Neurophysiology – EMG Fellowship

Program Overview

Our one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship is a joint program between the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), teaching tertiary care facilities of Tufts University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School.

The program maintains its focus on EMG and neuromuscular disease with the primary goal of training neuromuscular master clinicians and electromyographers, both in the adult and pediatric domains. Training in EEG, evoked potentials, autonomic studies and chemodenervation is available for interested fellows. Training provides eligibility to sit for ABPN Clinical Neurophysiology and ABEM EMG board examination.

Acceptance requires successful completion of an ACGME-accredited training program in adult or child neurology or equivalent, a personal interview and three letters of recommendation. Interviews take place in the spring, approximately 15 months prior to the start of the training year.

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Burlington is a tertiary referral center located 15 miles northwest of Boston. The Neurology Department consists of 25 neurologists, six of whom have neuromuscular expertise. These include Dr. Jayashri Srinivasan, Dr. Gisela Held, Dr. Doreen Ho, Dr. Michal Vytopil, Dr. Jennifer Grillo and Dr. Sara Mayer. Additional four department members specialize in EEG and epilepsy – Dr. Ritu Bagla, Dr. Joanna Suski, Dr. Gina Deck and Dr. Ilya Tolokh.

Boston Children’s Hospital is located in the Longwood area of Boston and is one of the flagship hospitals of Harvard Medical School. All fellows spend Tuesdays in the Boston Children’s EMG lab. Child neurologists have the opportunity to spend one to two Mondays a month in the Boston Children’s MDA clinic with Dr. Basil Darras, and Dr. Partha Ghosh.

The fellow is expected to participate in research projects that are initiated during their fellowship year, e.g. an article, chapter, poster presentation at national meeting or research project. The fellow is expected to sit for the ABPN added qualifications in CNP (Clinical Neurophysiology) board exam subsequent to the completion of the fellowship.

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Educational Conferences

In addition to the department’s normal educational programs, there are two morning conferences each week devoted to the fellowship. The Monday neuromuscular conference includes lectures given by the fellow and faculty, journal club, neuromuscular case studies and review of interesting EMG cases. The goal is to develop awareness of the breadth of neuromuscular disease by providing exposure to problems that may not arise during a short one year training program.

The Wednesday morning reading conference is an informal conference where the fellow, faculty and CNP technicians meet to discuss assigned readings from Neuromuscular Disorders Textbooks (Amato and Russell) and Clinical Neurophysiology (Levin and Luders). The expectation is that the fellow will be prepared to discuss the highlights of chapters with clarification and perspective offered from senior staff.

Muscle and nerve biopsy conferences occur monthly on a Wednesday organized by Dr. Ho and the Clinic’s neuropathologist, Dr. Christine Thomas.

How To Apply

If you are interested in applying to our program, please forward your CV and 3 letters of recommendation to Alanna Rizzitano and/or Michael Vytopil.

Invitation for interview will be extended to competitive applicants. Interviews take place in the spring, approximately 15 months prior to the start of the training year.


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