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Program Highlights

  • An outstanding faculty with a deep commitment to education and research
  • A flexible curriculum to meet career needs of prospective fellows.
  • Hands-on, comprehensive clinical experience in adult and pediatric patients with a variety of neuromuscular disorders with close supervision by faculty.
  • An evidence-based didactic curriculum with innovative and rigorous lecture series in EMG, muscle and nerve pathology, and neuromuscular diseases diagnosis and management. Monthly journal clubs in EMG/neuromuscular.
  • Ample research opportunities under the mentorship of neuromuscular faculty well-known for their wide-ranging interests in basic, translational, and clinical trials expertise.
  • No night or weekend call during this fellowship.

Annual Lab volumes

  • Over 2500 EMGs per year
  • Over 125 Biopsies per year
  • Multidisciplinary clinics in ALS, Hereditary Polyneuropathies, and Muscular Dystrophies.

Equipment and Technologists

  • EMG: 7 state of the art net-worked Nicolet EMG machines linked to an EMG database accessible to all fellows, attendings and technician computers
  • Neuromuscular ultrasound program
  • A highly experienced group of dedicated EMG technologists
  • Physical therapist with expertise in clinical care and clinical research/trials in a variety of pediatric and adult neuromuscular diseases

Candidates

Candidates should be in the process of successfully completing a Neurology or Child Neurology residency, and have a major interest in Neuromuscular diseases. Beyond fellowship, they may have practice or academic aspirations.  Either way, this ACGME-accredited fellowship meets eligibility requirements for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) sub-specialty board in Neuromuscular Medicine.