Neuromuscular Medicine and EMG/Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowships


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.

NMM and EMG/CNP fellows receive similar training. The EMG/CNP fellowship year incorporates two months of training in another area of neurophysiology. 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.  

The compensation for housestaff is highly competitive, and there are additional stipends to cover conference attendance, housing, moving expenses, cell phone fees, licensing, etc. Excellent comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage is provided for the entire family. Visit the GME website for information about salary and bonuses.

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, nerve surgery, 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 QI/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.  Historically, fellows have obtained outside funding through the Muscular Dystrophy Association and NIH/NINDS R25 program.


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

Each week, fellows attend the following didactic sessions:

  • Neuromuscular lecture series
  • EMG/NCS didactics and waveform review
  • Neuropathology didactics and slide review
  • Neuromuscular journal club
  • Neuromuscular debate club
  • Rapid-fire challenging case conference

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


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

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. Sarada Sakamuri, Fellowship Director

Dr. John W. Day, Associate Fellowship Director

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

Fellowship Contact

Gayla Weng
Program Coordinator for the Neuromuscular and EMG/Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowships
Tel: 650-725-7623
Fax: 650-736-6603

CME Neuromuscular Clinical Case Conference

Thursdays, 5-6:30 PM
Hoover Pavilion • 211 Quarry Road
Conf Room 208