Neuromuscular Medicine and EMG/Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowships
The Stanford Neuromuscular Disorders Program offers two fellowship positions in Neuromuscular Medicine (NMM), and one fellowship position in EMG/Clinical Neurophysiology (EMG/CNP). All three are fully funded and 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 should complete two months of training in another area of CNP, including Sleep/Polysomnography, EEG, or IOM. Training in Sleep/PSG can be done with our neuromuscular pulmonary specialist with a focus on neuromuscular respiratory management.
- Multidisciplinary neuromuscular 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 US, 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)
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 experience for those with specific interests.
The robust didactic program focuses on cutting-edge and challenging topics. Fellows also attend monthly neuropathology meetings and weekly grand rounds. Weekly sessions include:
- Neuromuscular lecture series
- EMG/NCS didactics and waveform review
- Neuropathology didactics and slide review
- Neuromuscular journal club
- Challenging case conference
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Applications for Neuromuscular Medicine and EMG/CNP Fellowships are considered on a rolling basis, and early application is encouraged. Interviews are held in January-February, and often earlier.
- Current CV
- Personal Statement
- Three letters of recommendation
- Indication of preference for adult or pediatric track
Email applications to:
Dr. John W. Day, Fellowship Director
Dr. Sarada Sakamuri, Associate Fellowship Director
Gayla Weng, Program Coordinator
Gayla Weng, Fellowship Program Coordinator for the Neuromuscular Program provides administrative support for the neuromuscular fellowship program, responds to inquiries and coordinates interview schedules.