Number of Fellows: 1 per year
Length: 1-2 years
Accreditation: ACGME (1st year only)
Fellowship Program Overview
Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta are now offering a pediatric epilepsy fellowship program.
The objective for this one or two year position in clinical neurophysiology with emphasis in pediatric epilepsy is to obtain a broad education in the clinical, electro-diagnostic, and pathophysiological aspects of epilepsy. The program provides a strong foundation in general clinical neurophysiology so participating fellows are eligible for examination/certification in Epilepsy through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) and "Clinical Neurophysiology with Added Competency in Epilepsy Monitoring" through the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology (ABCN).
In addition to general training in all areas of clinical neurophysiology, this fellowship emphasizes neurophysiological applications in epilepsy diagnosis and therapy. Didactic instruction and laboratory experience emphasize routine and ambulatory EEG, video-EEG monitoring (in diagnostic and pre-surgical applications), EEG monitoring in the ICU, evoked potentials (including intra-operative monitoring), and functional mapping with direct cortical electrical stimulation. Training in the clinic settings emphasizes epilepsy diagnosis and therapy with exposure to other paroxysmal and persistent disorders of consciousness, cognition and behavior. The majority of clinical, hospital and Video-EEG exposure for the fellow is on pediatric patients.
Pediatric Epilepsy Program
The Pediatric Epilepsy Center at Emory University/Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta:
- Holds a Level 4 NAEC designation for a pediatric epilepsy center, which provides the highest quality in intensive neuro-diagnostic monitoring, as well as extensive medical, neuropsychological, and psychosocial treatment.
- A comprehensive evaluation for epilepsy surgery, including intracranial electrodes, and provides a broad range of surgical procedures for epilepsy.
- Treats hundreds of patients are treated yearly, and with nearly 1,000 epilepsy discharges. Our clinical volume exceeds more than double the national average.
Clinical services offered by the faculty include:
- Continuous Pediatric Epilepsy Clinic
- Outpatient/Inpatient EEG
- Epilepsy monitoring unit
- ICU EEG monitoring
Elective rotations are offered in:
- EMG/NCS or polysomnography
- Intra-operative monitoring
- Source-localization with high dense EEGs
The trainees are strongly encouraged to participate in clinical research under the direction of staff physicians.
Opportunities for conference attendance and poster presentations:
- American Epilepsy Society
- American Clinical Neurophysiology Society
- American Academy of Neurology
- Kiffin Penry Mini-fellowship
Didactic conferences include the following:
- Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Lecture Series
- Weekly Combined Neurophysiology Conference
- Weekly Epilepsy surgery conference (Adult and Pediatric combined)
- Weekly EMG conference
- Weekly Neurology Grand
- Monthly Pediatric Epilepsy Conference