s Neuroscience Institute for your continuing educational needs. We look forward to hearing from you as you begin this exciting new phase of your career development.

For questions about our program, please call 732-632-1685.


Jawad F. Kirmani, MD
Vice Chair
HMH-JFK Neuroscience Institute & HMH-SOM-DON

Program Director
Neurology Residency; Vascular Neurology, Neurocritical Care & Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology 

Program Overview

The JFK University Medical Center, Neuroscience Institute has fellowships in the areas of Clinical Neurophysiology, Sleep Medicine, Vascular Neurology, Neurocritical Care and Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology and a residency program curriculum designed to educate residents to provide outstanding clinical care for the full range of Neurology.
  • First Neurology residency program in New Jersey — established in 1995
  • Four Year Categorical program with a guaranteed first year intern slot
  • The department offers fellowships in Clinical Neurophysiology, Sleep Medicine, Vascular Neurology, Neurocritical Care and
  • Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology
  • Board-certified faculty who are committed to medical students’, residents’ and fellows’s education
  • Formal one on one mentorship with faculty
  • Affiliated with Hackensack Meridian Health School of Medicine at Seton Hall University
  • Teaching opportunities with rotating medical students from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and St. George’s University
  • School of Medicine, and rotating Internal Medicine and Psychiatry Residents from Trinitas Regional Medical Center
  • Opportunities to interact with Family Medicine Residents and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residents and Fellows at JFK University Medical Center
  • Over 20 full time faculty members subspecializing in all areas neuroscience
  • On-site, world-class rehabilitation institute
  • First rehabilitation after-care stroke program in the nation
  • Over 15 hours of dedicated didactic teaching for trainees every week.


American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
International Stroke Conference (ISC)

The Society for Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN)

Neurocritical Care Society (NCS)

The American Society of Neuroimaging (ASN)

American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

American Epilepsy Society (AES)

American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

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