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Fellowship in Neuromuscular Medicine

Department of Neurology

Dora K. Leung, MD, Fellowship Director

Duration: 1 year
Stipend: $99,585.34 per annum/benefits (subsidized housing also available)
Positions: 2 NYPH ACGME-Accredited
Contact: Sandy Patatoukas, 646.797.8917, patatoukaslk@hss.edu

The Neuromuscular Disease Fellowship provides broad experiences for fellows to learn neuromuscular diagnostic and management skills. Fellows participate in multidisciplinary care programs associated with MDA and ALSA. Extensive experience in electro-diagnosis is achieved under supervision of board certified neuromuscular clinicians. Fellows also participate in the practices of faculty specializing in neuromuscular diseases, as well as participation in various clinical trials in progress.

Curriculum and Expectations

Fellows receive training in neuro-rehabilitation, neuropathology, critical care medicine, neuromuscular disorders associated with children, chemodenervation and autonomic nervous system testing. There is also an outpatient rotation through Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center to participate in evaluation and management of patients with neuromuscular conditions associated with neoplastic disorders.

Over the course of Fellowship, there will be ample opportunities to participate in clinical and therapeutic trials in neuromuscular diseases. There is an extensive didactic program in place, which consists of programmed lectures, Neurology/ Neuromuscular grand rounds, and EMG morning report, providing 4 to 6 hours of direct didactic instruction per week.

In addition to eligibility for Certification in Neuromuscular Medicine by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), fellows successfully completing the Neuromuscular Disease Fellowship are eligible for certification by the examination of the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM).

Application Information

Applications for the Neuromuscular Disease Fellowship are accepted on a rolling basis.

Learn about the application process.


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