The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology

Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship

The Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center / Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an ACGME-accredited one-year program that provides a broad education in clinical neurophysiology with an emphasis on EEG and epilepsy. This program provides a strong foundation in the technical, interpretive and clinical aspects of EEG and evoked potentials and in clinical epileptology. The fellowship is designed to flexibly accommodate the varying educational needs of its trainees. In addition to extensive training in all aspects of EEG and epilepsy, the fellowship provides at least two months of clinical experience in the fellow's choice of intraoperative monitoring, sleep medicine or EMG, tailored to the trainee’s interests and career goals.

The adult and pediatric epilepsy services are closely integrated and all fellows are exposed to the range of common and uncommon adult and pediatric epileptic conditions. During their EEG/Epilepsy rotations, fellows rotate through a 4 bed adult EMU, 6 bed pediatric EMU and the long-term monitoring service, which provides bedside monitoring of up to 10 critically ill patients in the hospital's ICU's. During these rotations, fellows also read routine and ambulatory EEGs daily. EMU rotations emphasize the evaluation of epilepsy patients for surgery and the integration of seizure semiology, EEG and MRI, PET, ictal-SPECT, MRI/high-density EEG co-registration data, and Wada tests to formulate surgical hypotheses and plan sEEG and grid/strip implants.

Depending on their interests, fellows also rotate through the operating room acquiring technical expertise in IOM, in the neuromuscular lab acquiring clinical and technical competence in EMG, or in the sleep medicine clinics and labs, developing expertise in the evaluation of sleep disorders and in the interpretation of polysomnography.

Fellows also participate in our weekly epilepsy management conferences and biweekly multidisciplinary epilepsy surgery conferences. Didactics include twice a week educational sessions and journal clubs. The outpatient experience consists of two afternoon epilepsy clinics per week. Fellows are also encouraged to take advantage of the diverse research and quality improvement opportunities available.

Applicants to the fellowship must have completed an accredited 3-year residency program in neurology or child neurology in the United States or Canada.

Interested applicants can contact the program director by mail or email:

 

Alex Boro, MD
Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Training Program
Department on Neurology
Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th St.
Bronx, NY 10467
aboro@montefiore.org

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