This established ACGME-accredited postgraduate year 5 clinical neurophysiology fellowship is sponsored by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for trainees based at Cedars-Sinai. The program is one of only a few nationally to provide three-month blocks alternating between electroencephalograpahy(EEG)/epilepsy and electromyogram(EMG)/neuromuscular services, exposing fellows to intensive training in all aspects of neurophysiology. There is an excellent faculty-to-fellow ratio, allowing for individualized training from Jeffrey Chung, MD.
Cedars-Sinai's level IV Epilepsy Program offers an epilepsy monitoring unit, scalp/sphenoidal monitoring, invasive electrode depth and subdural studies, ictal single photon emission CT interpretation of magnetoencephalography studies. Fellows receive training in neuro-ICU EEG monitoring, as well as somatosesory and multimodality evoked potential (EP) monitorig, and motor strip and language mapping in of the largest intraoperative monitoring programs in the western United States.
EMG/neuromuscular training involves a high volume of electro-diagnostic studies in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. Fellows are introduced to sophisticated EMG studies, single fiber electromyography, pediatric EMGs, EMG-guided botulinum toxin injections, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis care and clinical trails, neuromuscular clinics and management of myasthenia patients.
The neurophysiology fellowship offers ample opportunities for clinical research. This program fulfills requirements for certification by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Clinical Neurophysiology, the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology and the American Association of Neuromuscular Electrodiagnostic Medicine.