Fellowships

Fellowships Provide Advanced Neurological Training for Physicians

Working with the Department of Neurology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, University Hospitals Neurological Institute offers clinical fellowships in several disciplines.

Most training is provided at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center with additional support from faculty at the Louis B. Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Available fellowships include:

Neuromuscular Medicine: This fellowship consists of one year of training in clinical neuromuscular medicine, electrodiagnosis and muscle/nerve pathology.

Fellows are actively involved in the care of both outpatients and inpatients. They practice in the general neuromuscular clinic, the muscle disease center clinic and the myasthenia gravis center.

All fellows are trained in the performance and interpretation of electrodiagnostic testing with access to electromyography (EMG) and autonomic laboratories.

The program includes access to frequent didactic lectures and conferences. Fellows also have many opportunities to get involved in clinical research.

The fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Clinical Neurophysiology (Epilepsy/Electroencephalography (EEG)): The mission of this one-year fellowship is to train epileptologists at the leading edge of medical practice. This program provides trainees advanced education in:

  • Basic clinical neurophysiology
  • Comprehensive medical management of patients with epilepsy
  • Selection and evaluation of candidates for epilepsy surgery
  • Basic and/or clinical research tools used in epileptology

The year begins with an intensive two-month didactic lecture series. During the subsequent 10 months, fellows gain experience in all aspects of clinical neurophysiology, including routine and video-EEG monitoring, epilepsy surgery evaluations and intra-operative monitoring, evoked potentials and sleep medicine.

The fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Vascular Neurology: This one-year program supports one of three career pathways:

  • General vascular neurology
  • Endovascular surgical neuroradiology, also known as interventional neurology
  • Stroke clinical trials and epidemiology

The fellowship provides comprehensive training in the inpatient and outpatient management of cerebrovascular disorders.

Notable strengths of the program include training in transcranial Doppler and carotid ultrasound, stroke neuroimaging, neurointerventional procedures and neurocritical care.

Fellows also have many opportunities to get involved in clinical research focused on acute stroke reperfusion therapy, interventional stroke therapy, stroke prevention, epidemiology and outcomes.

The fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Neurocritical Care: This two-year fellowship trains physicians in a diverse cross section of cognitive, diagnostic and therapeutic skills.

The goal is to prepare physicians for the independent practice of neurological intensive care. The core curriculum is split between neurological disorders and other diseases and conditions that typically complicate neurological illnesses.

The fellowship includes eight months in the neurological intensive care unit and four months rotating in other medical and surgical intensive care units. The remaining year is dedicated to neurosurgery and stroke, electives and protected research time.

All fellows regularly attend seminars and conferences in neurology, neurosurgery, critical care, and neuroradiology. Additional didactic exposure is available in neuropathology, neuromuscular disease, cerebrovascular disease, epilepsy and neurophysiology, pain management and rehabilitation.

All fellows conduct clinical or basic research.

This fellowship is accredited by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS).

Movement Disorders: This fellowship is offered in both one- and two-year versions. Each includes 12 months of clinical training and many opportunities for basic and clinical research. Deep brain stimulation is a key component of the fellowship curriculum.

Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry: The Memory and Cognition Center at UH Neurological Institute offers one-year and two-year fellowships in behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry.

Each fellowship includes one year of clinical training and many opportunities for both basic and clinical research.

This fellowship is accredited by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties.

Learn More

Visit Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine’s Department of Neurology fellowships page for more information.

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