The Department of Neurology offers a one-year fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology with special emphasis on neuromuscular disorders/EMG. This fellowship has been accredited by the ACGME, and fellows who successfully complete it are eligible to take the Added Qualification in Clinical Neurophysiology Exam offered by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Applicants must have successfully completed a neurology residency in the United States.
The goals of the fellowship are to develop competence in various aspects of clinical neurophysiology with a special focus on the electrodiagnosis of neuromuscular disorders. The fellow will spend ten months on the neuromuscular/EMG service and will perform electrodiagnostic studies on patients with disorders of nerve, neuromuscular junction, and muscle under close supervision of an attending neurologist with expertise in the clinical and electrodiagnostic evaluation of patients with neuromuscular disorders. The fellow will spend at least two months reading EEGs and evoked response and participate in intraoperative monitoring and long term EEG/video EEG monitoring to fulfill RRC requirements for the Added Qualification in Clinical Neurophysiology Examination administered by the ABPN. Fellows see a wide range of patients at busy adult and pediatric neuromuscular clinics, Muscular Dystrophy Association clinic, Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Clinic and the Hiller Multidisciplinary ALS Clinic. EMG/neuromuscular disease fellows also see inpatient consults with neuromuscular disease.
Fellows in either track are encouraged to participate in the wide range of basic and clinical research opportunities available.
Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Director:
Aashit Shah, M.D.
Phone: (313) 577-1245