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Letter from the Clinical Neurophysiology Program Director

I would like to welcome any interested applicants to apply to our Neurophysiology Fellowship. Our fellowship is designed to have sufficient flexibility to fulfill the requirements for the ABPN subspecialty certification of Clinical Neurophysiology while also tailoring each experience to the desires of the fellow.  We are a Comprehensive Epilepsy Center offering the full range of care including devices (VNS/RNS), advance diagnostic modalities (PET/MR, SPECT, fMRI, and high density EEG), as well as epilepsy surgery with invasive EEG monitoring including stereoEEG.  We also have a focus on dietary therapy for epilepsy helmed by Elizabeth Felton, MD, PhD. Additionally, we have an emphasize on continuous EEG monitoring for critically ill patients (Aaron Struck, MD).  We have eight adult epileptologists and three pediatric epileptologists, world-class Neuropsychology (Bruce Hermann, PhD, Jana Jones, PhD) with an active epilepsy monitoring unit and surgical program in both adults and pediatrics. Fellows can choose 20% ,50%, or 80% focus on EEG/epilepsy.

For interested fellows there is an EMG/Neuromuscular option for either 20%, 50%, or 80%. You will train with clinical experts in EMG and Neuromuscular disorders: Ben Lotz, MD, Andrew Waclawik, MD, and Stephanie Gardon, MD. In addition to EMG and NCS, fellows can learn specialized techniques including single fiber EMG, muscle biopsies, and muscle pathology.

As a secondary focus, fellows can decide to do 20% intraoperative neuro-monitoring or sleep.

For interested fellows there are basic science and clinic research opportunities in critical care EEG, dietary therapy of epilepsy, animal models of epilepsy, high-density EEG, and structural and fMRI including the ongoing U01 Epilepsy Connectome Project (in collaboration with the Medical College of Wisconsin). A second year option is available for interested candidates. Our fellows have a perfect board pass rate and have gone on to successful careers in academic and private practice settings. We enjoyed a collaborative team approach to patient care with a balanced approach to clinical duties and academic activities. The University of Wisconsin is a world class university situated in Madison—a medium-sized city with the cultural amenities and cosmopolitan atmosphere of a larger city while still enjoying the friendliness, pace, and ease of daily life you would expect in the Northern Midwest.

Aaron Struck, MD
Program Director