Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship

The Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Neurology offers a one-year ACGME-accredited clinical neurophysiology fellowship. Three positions are offered each year. Two of these positions focus on EEG and epilepsy; the remaining one position focuses on EMG and neuromuscular disorders.

Under the direction of Dragos Sabau, MD, all clinical neurophysiology fellows learn the entire range of neurophysiology techniques, including EEG, EMG, intraoperative neurophysiology monitoring and sleep studies. Fellows acquire the skills necessary to function independently as a clinical neurophysiologist in either an academic setting or private practice. This program has trained more than 90 specialists in clinical neurophysiology since 1972.

Subspecialty Tracks

EEG and Epilepsy

Fellows in the Neurology EEG track rotate in an inpatient epilepsy monitoring unit as well as an outpatient EEG and Neurotelemetry unit. Participants in this fellowship track attend half a day EMG/NCS each week. They participate in the weekly Evoked reading sessions of intraoperative neurophysiology studies and attend the weekly epilepsy clinic at IU Health Neuroscience Center. They also participate in the OR functional brain mapping and neurophysiology monitoring (electrocorticography). Fellows in this program may also attend reading sessions of adult and pediatric sleep studies.

EMG and Neuromuscular Disorders

Fellows in the EMG track rotate in the EMG labs at IU Health Neuroscience Center and at Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center. They attend weekly EEG and Neurotelemetry reading sessions and participate in the weekly Evoked reading sessions of intraoperative neurophysiology studies. They may also attend reading sessions of adult and pediatric sleep studies. The EMG track fellow attends MDA clinic on a weekly basis.

Fellowship Training at IU School of Medicine

Information about employment benefits for fellows at IU School of Medicine is available through the Office of GME, which serves as the human resource office for fellows. In collaboration with the school’s affiliated teaching hospitals throughout Indiana, the Office of GME provides administrative guidance and professional development for program directors, faculty, residents, fellows and coordinators to enhance administrative expertise toward fulfilling state and national requirements for ACGME and other specialty organizations.