Epilepsy Fellowship Program


  • A. James Fessler, III, M.D., Co-Director
  • Michel J. Berg, M.D., Co-Director
  • Lynn Liu, M.D., Fellowship Director
  • Gretchen L. Birbeck, MD, MPH (EEG/Epilepsy/Global Health)
  • James Burchfiel, Ph.D. (Neurophysiology)
  • Michael Privitera, M.D. (Psychiatry)
  • Giuseppe Erba, M.D., Emeritus (Pediatric Epilepsy)
  • Robert A. Gross, M.D., Ph.D. (Epilepsy)
  • Inna Hughes M.D., Ph. D. (EEG/Pediatric Epilepsy)
  • Adam Juersivich, M.D. (CNP/Epilepsy)
  • John T. Langfitt, Ph.D. (Neuropsychology)
  • Webster Pilcher, M.D., Ph.D. (Neurosurgery)
  • Olga Selioutski, D.O. (Neurophysiology)
  • Laurie Seltzer, D.O. (EEG/ Pediatric Epilepsy)
  • David Wang, M.D. (Pediatric Epilepsy)
  • William Watson, Ph.D. (Family Psychology)
  • Thomas Wychowski, MD (EEG/Epilepsy)

This 1 year ACGME accredited fellowship training program in Clinical Epilepsy concentrates on subspecialty training in all aspects of epileptology at a comprehensive multidisciplinary epilepsy center. Candidates should have a focus on an academic career with an interest in experimental therapeutics of antiepileptic treatments or in outcome studies. It is preferred that a candidate have prior training in a Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship. This fellowship meets eligibility requirements for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) and the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology (ABCN).

Major Clinical and Investigative Interests for EEG and EP

  • Outpatient and Inpatient EEGs
  • Neonatal and Pediatric EEGs
  • Short-term and Long-term EEG monitoring (ambulatory and inpatient)
  • On-line neurophysiological monitoring (PET scan, tilt table and Wada tests)
  • Surgical Neurointraoperative Monitoring
  • Electrocorticography and Brain Mapping (intraoperative and implanted electrodes)
  • Intensive Care EEG monitoring
  • Outpatient Epilepsy Clinic

Major Clinical and Investigative Interests for Clinical and Experimental Aspects

  • Diagnosis and management of intractable seizure disorders
  • Electroencephalography and Long-term, video-EEG Monitoring
  • Neuroimaging in epilepsy
  • Surgical treatment of epilepsy
  • Psychosocial team approach to seizure disorders and non-electrical events
  • Outcome research in epilepsy and psychogenic non-epileptic attacks
  • Molecular biological basis of epilepsy
  • Experimental therapeutics of epilepsy
  • Family research in epilepsy
  • Treatment of seizures in Brain tumor patients
  • Women’s Health in Epilepsy
  • Global Health for Epilepsy

2 fellows/year

Contact Person: Lynn Liu, M.D.
Phone: 585-275-9403
Fax: 585-442-4329
Email: lynn_liu@urmc.rochester.edu