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Fellowship Program




The clinical neurophysiology fellowship program at the University of Washington is a two-year fellowship designed to prepare fellows for an academic career in neurophysiology.


The First Year

The first year is ACGME accredited and clinically oriented. The goal of the first year is to acquire clinical proficiency in the medical and surgical aspects of epilepsy, neuromuscular disease, and sleep disorders, and to learn how to perform and interpret of EEGs, LTM, EPs, intraoperative monitoring, EMG/NCS, muscle biopsy, and sleep studies. Several tracks are available this first year:

The adult epilepsy track provides for 9 months of rotations concentrating on the medical and surgical management of epilepsy and the interpretation of EEG, EP, IOM, and LTM. One month each will be spent on EMG/NCS, sleep medicine, and pediatric neurophysiology.

The pediatric epilepsy track is similar to the adult epilepsy track, but with 9 months of pediatric neurophysiology and one month each of adult EEG/EP, EMG/NCS, and sleep medicine.

The neuromuscle track provides for 9 months of rotations concentrating on EMG/NCS and th e management of neuromuscle disease, and one month each on adult EEG/EP, sleep medicine, and pediatric EEG/EP.

The IOM track provides 9 months divided between adult and pediatric IOM and EP/EEG, and one month each of EMG/NCS, sleep medicine, and pediatric neurophysiology.

The pediatric epilepsy track is similar to the adult epilepsy track, but with 9 months of pediatric neurophysiology and one month each of adult EEG/EP, EMG/NCS, and sleep medicine.

These tracks have some flexibility and schedules can be tailored to the interests of the individual fellow. Fellows will also start a continuing outpatient specialty practice, initially under the supervision of an attending physician.

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The Second Year

The optional second year is an opportunity for the intense pursuit of research or clinical interests and deepening of clinical skills through continued clinical practice. Clinical, translational, and basic science research in epilepsy and neuromuscle disease are all encouraged. In addition, this year the fellow will start independent clinical practice in both inpatient and outpatient settings. This year provides an ideal time to perform preliminary work to prepare to apply for NIH training grants. First-year fellows may apply in the fall of their first year for this second year fellowship.

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Program Details

  • One fellow in the adult progam and one in the pediatric program will be accepted each year.
  • Fellowship prerequisites are: 1) completion of an ACGME accredited neurology residency by the start date of the fellowship and 2) permanent resident or citizenship status in the United States.
  • Three weeks of vacation are available each year.
  • First-year fellows do not take call. They are expected to comply with ACGME requirements for work hours.


Contact Information

Andrea Cheng-Hakimian, M.D., Director of Clinical Neurophysiology Residency Program
℅ Administrative Assistant to Medical Director
UW Regional Epilepsy Center
Harborview Medical Center
325 Ninth Avenue MailStop 359745
Seattle, WA 98104-2499


Tel: (206) 744-3576
Fax: (206) 744-4409
Email: aliac@uw.edu
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