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 clinical 
   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 two funded positions for a one year ACGME-approved fellowship beginning July 1st. 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 (EMG), routine and special nerve conduction studies. Fellows will participate in the general Neuromuscular clinic, as well as the ALS and Muscular Dystrophy clinics. There is training in electroencephalography (EEG) as well as opportunity for electives in intraoperative monitoring, further EEG exposure, 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 EEG. There is in-depth exposure to adult EEG, as well as some exposure to neonatal and pediatric EEG.  There is extensive exposure to video-EEG monitoring including intracranial depth and grid recording, electrocorticography, and ambulatory EEG. Additionally, there would be some exposue to routine intraoperative evoked potentials (EPs).  The medical and surgical management of epilepsy are covered in weekly clinics.  There is opportunity for elective time in intraoperative monitoring, EMG, and sleep disorders. Advanced neuroimaging, including PET and functional MRI are available for seizure focus localization and functional mapping.

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