Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital

The Mount Sinai Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship is approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Graduates of this program are qualified to take the neuromuscular medicine board examination adminstered by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. The Fellowship emphasizes clinical neuromuscular diseases, nerve conduction studies/electromyogram (NCS/EMG), and neuromuscular pathology, and offers ample opportunities to participate in clinical research.

Fellows will learn from a wide range of cases varying from common conditions to complex neuromuscular cases and management of inpatient neuromuscular disorders. Some examples include motor neuron diseases, radiculopathies, plexopathies, neuropathies, myopathies, myasthenia gravis, myasthenic crisis, and neuromuscular complications associated with AIDS. Fellows will gain experience with comprehensive diagnostic testing, including NCS/EMG, neuromuscular pathology skin biopsies with intraepidermal nerve fiber density evaluation, autonomic testing, and peripheral nerve ultrasound. 


The fellowship has a strong didactic component that includes neuromuscular pathology teaching conferences, biweekly neurophysiology lectures, monthly neuromuscular case conferences, and monthly journal clubs. Fellows are encouraged to participate in some of the many research projects going on in the center, some of which are funded by the National Institutes of Health. 


Our faculty members have extensive experience in clinical neuromuscular disease and neuromuscular pathology.

Joel Delfiner, MD

David M. Simpson, MD

Daniel MacGowan, MD

Rajeev Motiwala, MD

Shanna Patterson, MD

Jessica Robinson-Papp, MD

Stephen Scelsa, MD

Susan Shin, MD

Mark Sivak, MD

Application Process

Applicants must graduate from an ACGME-approved neurology residency. We require you to be licensed to practice medicine in New York State prior to beginning the fellowship. 

To apply, please submit a current CV, a personal statement and three letters of reference to Susan Shin, MD. 
Our current fellow is Elina Zakin, MD.