Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program


Mona Elsayed, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Program Director, CNP Fellowship program
I would like to welcome every interested applicant to apply to our Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship training program.  Four fellowship positions are available yearly.  Please contact Dr. Elsayed directly by way of email if you have any questions. 
Our Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Training Program is an ACGME accredited, one-year training program and meets the requirements for the ABPN subspecialty certification of Clinical Neurophysiology. Our program is now using ERAS for applicants.

We have a Comprehensive Epilepsy Program that has been designated a Level 4 center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers, signifying the highest level of care available in the field, and offering all patients' care including epilepsy surgery using StereoEEG for intracranial monitoring a well as Neuromodulator devices (such as RNS and VNS).  We offer a full range of diagnostic modalities (PET/MR, fMRI, SPECT, WADA test, Neuropsychological test, and EEG).  We have extensive experience in critical care continuous video EEG monitoring for critically ill patients.   Our comprehensive Epilepsy Program has five adult board-certified epileptologists, including Dr. Maysaa Basha interim chair of our Neurology department, neurosurgical specialists in epilepsy-related surgical procedures, three board-certified pediatric epileptologists, and a Clinical Neuropsychologist.

Fellow recruitment and selection

Qualifications required for fellow appointment:

Wayne State University and DMC are committed to providing a training program for Residents that meets all requirements for programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

The Wayne State University Department of Neurology seeks candidates to achieve academic success and be a great potential for the future and show sincere interest in a career incorporating clinical neurophysiology, excellent reliability, interpersonal and communication skills.

International Medical Graduates

International Medical Graduates are welcome to apply. Please note that Wayne State University/DMC is only able to support J-1 visas.

Applicants must have completed a neurology residency program accredited by the ACGME to qualify for our accredited clinical neurophysiology fellowship.

How to Apply

All applicants must apply through ERAS.

Each application will be reviewed individually, and the qualified applicants will be selected for an interview.   A detailed itinerary outlining the day's activities will be sent prior to the interview day.

Fellows have the option of selecting any of the following subspecialty tracks:

  • EEG/ Epilepsy Track (9-10 months EEG, 2-3 months EMG/NCS)
  • EMG/ Neuromuscular Track (9-10 months EMG/NCS, 2-3 months EEG)
  • Combined EEG/Epilepsy and EMG/Neuromuscular Track (6 months each of EEG and EMG/NCS)
  • Clinical Neurophysiology fellowship (two years,combined with epilepsy)


  • In the EEG/Epilepsy track, the fellows will spend 80% of their time mastering all aspects of EEG reading and interpretation of adult EEGs of both outpatients and inpatients, as well as EEGs in the inpatient epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU) 6 beds, and learn how to manage these patients, in addition to learning the approach to pre-surgical evaluation of patients with medically intractable epilepsy.   Fellows also will experience reading and interpreting critical care and other continuous EEG monitoring and management of patients in the epilepsy clinic at the DMC.  The remaining 20% of time will be learning EMG or Sleep Medicine. All fellow activities will be supervised by Epilepsy/Neuromuscular faculty.

EMG/Neuromuscular track:

  • In the EMG/Neuromuscular track, the fellows will spend 80% of their time mastering nerve conduction and EMG, as well as in the neuromuscular clinic. Additional training includes single-fiber electromyography, muscle and nerve biopsies, and evoked potentials.  Fellows will be exposed to neuromuscular ultrasound training with faculty.  Fellows will be trained in how to use ultrasound in the diagnosis and monitoring of peripheral nervous disorders as well therapeutic applications.The remaining 20% of the time will be spent in the EEG lab with exposure to outpatient and inpatient adult EEGs, reading and interpreting critical care and other inpatient continuous EEG monitoring as well as attending epilepsy clinic.  Other options are research and Sleep Medicine. All fellow activities will be supervised by Epilepsy/Neuromuscular faculty.

Combined EEG/Epilepsy and EMG/Neuromuscular Track:

  • For those in 50/50 EEG/EMG track, fellows time will be equally divided between the EEG & Epilepsy focus and EMG & Neuromuscular focus as described above.

Clinical Neurophysiology fellowship (two years,combined with epilepsy):

Upon completion of the program, fellows can choose to take an additional one-year epilepsy fellowship in our ACGME-accredited Epilepsy Fellowship program.

Fellows are required to attend the following activities

  • Clinical Neurophysiology Didactics
  • EEG Case Review
  • Neuromuscular Didactics (on EMG track)
  • Sleep disorders conference
  • Neurology Grand Rounds
  • Fellow Journal Club
  • Adult and Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Conferences
  • Epilepsy Surgical cases 
  • National conferences