Faculty: Holli Horak, MD (Director); Katalin Scherer, MD;
This is a yearlong, ACGME-accredited Neurophysiology Fellowship at the University of Arizona. The fellow has the choice of focusing on EMG or EEG, including clinical experience.
EMG predominant fellows will work with experts in the department of neurology. The fellow will gain expertise in performing EMG/NCS, IOM and the use of botulinum toxin injections. The fellow will gain clinical experience in the management of complex neuromuscular patients, including ALS, acquired neuropathies and muscular dystrophies. There is the opportunity for research and each fellow will see patients in a broad variety of clinics and inpatient settings. At the end of the fellowship, the fellow will be eligible to sit for both the ABEM and ABPN-added qualifications in Clinical Neurophysiology Boards.
EEG predominant fellows will have the opportunity to learn complex epilepsy patient management and to expertly read and interpret EEGs. These fellows will learn EMU monitoring, IOM, EEG, continuous EEG, Sleep medicine. They will learn from experts how to evaluate patients for possible surgical interventions. They will see patients from a variety of adult and pediatric clinics and learn outpatient and inpatient seizure management. These fellows will be board eligible in the ABPN-added qualifications in Clinical Neurophysiology boards.
Faculty: David M. Labiner, MD (Director); Myrka Torres, MD
The fellow will be a participating physician in the Arizona Comprehensive Epilepsy Program (ACEP). This one-year long experience is part of an ACGME accredited fellowship that includes the evaluation and treatment of patients with epilepsy, both in the outpatient and inpatient settings. The fellow may also elect to spend time working in Pediatric Neurology Clinic. The fellow will be involved in the selection and evaluation of patients for epilepsy surgery and will become proficient in the analysis of video-EEG monitoring studies, neuroimaging techniques, and quantitative EEG analysis during the Wada test. The fellow will participate in trials of investigational drugs and other clinical research (see Clinical Research Studies). In addition, there are opportunities for basic research in the areas of cellular neurophysiology and molecular biology with an emphasis on the development of novel therapeutic approaches.
Faculty: Ealaf AlRabia, MD (Director); Bruce M. Coull, MD; Micah Etter, MD; Travis Dumont, MD
During this one year ACGME accredited vascular neurology fellowship, the fellows receive comprehensive interdisciplinary training in all aspects of clinical care for patients with stroke and related cerebrovascular diseases. The fellowship experience includes training with vascular neurologists, neurointerventionalists, vascular neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, critical care specialists, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, neuroscience nursing, basic science vascular neurology researchers, and emergency medicine physicians. Formal training is provided in order to gain specialized knowledge in the science, pathology, clinical evaluation, diagnosis, and management of adults with stroke and cerebrovascular disease at a level beyond that expected of a general neurologist. In addition, the fellows participate and receive training in the conduct of clinical, epidemiological, and outcomes based stroke research. The primary site for the fellows’ education is the University of Arizona Medical Center University Campus - Banner University Medical Center (BUMCT). BUMCT is the only Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in Southern Arizona. The fellows also attend a weekly outpatient stroke clinic at our brand-new outpatient North Campus facility. Fellows also attend bimonthly Multidisciplinary Stroke Case Conferences. Additional experiences are available in carotid and transcranial Doppler techniques, catheter angiography and interventional procedures, as well as multimodal MRI and CT techniques. Participation in Clinical Research Studies is expected. A second year option with a focus on clinical research is available pending funding.
Faculty: Dev Ashish, Ph.D.
The two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology is based at the Banner University Medicine Department of Neurology North Campus Clinic (BUMN) and the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute – Tucson (BAI). It is a primarily clinical fellowship, although there are opportunities to engage in research activities.
The Neuropsychology Clinic at BUMN Neurology offers comprehensive outpatient neuropsychological services for adults and older adults referred primarily by Neurology and Neurosurgery, with additional referrals from Primary Care, Cardiology, Psychiatry, and Solid Organ Transplant services. Referral questions include possible MCI/dementia, cerebrovascular disease/events, movement disorders, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, cancer, and presurgical evaluations with candidates for surgery for treatment of intractable epilepsy, DBS for Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, and solid organ transplant.
BAI is comprised of the Toole Family Memory Center and the J. Orin Edson Family Lewy Body Center. Direct clinical care activities at BAI include conducting comprehensive outpatient neuropsychological evaluations primarily with older adults referred for differential diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy Body dementia, primary progressive aphasia, frontotemporal dementia, etc., as well as other medical conditions, cerebrovascular disease, and traumatic brain injury. There are also opportunities to participate in cognitive training interventions.
For more information on any of our Fellowships, please contact Regina Goeller, Program Manager, RGoeller@neurology.arizona.edu