The Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology is an ACGME-approved training program that will qualify the fellow to take the ABPN examination for Added Qualifications in Clinical Neurophysiology. It consists of major emphasis in 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. Dale Lange, M.D. is the Director of the EMG Laboratories and Neuromuscular Division. About 1200 EMG examinations are performed per year, including exposure to motor unit analysis and single fiber EMG. Emphasis is placed on the use of electrodiagnosis as an adjunct to the clinical examination. The EMG laboratory serves as a major referral center for primary and tertiary consultations. Two mornings per month devoted to pediatric EMG are spent at the Hospital for Joint Diseases, an affiliate institution.
The fellow is actively involved in specialty clinics in motor neuron disease, myasthenia gravis, and Neuro-AIDS, as well as in a Muscular Dystrophy Association clinic, and is encouraged to participate in inpatient neuromuscular consultations. There are weekly teaching conferences and monthly muscle biopsy conferences, and the fellow shares in the responsibility for teaching of neurology residents rotating through the laboratory.
Participation in clinical research projects is strongly encouraged.
Edward Yu, MD
Danielle Geraldi-Samara, MD (2008)
Jessica Robinson-Papp, MD (2007)
Adam Didio, MD (2006)
Ken Fox, MD (2005)
- Duration: One year
- Start Date: July 1st
- Training Prerequisites: Completion of approved residency in neurology
- Application Deadline: September 30
- Approximate Interview Date: August through October
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