Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship (EMG and EEG Tracks) at The Mount Sinai Hospital

Our Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited fellowship qualifies you to take the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology examination for the subspecialty in Clinical Neurophysiology.  We offer two tracks: electromyography and electroencephalograms.

Electromyography (EMG) Track

This track emphasizes clinical electromyography and neuromuscular diseases, exposing you to the principles and practice of electroencephalography, evoked potentials, sleep medicine, autonomic physiology, intraoperative monitoring, central motor physiology, and electronystagmography. David Simpson, MD, is the director of the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratories and the Neuromuscular Disease Division.

At our clinical neurophysiology laboratories, we perform approximately 1,200 EMG examinations. This breadth of exams enables you to observe and participate in a broad spectrum of procedures including neuromuscular ultrasound, botulinum toxin injections, motor unit analysis, and single fiber EMG. We emphasize electrodiagnosis as an adjunct to clinical examination.

During the fellowship, you participate in outpatient and inpatient neuromuscular consultations and share responsibility for teaching the neurology residents and medical students who are rotating through the laboratories. In addition, we offer an extensive teaching conference schedule, covering electrophysiology and nerve/muscle/skin biopsy review.

Electroencephalograms (EEG) Track

The EEG track, which takes place at our Epilepsy Center, emphasizes interpreting electroencephalograms managing patients with epilepsy, both medically and surgically. You learn the principles and practice of clinical electromyography, neuromuscular diseases, evoked potentials, sleep medicine, autonomic physiology, and intraoperative monitoring.

During the fellowship, you participate in the outpatient epilepsy clinic and multidisciplinary surgical conferences and help teach neurology residents and medical students rotating through the laboratories. We offer an extensive teaching conference schedule. We accept one fellow each year.

Faculty

Our faculty is highly experienced with both electroencephalogram and electromyography, both clinically and for research purposes.

Madeline Fields, MD

Lara Marcuse, MD

Ji (Jenna) Yeoun Yoo, MD

How to Apply

Please email the following required documents to Program Coordinator Camille Roache before January 1, 2017:

  1. Personal statement
  2. CV
  3. Three letters of recommendation

Please email any questions to Ji Yeoun "Jenna" Yoo at jiyeoun.yoo@mssm.edu

Our current fellows are Ava Ferdinand, MD and Svetlana Faktorovich, MD.