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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: Jonathan Haimindra, 646.797.8917, HaimindraJ@HSS.edu

The Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship at HSS is an ACGME accredited fellowship jointly sponsored by Weill Cornell Medical College, and upon completion the candidate is considered diplomate of both institutions. The fellowship provides broad experiences for fellows to learn neuromuscular diagnostic and management skills. The fellows participate in multidisciplinary care programs weekly associated with MDA and ALSA. Extensive experience in electrodiagnostic studies is achieved under supervision of ABPN Neuromuscular Medicine and Clinical Neurophysiology board certified clinicians. Fellows will also evaluate patients in the practices of faculty specializing in neuromuscular diseases, as well as opportunity to participate in various clinical trials in progress.  They will also have opportunity to perform chemo-denervation in management of neuromuscular patients.

Curriculum and Expectations

In addition to broad exposure to neuromuscular medicine and opportunities to learn how to perform NCS/EMG in complicated patients, the fellows will also have rotations at Weill Cornell Medical College/ NYP Hospital. They will gain knowledge of neuro-rehabilitation, as well as critical care of neurologic patients in ICU settings. There is also an outpatient rotation through Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center for fellows to participate in evaluation and management of patients with neuromuscular conditions associated with neoplastic disorders. The fellows will also have the opportunity to learn pathology of muscle, nerve, and skin biopsies, with regular review sessions.

Over the course of the fellowship, there is structured didactic program in place, which consists of weekly lectures, Neurology grand rounds at Cornell, Neuromuscular grand rounds at HSS, and EMG morning report.

In addition to eligibility for certification in Neuromuscular Medicine by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), fellows who completed the fellowship are also eligible for certification by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM).

Application Information

Applications for the Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship is via the match process sponsored by AANEM.

Teaching Faculty

Dora K. Leung, MD, Fellowship Director
Lan Zhou, MD, PhD, Chief of Neurology (starting March 2024)
Puja Jain, MD
Erin E. Manning, MD
Brion D. Reichler, MD
Teena Shetty, MD
Alexander Shtilbans MD, PhD, MS

Program Graduates

HSS NM fellows


Olukayode Onasanya - Private Practice 


Anna Kogan - Private Practice
Mary Sedarous - Hackensack University/ Meridian Health


Ayushi Chugh - Barrow Neurologic Institute
Eghosa Omoregie - Bronx Care Health System


Erin Manning - Hospital for Special Surgery
Eliz Agopian - Northwell Health


Vahid Tohidi - Orlando Health Neuroscience Institute


Pantelis Pavlakis - Hospital for Special Surgery (until 2023), now practicing in Greece


Heba Rashed - Ain Shams University- Eygpt


Robin Petrizzo (Warner) - Private Practice
Armin Maghsoudlou - Northwell Health


Robin Warner - Private Practice
Jeffrey Schachter - Private Practice


Nick Streicher - Georgetown University
Elizabeth Ng - University of Connecticut


Jonathan Morena - Duke University
Ashley Weng - Rutgers University Health/ RWJMG


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