Epilepsy Fellowship

The Epilepsy Fellowship at Sparrow Health System/Michigan State University is a one year, ACGME-accredited training programwhich focuses on diagnostic evaluation and treatment of patients with epileptic seizures or with symptoms and signs whose differential diagnosis includes epileptic seizures.

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.  Under the guidance of our faculty and those of partnering institutions, the fellow will become proficient in the performance and interpretation of electroencephalography, critical-care vEEG monitoring, electrocorticography, and comprehensive evaluation for epilepsy surgery.

Our program is especially strong in phase 1 vEEG monitoring, which we perform in adults and children.

Fellows are encouraged to develop an independent clinical research project in the field of epilepsy or electroneurophysiology. There are weekly didactic sessions incorporating patient cases and formal topic discussions.

After completion of the fellowship, the physician will be eligible to take the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Examination for Added Certification in the Subspecialty of Epilepsy. Our graduates are prepared according to their preference for positions in either private practice or academic medicine.

Sparrow Hospital

CNP and Epilepsy Faculty













Program Director: Tyson Burghardt, MD

Applications are accepted through ERAS. 

For more details 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 



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