Epilepsy Education


The Yale Epilepsy Program offers a wide range of educational opportunities and has a long history of advanced training of fellows from several clinical and basic science backgrounds. 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. We currently have a ACGME accredited Clinical Neurophsyiology fellowship, ACGME accredited Epilepsy fellowship and a non-accredited Critical Care EEG fellowship. We prefer fellow applicants interested in completing a two-year fellowship. Please see the below links for further details.

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. 

Critical Care EEG (1 Year)

Critical Care EEG (1 Year): This fellowship can be done before or after neurocritical care fellowships (at Yale University or elsewhere), but the funded fellowship requires completion of an accredited neurology residency program. The fellow 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 Critical Care EEG fellow per year. After completion of this fellowship, fellows will be eligible for the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology(ABCN) critical care EEG boards. 

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

ICU-EEG Research (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.


Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship 

  • Adult EMU 
  • Pediatric EMU 
  • Critical Care EEG 
  • Back up EMU/Elective 
  • Elective/Vacation 
  • Fellows Continuity Clinic 
  • Sleep 
  • IOM 
  • Clinical Neurophysiology Selective 
Epilepsy Fellowship 
  • Adult EMU 
  • Pediatric EMU 
  • Critical Care EEG 
  • Backup EMU/Elective 
  • Elective/Vacation 
  • Fellows Continuity clinic 
Critical Care EEG Fellowship 
  • Critical Care EEG 
  • Adult EMU 
  • Pediatric EMU 
  • Back Up EMU/Elective 
  • Elective/Vacation

How to Apply

To apply, please send the following information to Pue Farooque, DO and Carole Amarakoon (please indicate Citizenship/Visa status). Application packet should include:

  • Fellowship application
  • Personal statement: 1-2 pages outlining your reasons for applying, career goals, and strengths you will bring to the program.
  • Three letters of reference: please provide names of the references and arrange for the letters of recommendation to be forwarded directly to the epilepsy center director, by mail or email.
  • Your current CV.
  • A passport style photo of yourself.
  • Applicants should be neurology board eligible. 

Applicants will be contacted in December if they are invited to interview. Applications for 2021 fellowships will be accepted September 1 - November 15.


Fellowship Alumni

S. Nizam Ahmed, M.D.
Anupama Alareddy, M.B.B.S.
Bassam Assaf, M.D.
Carolina Barbosa-Maciel, M.D.
Ramon Bautista, M.D.
Monica Bhagwansingh Dhakar, M.D.
Hal Blumenfeld, M.D., Ph.D.
Paul Boon, M.D.
Christopher Bradley, M.D., Ph.D. 
Janti Chaaban, M.D.
Robert DeLorenzo, M.D., Ph.D.
Kamil Detyniecki, M.D.
John Ebersole, M.D.
Susan Elrich, M.D.
Marie Carl Eugene, M.D.
Pue Farooque, D.O.
Andres Fernandez, M.D.
Evan Fertig, M.D.
Jacqueline French, M.D.
Aradia X. Fu, M.D.
Eric Grover, M.D.
Hamada Hamid, D.O.
Anjum Hashim, M.D.
Heidi Henninger, M.D.
Linda Huh, M.D.
Omotola Hope, M.D.
Manoucher Javedan, M.D.
Amiram Katz, M.D.
Howard Kim, M.D.
David King, M.D.
Ewa Koziorynska, M.D.
Danielle Lamoreaux, M.D.
Robert Leroy, M.D.
Louis Manganas, M.D.

Justin Marcus, M.D.
David Marks, M.D.
Lorianne Masuoka, M.D.
Uma Menon, M.B.B.S.
Yamini Naidu, M.D.
Dang Nguyen, M.D.
Steven Pacia, M.D.
David Packey, M.D., Ph.D.
Jose Padin, M.D.
LeBron Paige, M.D.
Jullie Pan, M.D.
Sima Parikh, M.D.
Suzanne Patrick, M.D.
Imran Quraishi, M.D.
Christopher Ransom, M.D., Ph.D.
Gautami Rao, M.D.
Katherine Riordan, M.D.
Rup Sainju, M.B.B.S.
Aneeta Saxena, M.D.
Richard Scheyer, M.D.
Romina Shirka, D.O.
Sanjay Singh, M.D.
Adithya Sivaraju, M.B.B.S.
Marianna Spanaki-Verales, M.D., Ph.D.
Susan Spencer, M.D.
Vijay Thadani, M.D., Ph.D.
David Tkeshelashvili, M.D.
James Thompson, M.D.
Teresa Tran, M.D.
Peter Wade, M.D.
Peter Williamson, M.D.
Brenda Wu, M.D., Ph.D.
Ji Yeoun Yoo, M.D.
Megdad Zaatreh, M.D.
Yan Zhang, M.D.

Nayef Al-Rodhan, M.D.
S. Katie Bandt, M.D.
Sharona Ben Haim, M.D.
Alain Bouthillier, M.D.
Robert Buchanan, M.D.
Mark Cobb, M.D.
Aaron Cohen-Gadol, M.D.
Dwaine Cooke, M.D.
Eyiyemisi Damisah, M.D.
Werner Doyle, M.D.
Katrina Firlik, M.D.
Itzhak Fried, M.D.
Jason Gerrard, MD, PhD, FAANS
Robert Gross, M.D.
Ryder Gwinn, M.D.

Jaime Inserne, M.D.
Willard Kasoff, M.D.
Richard Kim, M.D.
Diana Kraemer, M.D.
James Kryzanski, M.D.
Maxwell Laurans, M.D.
Gabrielle Lee, M.D.
James Leiphart, M.D.
Lisa Mulligan, M.D.
Alexander Pappanastassiou, M.D.
Conrad Pappas, M.D.
James Schumacher, M.D.
Saul Schwartz, M.D.
Theodore Schwartz, M.D.
Jeffrey Schweitzer, M.D.
Juan Torres, M.D.
June Yowtak Guillet, M.D.

2019 Fellowship Application

Click here to see the Fellowship application.

For Further Information:

Image: Pue Farooque

Pue Farooque, DO
Assistant Professor,
Epilepsy Fellowship Director,
Assistant Fellowship Director for Clinical Neurophysiology

Department of Neurology
Yale School of Medicine
P.O. Box 208018

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