Epilepsy Fellowship Program at The Mount Sinai Hospital

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai offers a one-year fellowship in epilepsy approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. It is encouraged for epilepsy fellows to complete 1 year of fellowship in clinical neurophysiology (EEG track) followed by 1 year of epilepsy fellowship. One-year epilepsy fellowship is also accepted. During the fellowship year, fellows will achieve expertise in electroencephalogram (EEG) interpretation and clinical evaluation and management of epilepsy. Fellows have the opportunity to train at several of the New York City campuses of the Mount Sinai Health System, including exposure to pediatric and adult inpatient and outpatient care.


Fellows will have ample training in EEG monitoring and clinical management for patients admitted to the Epilepy Monitoring Unit (EMU) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU), as well as for outpatients (ambulatory long term EEG monitoring, routine EEGs, epilepsy clinics). Fellows will participate in the pre-surgical and surgical evaluation of drug-resistant epilepsy patients and have extensive exposure to intracranial EEG monitoring (grid/strps, stereo-EEG), cortical mapping procedures, and intracarotid amobarbital (Wada) tests. Fellows will work closely with epilepsy neurosurgeons and will gain expertise in advanced and minimally invasive therapeutic strategies such as the responsive neurostimulator implant and laser interstitial thermal therapy. Fellows completing the program are eligible for Certification in the Subspecialty of Epilepsy by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). 


In addition to honing your clinical skills, we expect that our fellows will carry out and publish a research project with the support and guidance of the multidisciplinary epilepsy team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, neuroradiologists, and neuroscientists in the Friedman Brain Institute.

How to Apply

To apply, click on this link for the application form and submit a copy of your curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a personal statement to the Program Director and the Program Coordinator. The fellowship begins on July 1 and we recommend you submit your application before January 1 of the year prior to starting. We conduct interviews with selected candidates soon after we receive the applications.

Our epilepsy faculty has extensive experience, a track record of publications with trainees, and a passion for teaching that includes imparting expertise in critical care EEG.

Leah Blank, MD, MPH

Natasha Acosta Diaz, MD

Madeline Fields, MD

Nathalie Jetté, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Maite LaVega, MD

Kyusang Lee, MD

Lara Marcuse, MD

Ji Yeoun Yoo, MD

James Young, MD/PhD