Clinical Neurophysiology & Neuromuscular Diseases
The Neuromuscular Division at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center offers two fellowships related to Neuromuscular disease and EMG.
One fellowship is a one-year, ACGME-approved fellowship in clinical neurophysiology with a focus on electromyography. Fellows spend the bulk of their time learning electromyography with close attending supervision and teaching in addition to rotation to other areas of clinical neurophysiology, including EEG, autonomic disorders, and sleep. Patient care is a critical part of the fellowship and fellows spend approximately two half-days participating in our clinic where they will have the opportunity to diagnose and manage patients with a variety of neuromuscular disorders, ranging from peripheral neuropathy to myopathy to motor neuron disease. Opportunities for research are also available and participation in a project during the year is strongly encouraged. Fellows will also take part in the weekly neuromuscular and clinical neurophysiology teaching conferences and there are ample opportunities to interact and teach residents in the general neurology residency as they rotate through the EMG laboratory and the neuromuscular clinic. We pride ourselves on having a very collegial relationship with our fellows and view them as partners during their stay in our division. Fellows who successfully complete this fellowship are eligible for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Subspecialty qualification in Clinical Neurophysiology. Contact. Dr. Raynor for more information.
In addition, we now offer a one-year, ACGME-approved fellowship in Neuromuscular Medicine. In this fellowship, there is a focus on learning electrodiagnostic studies including EMGs, as well as the evaluation and management of Neuromuscular disorders, primarily in the outpatient setting but also through inpatient Neuromuscular consultations. In addition, there are opportunities to learn skin biopsy procedures for intraepidermal nerve fiber quantitative analysis and also to observe muscle and nerve biopsies. The fellows spend time in the pediatric Neuromuscular/MDA clinic at Childrens Hospital Boston (CHB) as well as having opportunity to rotate through Pediatric EMG Laboratory at CHB. Muscle biopsy conference is a multi-center conference occurring at CHB monthly. As for the Clinical Neurophysiology fellows, there is a weekly Neuromuscular conference and participation in multidisciplinary Motor Neuron Disorders clinic. Clinical and translational research projects are strongly encouraged. Fellows who successfully complete this fellowship are eligible for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Subspecialty qualification in Neuromuscular Medicine. Contact Dr. Tarulli for more information.