Upon completion of the program, fellows can choose to take an additional one-year epilepsy fellowship.
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About the Program
The Duke Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship is an ACGME-accredited program that offers advanced training in clinical neurophysiology. This year is geared towards fellows interested in honing their skills with regards to medically refractory epilepsy, epilepsy surgery, learning techniques of signal processing and signal analysis as well as intra- and extra-operative neuromonitoring.
Fellows will work closely with faculty to create plans for patients undergoing invasive monitoring, performing extra-operative stimulation independently under supervision and working with a dedicated faculty on research projects geared towards their career goals.
Fellows interested in creating a NIOM career path are also encouraged to apply for a second year as it can be tailored accordingly.
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 will be included as well. Trainees interested in sleep and EMG will have the opportunity to tailor their elective time and rotate through these divisions.
Trainees interested in teaching will have the opportunity to be involved with resident teaching and the medical school.
Prerequisites: Completion of an approved neurology residency in neurology or pediatric neurology.
Salary Level: PGY-6
The first year of the fellowship will be our ACGME-accredited Epilepsy Fellowship. Trainees who have completed a one-year ACGME-accredited Epilepsy fellowship are encouraged to apply for the CNP as a second year.
Trainees willing to pursue CNP as the first year of their fellowship may email Associate Program Director Prachi Parikh at Prachi.Parikh@duke.edu and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The Duke Comprehensive Epilepsy Center has a 15-bed video-EEG monitoring facility. Approximately 50 surgeries are performed every year, including approximately 30-50 intracranial EEG monitoring cases.
Neurological ICU beds are hardwired for EEG machines, and between 15-25 continuous EEG monitoring studies are performed each day (adult and pediatrics combined). The EEG labs also performs ambulatory EEG monitoring, high-density EEG, and electrical source imaging. In addition we have a robust neuromodulation program with a recurring neuromodulation clinic and hands on experience.
Other specialty clinics include but are not limited to – post-acute care clinic (patients discharged from neuro-ICU, post-cardiac arrest, hospital admission), refractory epilepsy clinic, women with epilepsy clinic, sleep and epilepsy clinic.
The NIOM laboratory performs approximately 500 cases at DUMC and a similar number at Duke Raleigh Hospital and Durham Regional Hospital.
Besides a thriving basic science research program in epileptogenesis, pharmacology, and genetics, Duke has a robust translational research department. The ANPHY Lab is one of our largest clinical and translational research labs performing ground breaking research in epilepsy, sleep and source modeling. Fellows interested in research are highly encouraged to participate in ongoing or new projects.
- Adult Epilepsy and ICU EEG Service
- Pediatric Epilepsy and ICU EEG Service
- EEG/EP Service
- Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring Service
- Sleep Service
To apply, please use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We participate in the December application cycle. Therefore, applications open in November 2023 for the 2025-2026 fellowship year. We interview during January – 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.
For further information please contact:
Associate Program Director
Prachi Parikh, MD
Aatif M. Husain, MD
Duke University Medical Center 102350
Hanes House 298, 315 Trent Drive
Durham, NC 27710
In January, members of Duke Neurology wrote and contributed to 20 peer-reviewed journal articles.
Current and former members of the Duke Neurology Department, along with the nation’s leading epilepsy researchers, providers, and educators, gathered in Orlando, Florida, this weekend for the American Epilepsy Society’s (AES) 2023 annual meeting.
The month of September saw 20 new peer-reviewed journal articles articles and one book chapter from members of the Duke Neurology Department.
Shruti Agashe, MD, MS, first came to Duke as a biomedical engineering student. After medical school, this perspective, as well as her fascination with the human brain, drew her to neurology and epileptology.