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.

The Duke Neurology Department recognizes that diversity is a necessary component of its mission of world-class patient care, education, and research. Our program is committed to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive community where all members thrive in a welcoming and engaging environment. Read more about our diversity and inclusion efforts across the Department here.

About the Program

The Duke Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship is an ACGME-accredited program that offers advanced training in clinical neurophysiology.

Trainees will get 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).

The Duke Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship is based at Duke University Medical Center (DUMC). Rotations in adult and pediatric epilepsy clinics and video EEG monitoring, ICU EEG, EEG, and EP/NIOM laboratories provide comprehensive central clinical neurophysiology education.

Both one- and two-year fellowships are available. The second consists of an ACGME-accredited Epilpepsy Fellowship. The two-year fellowship is recommended for trainees pursuing an academic career and/or a strong interest in the surgical management of refractory epilepsy.

Prerequisites: Completion of an approved neurology residency in neurology or pediatric neurology.

Salary Level: PGY-5

Training in EMG and neuromuscular medicine will be limited to didactic lectures. Individuals interested in primarily EMG/neuromuscular medicine training should apply to the Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship Program.

The Duke Comprehensive Epilepsy Center has a 15-bed video-EEG monitoring facility. Approximately 50 surgeries are performed every year, including approximately 25 intracranial EEG monitoring cases. Most of the neurologic ICU beds are hardwired for EEG machines, and between five and ten continuous EEG monitoring studies are performed each day.

The EEG labs also performs ambulatory EEG monitoring, high-density EEG, and electrical source imaging.

The NIOM laboratory performs approximately 500 cases at DUMC and a similar number at Duke Raleigh Hospital and Durham Regional Hospital.

Basic science research in epileptogenesis, pharmacology, and genetics is being done by several faculty. Translational research areas include projects related to electrical source imaging, advanced analysis of intracranial EEG signals and multimodal monitoring. Others are involved with clinical research, including multicenter pharmaceutical and surgical trials.

  • Adult Epilepsy and ICU EEG Service
  • Pediatric Epilepsy and ICU EEG Service
  • EEG/EP Service
  • Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring Service
  • Sleep Service
  • Research

We accept up to five fellows per year. To apply for the CNP fellowship, download the application form here, and complete it and submit it as early as possible. Fellowships start on July 1. Interviews will be held between October and January the year before the fellowship begins; decisions about incoming fellows are usually made by March. Applicants should review the employment requirements for all Duke graduate medical education trainees at this page. Applicants who do not qualify for employment cannot be ranked. 

Program Director

Saurabh Sinha, MD, PhD

Program Coordinator

Christine Berry

Duke University Medical Center 102350
Hanes House 298, 315 Trent Drive
Box 102350
Durham, NC 27710

Phone: 919-684-3532
Fax: 919-684-8955

CNP Fellowship 2022-2023.pdf

Recent News

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