Neurology Epilepsy Fellowships

Epilepsy/EEG (2 Years)

Epilepsy/EEG (2 Years): This Fellowship includes one year of an ACGME-accredited Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship, followed by a second year of an ACGME-accredited Epilepsy Fellowship.  Training includes extensive Video-EEG monitoring, intracranial EEG, surgical and medical treatment of epilepsy, epilepsy comorbidities such as neuropsychiatry, brain mapping, inpatient and outpatient epilepsy, EEG in all settings (ICU, inpatient, outpatient), brain stimulation for epilepsy, evoked potentials and sleep medicine/polysomnography, all including adults, children and neonates. All fellows are expected to participate in research. A two-year fellowship is highly recommended, but applicants may be accepted for one year of training if they have already completed (or are in the process of completing) a one- year fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology, EEG or Epilepsy. There are typically a total of four Epilepsy/EEG fellows along with one Neurosurgery Epilepsy fellow and one clinical ICU EEG fellow. The Yale Comprehensive Epilepsy Center is a large and established program with unsurpassed neurosurgical electro-physiologic and imaging capabilities, with a long history of research in brain metabolism, neuroimaging, neurosurgery, and non-surgical treatment of epilepsy.  the center has completed more than 1000 epilepsy surgeries since its existence.

ICU-EEG Fellowship (1 Year)

ICU EEG (1 Year): This fellowship can be done before or after epilepsy or neurocritical care fellowships (at Yale University or elsewhere), but the funded fellowship requires completion of an accredited neurology residency program. ICU-EEG and Epilepsy Fellows will learn basic and advanced EEG interpretation related to critical care. Fellows will gain expertise in quantitative EEG techniques, real-time brain monitoring/neurotelemetry, ischemia/vasospasm detection, controversial patterns, intracranial EEG and multimodality monitoring. They will also be exposed to the basics of non–critical care EEG, including interpretation of outpatient EEGs and epilepsy video/EEG monitoring. Fellows are also expected to become experts in managing seizures in the critically ill. This fellowship will include participation in the Critical Care EEG Monitoring Research Consortium, and fellows are expected to participate in original research. There is typically one ICU-EEG fellow per year.  

ICU-EEG Research Fellowship (1-3 years, unfunded)

ICU-EEG Research Fellowship (1-3 years, unfunded): A non-funded ICU-EEG research fellowship exists directed by Dr. Lawrence Hirsch. International applicants are welcome, but applicant must be fluent in English. Prior experience with EEG required, and evidence of research potential or track record is necessary. This will be a full time research fellowship with projects related to critical care EEG.

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