Epilepsy and Neurophysiology

  • About the 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 (2 years), and combined Epilepsy-Sleep (2 years). Up to two 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 Board examination.

    The 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 EEG/epilepsy training and one year of sleep medicine training. Both fellowship programs are ACGME accredited and the fellows will qualify for both the Sleep Medicine and Clinical Neurophysiology 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.

    Sample Schedule

    Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG/Epilepsy focus) 
    8 months EEG and epilepsy monitoring 
    1 month EMG 
    1 month 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

    Sharon Bowling
    Fellowship Coordinator
    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
    3333 Burnet Ave ML 2015
    Cincinnati OH 45229
    Phone 513-636-8681
    Fax 513-636-1888
    Email sharon.bowling1@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
    Siddharth Jain, MD 
    Jeff Tenney, MD, PhD
    Ravindra Arya, MD

 
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