Neuromuscular Medicine and EMG/Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowships

Overview

The Stanford Neuromuscular Disorders Program offers three fellowship positions in Neuromuscular Medicine (NMM), and one fellowship position in EMG/Clinical Neurophysiology (EMG/CNP).  All four positions are ACGME-accredited.  

All fellows receive exceptional training in adult and pediatric neuromuscular disorders, EMG/NCS, neuropathology, and clinical applications of neurogenetics and neuroimmunology.  Pediatric neurologists can pursue more focused training in pediatric neuromuscular disorders.

EMG/CNP fellows will complete two months of training in another area of CNP. This may include training in Sleep/Polysomnography, EEG, or IOM. Training in Sleep/PSG can be done with our neuromuscular pulmonary specialist with a focus on neuromuscular respiratory management.

Visit Frequently Asked Questions for information about rotations, training sites, didactics, benefits, and life in the Bay Area.  

Clinical Training:

  • Multidisciplinary neuromuscular and neuroimmunology clinics. Each week there are four full days of adult and pediatric clinics with support from the MDA, ALSA, PT, OT, RT, SLP, genetic counselor, social worker, and neuromuscular pulmonologist.  This includes Family Clinics, where related adults and children are seen together.
  • Longitudinal neuromuscular continuity clinics where fellows take primary responsibility for clinical decision making and care coordination.
  • Extensive EMG/NCS experience and additional exposure to neuromuscular ultrasound, single fiber EMG, laryngeal EMG, and EMG evaluation of dystonia, myoclonus, and functional disorders.
  • Inpatient adult and pediatric neuromuscular consultation and EMG service
  • Elective opportunities in autonomic testing, Botox injections, sleep and respiratory medicine, evoked potentials, and other related areas.

Outpatient and Inpatient Training Sites:

  • Stanford Neuroscience Health Center and Stanford University Hospital
  • Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford 
  • Forbes Norris ALS/MDA Clinic at California Pacific Medical Center (San Francisco)

Research:

All fellows are expected to complete a clinical or QA project, and are encouraged to pursue additional opportunities for presentations and publications.  There are ample resources for clinical and laboratory research, with the potential for an additional 1-2 years of research training for those with specific interests.

Didactics:

The robust didactic program focuses on cutting-edge, challenging topics.  Fellows also attend monthly neuropathology meetings and weekly grand rounds.

Each week, fellows attending the following didactic sessions:

  • Neuromuscular lecture series
  • EMG/NCS didactics and waveform review
  • Neuropathology didactics and slide review
  • Neuromuscular journal club
  • Challenging case conference
     

Visit Frequently Asked Questions for information about rotations, training sites, didactics, benefits, and life in the Bay Area.

Applications

Applications for Neuromuscular Medicine and EMG/CNP Fellowships are considered on a rolling basis.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020-2021 training program. Early application is encouraged.     

Application Materials:

  1. Current CV
  2. Personal Statement
  3. Three letters of recommendation
  4. Indication of preference for adult or pediatric track  

Email applications to:

Dr. John W. Day, Fellowship Director
jwday@stanford.edu

Dr. Sarada Sakamuri, Associate Fellowship Director
sakamuri@stanford.edu

Gayla Weng, Program Coordinator
gweng@stanford.edu

Fellowship Contact

Gayla Weng
Program Coordinator for the Neuromuscular and EMG/Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowships

Tel: 650-725-7623
Fax: 650-736-6603
gweng@stanford.edu

CME Neuromuscular Clinical Case Conference

Mondays 5:30-6:30pm
Hoover Pavilion • 211 Quarry Road
Conf Room 208