Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship

The Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship at Sparrow Health System/Michigan State University is a one year, ACGME-accredited training program which focuses on EMG, neuromuscular diseases, EEG, Epilepsy Monitoring and management. Experience in Evoked Potentials and Sleep Study interpretations will also be gained. Applicants must have completed or be expected to complete an ACGME approved Adult Neurology Residency program.

The fellowship is designed to enhance the technical skills and clinical application of electrodiagnostic testing. The fellow will work closely with the Neuromuscular and Epilepsy Services. Under the guidance of our faculty, the fellow will become proficient in the performance and interpretation of nerve conduction studies, electromyography, electroencephalography, long-term video/EEG monitoring, and evoked potentials. The fellow will participate in outpatient Epilepsy and Neuromuscular Specialty Clinics. The curriculum offers exposure to sleep disorders, intra-operative monitoring, and nerve and muscle pathology.

Fellows are expected to develop an independent clinical research project in the field of clinical neurophysiology. Didactics include weekly conferences in clinical neurophysiology along with monthly muscle conferences.

After completion of the fellowship, the physician will be eligible to take the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Board Certification Examination for added qualifications in Clinical Neurophysiology and initial certification in Epilepsy. Our graduates are prepared for positions in either private practice or academic medicine.

Please note that Sparrow has established that all new hires must be nicotine free. You will be required to sign a waiver stating that you are nicotine-free prior to being scheduled for an interview. You will not be hired if any nicotine or nicotine metabolites are in your system regardless of the source. Electronic cigarettes, nicotine gum, nicotine patches, etc., will result in positive test results.Dr. Tyson Burghardt and Dr. Mounzer Kassab

Program Director: Tyson Burghardt, MD

Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Application (.pdf)

For more information please contact:

Anita Parkhurst
Department of Neurology and Ophthalmology
Michigan State University
788 Service Road, Suite B-401
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 432-9277
Fax: (517) 432-9414
Anita.Parkhurst@ht.msu.edu

 

 

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