Graduate Medical Education (GME): Clinical Neurophysiology EEG & EMG Track

Fellowship Program Director: Tanya J. Lehky, M.D.
Fellowship Associate Program Director: Sara Inati, M.D.

Overview
This is an ACGME-accredited one-year fellowship that provides eligibility for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Certification Examination in the subspecialty of Clinical Neurophysiology. The program is approved to enroll two Fellows each year: one position in an EEG-predominant track (EEG Section) and one position in an EMG-predominant track (EMG Section). The program is affiliated with the neurology residency program of the National Capital Consortium in Bethesda, MD. Completion of an ACGME-accredited neurology residency program and a valid, unrestricted U.S. license are required.

Program Structure
The clinical neurophysiology program has two fellowship pathways with major concentration in EEG or EMG and minor concentration in the secondary pathway. Each program is one year in length.

Electroencephalography (Sara Inati, M.D.):
Fellows in the EEG-predominant track will gain experience and expertise in the evaluation and treatment of epilepsy patients and related neurophysiological techniques, including routine and long term video-EEG monitoring, with both noninvasive and invasive studies, intraoperative monitoring, evoked potentials, and magnetoencephalography. There is an active epilepsy surgery program. Fellows are expected to participate in a research project, usually involving neuroimaging or neurophysiology, with the goal of developing a basic foundation for pursuing independent research in the field of epilepsy. The training period consists of a total of two years, with the second year as an ACGME-certified Clinical Epilepsy fellowship.

Electromyography (Tanya Lehky, M.D.):
The EMG fellowship position focuses on performing and interpreting electrodiagnostic tests in neuromuscular disorders, neuropathies, and autonomic disorders. Training encompasses a wide variety of techniques including specialized nerve conduction and EMG techniques, transcranial magnetic stimulation, muscle ultrasound, intraoperative monitoring, and autonomic nervous system testing. There are opportunities to participate in a number of clinical trials using a wide spectrum of outcome measures and regularly engage in the electrodiagnoses of complex patients.

Additional Information
NINDS Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program

Application Information
NIH Graduate Medical Education Application
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, approximately 18 months prior to the planned start date. Prospective candidates should apply specifically to the EMG or EEG position. Each position is a one year position in an ACGME-accredited training program. The EEG position is combined with a one year epilepsy training position. The EEG and epilepsy programs interview prospective candidates concurrently.



Program Contact

General information and EMG position:
Tanya Lehky, M.D.
EMG Section
Email: lehkyt@ninds.nih.gov
Phone: (301) 402-8796

EEG position:
Sara K. Inati, M.D.
EEG Section
Email: sara.inati@nih.gov
Phone: Phone: (301) 435-6269

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