Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program

Dr Ghazala Hayat Dr. Ghazala Hayat
Clinical Neurophysiology Director

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Saint Louis University School of Medicine offers a one-year ACGME accredited Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship. Fellows are trained predominately at St. Louis University Hospital and participate in eight months of clinical neuromuscular/neurophysiology, three months in epilepsy and one month in sleep.

Fellows are eligible for the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology (ACNS) and obtain certification in added qualification in neurophysiology by the ABPN.

HOW TO APPLY

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Interviews for the Clinical Neurophysiology positions are conducted in February the year prior to start of the fellowship. Please indicate in your application if you are interested in a different track as outlined in the Program Overview.

PROGRAM GOALS

  1. Prepare fellows to independently practice clinical neurophysiology through the measurement and assessment of function of the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems and skeletal muscles for the purpose of diagnosing, monitoring and treatment of neurological disorders.
  2. Provide rigorous training in all aspects of clinical neurophysiology, encompassing pathophysiologic basis of neurologic disorders as well the scientific basis of neurophysiologic diagnosis and the clinical practice of neurodiagnostic studies to evaluate and manage patients.
  3. Exercise the six ACGME Core Competencies:
    1. Compassionate, effective, and appropriate patient care
    2. Medical Knowledge
    3. Practice-based learning and improvement
    4. Interpersonal and communication skills by exercising empathy, respect and consideration in interaction with patients and families
    5. Professionalism
    6. System-based practice

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

  1. During training, the fellow will attain skills in performing the following procedures: evoked potentials, EMG/NCV, single fiber EMG, EEG, autonomic function testing, Botulinum toxin injection, and electrodiagnostic assessment of movement disorders. He/she will also attain skills in clinical management of different neuromuscular diseases, epilepsy, diagnosis and treatment. During rotation through epilepsy and sleep services, the fellow will become knowledgeable in epilepsy video monitoring, WADA angiogram, placement of depth electrodes and polysomnography.
  2. The purpose of the Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship is to develop a concept of different electrodiagnostic procedures which include motor and sensory nerve conduction studies, diagnostic electromyography, single fiber electromyography, evoked potential studies, electrodiagnostic movement disorder assessment, electroencephalography, polysomnography and testing of autonomic functions. The fellow will also be able to formulate a diagnosis and manage congenital and developmental neuromuscular disorders, epilepsy, trauma and sequelae.
  3. The fellow will acquire knowledge regarding the indications, application, performance and interpretation of different neurophysiological studies. The fellow will also become familiar with diagnosis and management of different neuromuscular diseases, epilepsy (intractable and non-intractable) and some movement disorders.
  4. The fellow will aspire to be highly respectful and responsive towards the needs of patients and the families. He/she will show commitment towards working for an environment which is compassionate, provides excellent care and ongoing professional development.

 

Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program
Ghazala Hayat, MD - Director
Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program

Kathy Nesser

Clinical Neurophysiology Coordinator 
Department of Neurology
Saint Louis University 
School of Medicine
1438 S. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63104
Phone: 314-977-4860 
Fax: 314-977-4878 
Email: nesserk@slu.edu