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Montefiore Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship

The Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center and our Albert Einstein College of Medicine is a one-year Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education–accredited program. Fellowship applicants must have completed an accredited three-year residency program in neurology or child neurology in the United States or Canada.

Our fellowship provides a broad education in clinical neurophysiology with an emphasis on electroencephalography (EEG) and epilepsy and building a foundation in the technical, interpretive and clinical aspects of EEG, evoked potentials and clinical epileptology.

In addition to extensive training in all aspects of EEG and epilepsy, the Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship at Montefiore provides at least two months of clinical experience in either intraoperative monitoring (IOM), sleep medicine or electromyography (EMG).

The adult and pediatric epilepsy services are closely integrated. All fellows are exposed to the range of common and uncommon adult and pediatric epileptic conditions.

In addition, fellows rotate through a four-bed adult epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU), a six-bed pediatric EMU and the long-term monitoring service, which provides bedside monitoring of up to 10 critically ill patients in the intensive care unit. During these rotations, fellows 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.

Fellows can also choose to 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.

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

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

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