Program Overview

The Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology is an ACGME-approved training program that will qualify the fellow to take the ABPN examination for the subspecialty in Clinical Neurophysiology.

There are two available tracks: an EMG track and an EEG track.

EMG Track

The major emphasis of the EMG track is clinical electromyography and neuromuscular diseases, with exposure to the principles and practice of electroencephalography, evoked potentials, sleep medicine, autonomic physiology, intraoperative monitoring, central motor physiology, and electronystagmography. Clinical electromyography constitutes the core of the program. David Simpson, MD, is the director of the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratories and the Neuromuscular Disease Division.

Approximately 1,200 EMG examinations are performed each year at the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratories. The fellow will be exposed to a broad spectrum of procedures including neuromuscular ultrasound, botulinum toxin injections, motor unit analysis, and single fiber EMG. Emphasis is placed on the use of electrodiagnosis as an adjunct to the clinical examination.

The Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratories serve as a major referral center for primary and tertiary consultations. The fellow participates in outpatient and inpatient neuromuscular consultations. There is an extensive teaching conference schedule, covering electrophysiology and nerve/muscle/skin biopsy review. The fellow shares in the responsibility for teaching neurology residents and medical students rotating through the laboratories.

EEG Track

The EEG track emphasizes the interpretation of electroencephalograms and the medical and surgical management of patients with epilepsy. The Epilepsy Center currently accepts one fellow. The fellow will also be exposed to the principles and practice of clinical electromyography, neuromuscular diseases, evoked potentials, sleep medicine, autonomic physiology, and intraoperative monitoring.

The duration of the fellowship is one year. An optional second year is available for fellows who wish to pursue in-depth research. The fellow participates in hospital rounds that include the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit, and other inpatient consults. The fellow also participates in the outpatient epilepsy clinic and multidisciplinary surgical conferences. There is an extensive teaching conference schedule. The fellow shares in the responsibility for teaching neurology residents and medical students rotating through the laboratories.

Research opportunities

Participation in clinical research projects is strongly encouraged.

Faculty

Madeline Fields, MD
Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Director
Co-Director of the Mount Sinai Epilepsy Center
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Lara Marcuse, MD
Co-Director of the Mount Sinai Epilepsy Center
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Ji (Jenna) Yeoun Yoo, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Lan Zhou, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology


Contact Us

Interested candidates should contact Madeline Fields, MD, via e-mail: madeline.fields@mssm.edu.

Administrative Contact:
Wilnelia Glover
Tel: 212-241-2627
Fax: 646-537-9690