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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 first year is an ACGME-approved year. The second year is an Institutional Council for Graduate Medical Education (ICGME) approved epilepsy fellowship which can be tailored to meet the needs of both adult and pediatric neurologists. A two-year fellowship is recommended for trainees pursuing an academic career.

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

Salary Level: PGY-5

Curriculum

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 Epilepsy Center has an 11-bed video-EEG monitoring facility. Approximately 50 surgeries are performed every year. 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 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. Others are involved with clinical research, including multicenter pharmaceutical trials.

Rotations

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