• Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship

    The Division of Neurology at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) offers three fellow training programs, in Clinical Neurophysiology (1 year), Epilepsy (1 or 2 years), and combined Epilepsy-Sleep (2 years). Two to three qualified applicants are accepted per year. Neurology fellowship training at CCHMC provides applicants with resources at one of the top ranked children’s hospitals in the United States for both Patient Care and Research. The Neurology Division is one of the largest and most successful child neurology clinical and research programs in the United States, with innovative, recognized programs in Epilepsy, Epilepsy Surgery, Clinical Trials, and Neurophysiology. We are also affiliated with the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, which allows for flexibility in obtaining clinical and research training based on the applicants’ career interests.

    The Clinical Neurophysiology fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). Completion of the program qualifies fellows for the ABPN Clinical Neurophysiology/Epilepsy Board examination.

    The one year Epilepsy fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). Completion of the program qualifies fellows for the ABPN Epilepsy Board examination. Two years track for Epilepsy Fellowship is recommended for applicants interested in academic medicine, research and extended training in epilepsy. Mentored research in epilepsy-related fields is offered. The additional year allows for an emphasis on developing long-term research projects and application for funding.

    The combined Epilepsy-Sleep fellowship is offered in collaboration with the CCHMC Division of Pulmonology and Sleep medicine and include one year of ACGME accredited EEG/epilepsy training and one year of ACGME accredited Sleep Medicine training. At the completion of the fellowship programs, the fellows will qualify for both the Sleep Medicine and Clinical Neurophysiology/Epilepsy Board exams offered by the ABPN.

    The goals of these fellowships are to develop excellence in clinical epilepsy, video/EEG monitoring, epilepsy surgery and related procedures, electroencephalography and evoked potentials, and investigational antiepileptic drug trials based on the fellows’ career interests. There are ample opportunities to develop skills in clinical research, education of residents and students, and clinical or research subspecialty interests.

    The Comprehensive Epilepsy Centerconsists of 6 bed epilepsy monitoring unit, EEG lab and AASM certified sleep lab, state of the art equipment including MEG and high density EEG, along with, 9 fellowship-trained epileptologists (including one sleep medicine trained epileptologist), one neurosurgeon, two pediatric neuro-radiologists, one pediatric neuropsychologist, two pediatric psychologists, six advanced practitioner nurses, three genetic counselors, two dieticians and multiple support staff including social workers.

    The center is designated as a National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) Level 4epilepsy treatment center. The programs and clinics include the New Onset Seizure Clinic, Advance Therapies Program (2nd opinion), Epilepsy Surgery program, Epilepsy-Sleep program, VNS and ketogenic diet clinic. The Neurology division at the CCHMC is ranked 4th by the US news and world report and consists of 30 faculty members. 

    Research activities include 6 NIH funded researchers with over 6 million dollars in the past year.  Recent epilepsy publications from the group have appeared in the NEJM, JAMA and Neurology.

    Sample Schedule

    Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG/Epilepsy focus) 
    8 months EEG and epilepsy monitoring
    2 months sleep 
    1 month of elective 
    1 month of vacation

    Conferences

    Wednesday 

      • 7:30 a.m. Pre-grand round conference 
      • 8:00 a.m. Neurology Grand Rounds 
      • 9:00 a.m. Clinical Neuroscience Course 
      • 4:00-5:00 p.m. Case conference or Journal club

    Thursday

      • 730 a.m. Epilepsy Conference 
      • 12:00 p.m. Not Just Neurology (twice a month)

    Monday, Tuesdays and Fridays

      • 12:00 p.m. Residents/Fellows Conferences (clinical topics, neuroscience research meeting and neuroradiology conference)

    Contact

    Sejal Jain, MD 
    Director, Clinical neurophysiology/ Epilepsy Fellowship Program 
    Director, Epilepsy-Sleep Program 
    Assistant Professor of pediatrics and neurology 
    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center 
    3333 Burnet Ave ML 2015 
    Cincinnati OH 45229 
    Email: Sejal.Jain@cchmc.org

    Marcella (Marcie) Spradlin 
    Fellowship Coordinator 
    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center 
    3333 Burnet Ave ML 2015 
    Cincinnati OH 45229 
    Phone 513-636-7873
    Fax 513-636-1888
    Email: marcella.spradlin@cchmc.org

    Apply

    Download an application form in portable document format (.pdf). Please submit your CV along with the application:

    Fellowship Requirements

    Applicants should be board-eligible/certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, or the equivalent.

    Links

    The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center 
    Meet the team

    Recent and current fellows
    Hansel Greiner, MD
    Jeff Tenney, MD, PhD
    Ravindra Arya, MD
    Siddharth V. Jain, MD
    Sarah E. Weatherspoon, MD

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