Neurology Fellowships

Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship

The Department of Neurology offers a one year residency in an ACGME-accredited Clinical Neurophysiology program after successful completion of a neurology residency from an accredited program. The residents acquire knowledge and experience with various electrodiagnostic procedures including EMG/NCV, EEG, evoked potentials, performance & interpretation of muscle and nerve biopsies, intra-operative monitoring, sleep studies and other advanced neurophysiological procedures.

The residents are also trained in diagnosis and management of neuromuscular disorders and epilepsy. The patient population is diverse and consist of a wide variety of pathologies. Highly qualified faculty are involved in all training. The residents are expected to engage in clinical research projects and teach residents and medical students. The residents are eligible for certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) in Clinical Neurophysiology after completion of the training.

Clinical Neurophysiology Epilepsy and EEG/EP/MEG Fellowship Track

As a component of the Clinical Neurophysiology Residency, Saint Louis University offers a 1-2 year epilepsy fellowship. For eight months, trainees will gain experience in clinical epilepsy, interpretation of EEGs, video EEG telemetry monitoring, evaluation for epilepsy surgery and neuropharmacology of AEDs. There will be an emphasis on the use of neuroimaging techniques, including magnetoencephalography, in patients with epilepsy. The other four months of training are devoted to sleep medicine, neuromuscular diseases, NCV and EMG. This combined experience allows for certification in Clinical Neurophysiology by the ABPN.

Vascular Neurology and Neurointerventional Fellowships

The Souers Stroke Institute sponsors several training programs in vascular neurology and neurointervention:

  • Vascular Neurology (1yr) ACGME Accredited
    • Stroke Academician Track (1 additional year)
  • Neurointervention (2yr)
  • Interventional Stroke Neurology (3yr) - combines ACGME Vascular Neurology year with 2 years of Neurointervention

Each pathway offers a different exposure of the fellow to the available services. For example, the goal of the stroke academician pathway is prepare the fellow for an academic career as a subspecialist in cerebrovascular disorders and to staff and organize an acute stroke unit. The stroke practitioner pathway offers a more traditional clinical experience with special skills in cerebrovascular management. The neurointensivist pathway focuses on the management of critically ill neurological and neurosurgical patients with the goal of pursuing a career as a NICU specialist in an academic or private practice settings.

Fellows are given a graded increase in responsibility during their training. Our fellows join daily rounds and oversee the daily care of patients admitted to the Acute Stroke Unit and Neurocritical Care Unit. They also provide specialized consultation in the field of cerebrovascular disease and neurocritical care in the Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center and work in close collaboration with Vascular Neurosurgery and Neuroradiology. In addition, they participate in a system for outpatient consultation and follow-up care in a Stroke Clinic.  Fellows learn to provide supervised interpretation and performance of neurovascular studies (extra and intracranial color Doppler and transcranial Doppler) in selected patients.

Director: Randall C. Edgell, M.D., FSVIN
Program Coordinator: Wiwik Sudiar (wiwik.sudiar@health.slu.edu)
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Director: Raman Malhotra, MD
Program Coordinator: Rebecca M. Grubb


SLEEP MEDICINE FELLOWSHIP  

Thank you for your interest in our 1 year ACGME approved Sleep Medicine Fellowship.  We accept applicants who have already completed an accredited residency in Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Otolaryngology, or Anesthesia.  We accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and participate in the Sleep Medicine Fellowship Match through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

Please feel free to contact the Program Director, Raman Malhotra, MDwith any questions at 314-977-4236 or by email at rmalhot1@slu.edu.