Welcome to the Clinical Neurophysiology (CNP) and Epilepsy Fellowships at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. We offer ACGME-accredited fellowships in Clinical Neurophysiology, Adult Epilepsy and Pediatric Epilepsy (combined total of eight positions per year). Usually 1-2 of these positions are reserved for a 2-year fellow wishing to pursue an academic career in epilepsy.
Fellows will receive broad training in adult and pediatric epilepsy, autonomics, intraoperative monitoring, evoked potentials and neuromuscular disorders (for Clinical Neurophysiology fellows). We emphasize a balanced experience between structured didactics, scholarly activities and clinical experience. Dedicated, separate fellowships for Sleep and Neuromuscular Disorders are also available through Vanderbilt Neurology.
We pride ourselves in maintaining camaraderie and a friendly, open teaching and work environment. The program has a strong faculty base (13 in adult epilepsy, 7 in pediatric epilepsy and 6 in neuromuscular). We take special interest in career development and subspecialty board preparation for our fellows, while balancing life and enjoying all that Nashville has to offer.
Training is primarily based at Vanderbilt University Hospital and Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. Vanderbilt is a level 4 epilepsy center that offers inpatient epilepsy monitoring experience (8 adult and 4 pediatric beds), critical-care/ICU EEG, outpatient adult and pediatric clinics (including clinical trials), outpatient EEG, evoked potentials (EP), intra-operative monitoring (IOM) and surgical epilepsy. We perform approximately 50-60 combined adult and pediatric epilepsy surgeries per year. The program is supported by 2 neuropsychologists (adult and pediatric), 2 adult and 1 pediatric epilepsy-trained neurosurgeons, adult and pediatric neuroradiologists, neuroradiology studies (including SPECT, Wada, fMRI, and PET) and equipped for adult and pediatric invasive EEG monitoring with depth and subdural electrodes.
The neuromuscular experience highlights both adult and pediatric EMG lab experience and neuromuscular clinics, including dedicated ALS and MDA clinics at Vanderbilt. Fellows will be trained to be proficient and independent at EMG, nerve conduction studies, repetitive nerve stimulation, and single fiber EMG. This is supported by EMG lab experience at the Nashville VA Medical Center.
Within Clinical Neurophysiology (CNP), two tracks are available: Mixed EEG/EMG and Epilepsy. Within Epilepsy, two tracks are available: Adult and Pediatric. Both fellowships can provide experience in adult EEG and EMU, pediatric EEG and EMU, EMG, evoked potentials and intra-operative monitoring (IOM). See sample schedules below.
SAMPLE ROTATION SCHEDULES:
Adult Epilepsy Fellowship (1 year):
Pediatric Epilepsy Fellowship (1 year):
Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship (mixed EEG/EMG track):
Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship (Epilepsy track):
We look forward to hearing from you, and hope that you will visit us soon!
Dr. Hasan Sonmezturk , Program Director, Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy
Dr. Shilpa Reddy, Associate Program Director, Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy
Applicants must be either board-eligible or board-certified in Neurology and have completed an ACGME-accredited adult or pediatric neurology residency in the United States.
For questions about the Clinical Neurophysiology or Epilepsy fellowships, please contact Ms. Tracy Bradley: firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-322-0660.
We have filled our fellowship positions for 2018-2019. We are currently accepting applications for 2020-2021 for which we offer interviews on a rolling basis through spring 2019.
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