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Fellowship Programs

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The Duke Department of Neurology offers advanced fellowship programs in six subspecialties of neurology. These programs offer trained neurologists the opportunity to become clinical and research experts in their field of choice.

"I am truly privileged every day to work with some of the smartest mentors around who at the same time are humble and modest. The level of support here is tremendous, helping you grow into not only a clinician; but a leader in your field." -Marc-Alain Babi, MD, Neurocritical care fellow, 2015-2017

Clinical Neurophysiology

The Duke Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship program is a one-year, ACGME-accredited program offering experience in the management of adults and children with epilepsy, video EEG monitoring in all age groups, ICU EEG monitoring, routine EEG, EP, and neurophysiologic intraoperative monitoring (NIOM). Upon completion of the program, fellows can choose to take an additional one-year epilepsy fellowship.

Neurocritical Care

The Duke Department of Neurology's Neurocritical Care Fellowship program trains academic-minded neurointensivists with an emphasis on superb clinical training and future career planning. The 24-month, UCNS-accreddited program accepts two fellows per year.

Neuromuscular Medicine/EMG

Our ACGME-approved fellowship in neuromuscular medicine provides trained neurologists with expertise in diagnosis and management of patients with peripheral nerve, neuromuscular junction, and muscle disorders. The fellowship meets the certification requirements of the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. A second year of advanced study is available by special arrangement.

Parkinson's Disease & Movement Disorders Fellowship

The Duke Department of Neurology’s fellowship in Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders provides trained neurologists with expertise in diagnosis and management of patients with of various movement disorders including: Parkinson's disease and related neurodegenerative disorders, tremor disorders, focal and generalized dystonia, Huntington's disease and other choreiform disorders, Tourette syndrome, restless leg syndrome, tardive dyskinesia, myoclonus, hemiballismus, and other rare disorders associated with abnormal movements.

Sleep Medicine

The Duke University Sleep Medicine Fellowship is a one-year, ACGME-accredited program that emphasizes advanced training in the interpretation of sleep testing and the diagnosis and management of sleep disorders.

Vascular Neurology

Duke offers a one-year ACGME-approved fellowship in stroke/vascular neurology. Candidates must have competed an approved neurology residency and be ABMS neurology board eligible or certified. This program is directed by Nada El Husseini, MD, MHSc, and includes a multidisciplinary faculty including vascular neurologists, neurointensivists, neurorehabilitation specialists, radiologists and neurosurgeons.

Advanced Practice Providers Program

The Duke Neurology Advanced Practice Provider Program is a one-year post-graduate residency for licensed nurse practitioners (NP) and physician assistants (PA). Graduates of an accredited NP or PA program are eligible. Residents will be educated in general neurological principles and be capable of working in a general or subspecialty neurology practice upon completion, and will receive experience in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Our graduates will be highly marketable as the need for these specialty-trained practitioners is great and increasing. Priority will be given to applicants who are interested in long-term careers at Duke.


The Duke Department of Neurology is seeking candidates for its new Headache Fellowship program. Candidates should be board-eligible or certified physicians who are interested in headache and head pain. This one-year fellowship program is accredited by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS).