Epilepsy Surgery Fellowship
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Epilepsy Surgery Fellowship
Nationwide Children’s Hospital offers a one-year Epilepsy Surgery Fellowship for child neurologists who are board-certified or board-eligible in clinical neurophysiology or epilepsy pursuing additional epilepsy surgery training.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital offers a one-year Epilepsy Surgery Fellowship. The overarching goal of the fellowship is to prepare pediatric epileptologists to be proficient in epilepsy surgery. Clinical areas of emphasis will include interpretation of pre-invasive testing for intractable epilepsy, planning intracranial EEG monitoring, interpretation of intracranial EEG, neuromodulation, and counseling patients and families regarding epilepsy surgery and chronic management of patients following epilepsy surgery. Research will be emphasized, with a broad array of clinical and translational opportunities. This is a non-accredited program. Ideal applicants are board-eligible or certified in epilepsy and/or clinical neurophysiology and come highly recommended. Graduates typically will obtain employment at NAEC Level 4 epilepsy centers.
What You Need to Know
Nationwide Children’s Hospital performs over 30 stereoelectroencephalograms (SEEG) per year and over 75 epilepsy surgeries per year, in addition to performing over 120 pre-surgical evaluations per year. The fellow will spend most of the year planning, interpreting and discussing high-density EEG and intracranial EEG testing. Additionally, the fellow will round on inpatients in the post-operative period. Outpatient Clinic one half-day per week will focus on patients with medically intractable epilepsy and neuromodulation management.
The Epilepsy Surgery fellow will attend all multidisciplinary epilepsy management conferences and additional epilepsy surgery conferences for data review and surgical planning. Attendance for one external conference will be funded.
Fellows will attend bi-weekly epilepsy surgery research conferences and collaborate with program faculty regarding ongoing or novel research opportunities.
Salary and Benefits
Our fellows are hospital employees, and as such, they are eligible for the same benefits other full-time staff receive (with the exception of paid time off, which is outlined.) Learn more about fellowship benefits.
Application and Interview Process
This fellowship will accept one fellow per academic year. Applications are received on a rolling basis with a suggested deadline of December of the year prior to the fellow’s anticipated start date. Interested applicants are welcome to reach out past the suggested deadline.
Applicants must be board-certified or board-eligible in neurology with special qualification in child neurology. Applicants must currently be completing a training program or already board-eligible/certified in clinical neurophysiology or epilepsy.
The fellowship is strongly committed to supporting underrepresented members of neurology and epilepsy. We accept international medical graduates.
Applicants should email the program coordinator with the following application materials:
- Curriculum vitae
- Personal statement
- Two letters of recommendation addressed to the program director
The program will reach out with further details regarding the interview process.
Adam Ostendorf, MD
Stephanie Ahrens, DO
Associate Program Director
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