Pediatric Fellowship Program
The Stanford University Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Pediatric Epilepsy Fellowship is a one-year ACGME accredited program. We are dedicated to providing exemplary clinical training in the comprehensive evaluation and management of children with epilepsy in an environment that prioritizes fellow education while providing opportunities for research and innovation at a world-class academic epilepsy center. We have two fellowship positions available per year.
Fellows in our program will develop expertise in the following areas:
- Routine EEG: neonatal, child and adult
- ICU EEG
- Video EEG monitoring
- Pre-surgical evaluation and staging for stereoelectroencephalograpy (SEEG) electrode placement via ROSA or intracranial strip and grid electrode placement
- Extraoperative and intraoperative electrocorticography interpretation
- Functional mapping
- Opportunity for exposure to high density EEG
- Neurostimulator interrogation and programming (vagal nerve stimulation and responsive neurostimulation)
Fellows in our program are exposed to a broad array of clinical experiences focusing on the evaluation and management (both the medical and surgical) of pediatric epilepsy. They function as the primary epileptologist within in their own continuity clinic, which takes place twice a week. For those interested in getting more in-depth training in certain areas, there are also subspecialty clinics available in epilepsy genetics (multidisciplinary), tuberous sclerosis, neonatal epilepsy and the ketogenic diet.
Scholarly activity is strongly encouraged during the fellowship, with numerous research opportunities available as well as quality improvement initiatives. Stanford researchers have a distinguished history of advances in epilepsy research. Our faculty study the basic mechanisms of epilepsy, such as the regulation of neural excitability and the mechanisms underlying development of epilepsy. Studies from several labs, including the Porter Lab, focus on understanding how neuronal injury produces changes in structure and function of neurons and neuronal networks that lead to hyperexcitability and epileptogenesis. Our clinical faculty are involved in numerous areas of research including neonatal seizures, tuberous sclerosis, epilepsy genetics, inflammation and epilepsy, epilepsy surgery, as well as clinical drug trials.
The program is designed to be flexible in tailoring the curriculum to the individual needs of each fellow depending upon their long-term goals.