Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship

Welcome from the program director

   Thank you for your interest in Georgetown University Hospital’s Clinical
   Neurophysiology Fellowship program. Our training program provides the unique
   opportunity to gain a breadth of exposure within the field, while developing a strong
   foundation in the fellow's primary area of focus.  Fellows receive outstanding clincal 
   instruction within an environment of academia.

   Shakti V. Nayar, MD

   Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program

Program Description

Our Clinical Neurophysiology program is an ACGME accredited program. We offer 2 funded positions for a 1 year ACGME-approved fellowship beginning July 1. While both fellows are eligible for certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, with added qualifications in clinical neurophysiology, one fellow would be dedicated to the EMG/Neuromuscular track and one to the Epilepsy/EEG track.  Interested fellows have the option for additional second year of fellowship dedicated to research at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

EMG/Neuromuscular track

This track focuses on the diagnosis and management of neuromuscular disorders with extensive exposure to electrodiagnosis including electromyography, routine and special nerve conduction studies. Fellows will participate in the general neuromuscular clinic as well as the ALS Center and Muscular Dystrophy Association clinics. There is training in electroencephalography with didactic and elective clinical training in intraoperative monitoring, evoked potentials, and sleep disorders.

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EEG/Epilepsy Track

This track provides a broad didactic and clinical exposure to a variety of neurophysiologic techniques with an emphasis on electroencephalography (EEG) and evoked potentials (EP). There is in-depth exposure to neonatal, pediatric, and adult EEG, routine and intraoperative EP, intensive video-EEG monitoring including intracranial depth and grid recording, electrocorticography, and ambulatory EEG. There is a focus on the medical and surgical management of epilepsy. Elective time in polysomnography and electromyography is offered. Advanced neuroimaging including PET, and functional MRI are available for seizure focus localization and functional mapping.

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