The Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship, which received initial accreditation by the ACGME RRC on November 12, 2014, effective July 1, 2015, provides one year of subspecialty training in clinical neurophysiology, which includes clinical and didactic training in EEG, epilepsy, EMG/NCV, neuromuscular medicine, and sleep medicine, as well as didactic training in IOM (intraoperative monitoring) and evoked potentials. The fellowship program matriculated its first fellow (Dr. Rafael Rodriguez, who had previously been the Chief Resident in our Neurology Residency Program) in July 2017, and he will complete his fellowship training in June 2018. The program will matriculate its second fellow (Dr. Prashant Rai, who is currently the Chief Resident in our Neurology Residency Program) in July 2018.
Our Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program trains one fellow per year, and that fellow benefits from the training, direct supervision, and expertise provided by 7 faculty members subspecializing in clinical neurophysiology. Clinical exposure includes a large number of EEGs (both outpatient and inpatient, including continuous EEG monitoring and critically ill patients), EMG/NCV studies (both inpatient and outpatient), and a 4-bed Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU). Our fellowship also includes a significant amount of scholarly activity, as exemplified by the fact that our present fellow is currently involved in multiple research projects (in collaboration with residents), and a significant amount of experience in teaching, as evidenced by the weekly EEG reading workshops provided by the fellow to the residents, as well as neuromuscular conferences prepared by the fellow for the residents. In addition, the fellow is involved in a Quality Improvement (QI) project.
The Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program at UTMB hosted its initial ACGME Accreditation Site Visit on October 5, 2017.
Chilvana Patel, MD
Xiangping Li, MD