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 a wide range of neuromucular diseases, including motor neuron diseases, radiculopathies, plexopathies, neuropathies, myopathies, myasthenia gravis, and neuromuscular complications associated with HIV. The division also provides comprehensive diagnostic tests, inlcuding NCS/EMG, muscle and nerve pathology skin biopsies with intraepidermal nerve fiber density evaluation, autonomic testing, and neuromuscular ultrasound. The fellow will work with the neuromuscular team to learn all aspects of neuromuscular medicine, and will also participate in inpatient neuromuscular consultations.  

Curriculum

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. 

Faculty

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

Rory Abrams, MD

Clare Bryce, MD

Joel Delfiner, MD

Geetha Kanakeswaran, MD

David M. Simpson, MD

Shanna Patterson, MD

Jessica Robinson-Papp, MD

Stephen Scelsa, MD

Susan Shin, MD

Mark Sivak, MD

Application Process

Our fellowship adheres to the common Neuromuscular fellowship application timeline in conjunction with the AANEM/AAN. Please submit your application material on the AANEM online portal which opens on January 1st, 2022. Application materials include: the application form, a copy of your curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a personal statement. We will be reviewing applications beginning March 1st, 2022 and interviewing in Spring 2022 for the fellowship class beginning July 2023. Interviews will be performed virtually this season in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.