Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship

This is an ACGME accredited, Clinical Neurophysiology fellowship offering a one year-position. Tracks can be tailored to EMG (electromyography) or combined EMG/EEG tracks.

Graduating fellows who successfully complete the program will be eligible for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with subspecialty qualification in Clinical Neurophysiology and/or the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine certification.


Welcome

Dear Future Clinical Neurophysiologist,

Thank you for your interest in our clinical neurophysiology program.

At McGovern Medical School, we offer a unique clinical neurophysiology fellowship program that consists of an AANEM accredited EMG laboratory  with exposure to many rare neuromuscular disorders and single fiber EMG. Additionally, our neuromuscular program is a nationally designated GBS/CIDP international center of excellence. We have a CAP accredited nerve and muscle pathology laboratory. Training in performing skin biopsy is available on the neuromuscular/EMG rotation. Exposure to performing muscle and nerve biopsy and interpretation of pathology is also available.

In addition, significant exposure and acumen in EEG interpretation is offered. Prior to the EEG portion of the fellowship, fellows receive >100 hours of dedicated didactics and hands-on teaching from nationally renowned epilepsy attendings. There are 2 EEG rotations including a robust long-term monitoring service with complex cases include neuro-ICU. There is routine EEG rotation with exposure to adult and pediatric EEGs. There is also mandatory exposure to Intraoperative monitoring while on the EEG rotation.

Enthusiastic neurologists offer instruction in many elective opportunities including sleep medicine, intraoperative monitoring, botulinum toxin and muscle/nerve biopsy interpretation/performance.

Fellowship training is an exciting time in a neurologist’s career. We believe in an emphasis on education and collegiality with enough exposure to graduate confident, skilled neurophysiologists. Thank you for visiting our site and learning more about our program.

 

Sincerely,

Thy Nguyen, MD
Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program


Clinical Neurophysiology Program Description

Neurophysiology Electromyography Track consists of:

  • Emphasis on performing EMGs daily (outpatient and inpatient) and attending neuromuscular clinics
  • EEG daily reading with evoked potential interpretation (2-3 months)
  • Elective which can consist of sleep medicine, intraoperative monitoring, botulinum toxin, muscle/nerve biopsy performance/interpretation, pediatric EMG/EEG and/or research

Neurophysiology Combined Electromyography/Encephalography Track consists of:

  • Emphasis on performing EMGs daily (outpatient and inpatient) and attending neuromuscular clinics (6 months)
  • Emphasis on performing/interpretation of EEGs daily (5-6 months)
  • Elective which can consist of sleep medicine, intraoperative monitoring, magnetoencephalography (MEG), botulinum toxin, muscle/nerve biopsy performance/interpretation, pediatric EMG/EEG and/or research (0-1 month)

Rotations

  • EMG/Neuromuscular Clinics at Memorial Hermann Hospital/UT Physicians
  • EMG at LBJ Hospital
  • EEG at Memorial Hermann Hospital
  • Long Term EEG Rotation at Memorial Hermann Hospital
  • Sleep Medicine Elective
  • Intraoperative Monitoring Elective and rotation
  • Research Elective
  • Botulinum Toxin Elective
  • Pediatric EMG/EEG
  • MEG elective

Conferences

  • Weekly to biweekly EMG instruction and workshops
  • Biweekly Neuromuscular Case Conference
  • Weekly Multidisciplinary Epilepsy Surgery Conference
  • Comprehensive 100 hour epilepsy didactic and interactive course
  • Bimonthly Neuromuscular Journal Club
  • Bimonthly Neuromuscular Pathology Lectures
  • Neurology Grand Rounds

Fellow Teaching/Scholarly Activity

  • Teaching residents/observers on the neuromuscular or neurophysiology rotations
  • Medical student monthly peripheral nerve and muscle disorder lectures
  • Preparation of interesting case or case series for presentation at a national conference
  • Identification of a clinical neurophysiology related research project with goal of submission for poster, abstract or publication by the end of the year
  • ACGME required quality improvement project

Vacation/Call Schedule/Duty Hours

  • 21 calendar days of vacation are offered per year  (3 weeks)
  • UTHealth Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship program abides by all ACGME requirements regarding duty hours

Application Information

We hope you are interested in learning more about our program. We receive applications and offer interviews during the adult neurology PGY3 or pediatric neurology PGY4 year. Applications received should include the following:

  • Neurophysiology Applicant Checklist Form (available to download)
  • CV
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Please clearly delineate which track you are interested in. (EMG track or combined EMG/EEG track)

Please submit the information listed above to

Mary Clark
Neurophysiology Fellowship Program Coordinator
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
6431 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030
mary.clark@uth.tmc.edu
fax: 713-500-0773

If we can offer any further information or inquiries, please feel free to contact:
Thy Nguyen, MD
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
6431 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030
thy.p.nguyen@uth.tmc.edu
fax: 713-500-0773


Faculty

  • Thy Nguyen, M.D.
    Associate Professor, Department of Neurology — Neuromuscular Program
    Program Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship
    Director, Electromyography Laboratory
  • Suur Biliciler, M.D.
    Associate Professor, Department of Neurology — Neuromuscular Program
    EMG/Neuromuscular
  • Kristin Brown, M.D.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
    Neuromuscular
  • Katherine Harris, M.D.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
    Clinical
  • Jeremy Lankford, M.D.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology and Pediatrics
    Program Co-Director, Pediatric Neurology Fellowship
    EEG/Epilepsy
  • Nuria Lacuey Lecumberri, M.D., PhD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
    Epilepsy
  • Samden Lhatoo, M.D., FRCP (Lon)
    Professor, Department of Neurology
    Executive Vice Chair, Neurology
    Director, Texas Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
  • Pedro Mancias, M.D.
    Professor, Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics
    Assistant Dean of Admissions, McGovern Medical School
    EMG/Neuromuscular Program
  • Shade Moody, M.D.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology and Pediatrics
    Pediatrics – Clinical
  • Kazim Sheikh, M.D.
    Professor, Department of Neurology
    Director, Neuromuscular Program
  • Ai Sumida, M.D.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
    Epilepsy
  • Sudha S. Tallavajhula, M.D.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
    Director, TIRR Memorial Hermann Neurological Sleep Disorders Center
    Sleep Medicine/EEG
  • Melissa Thomas, M.D.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
    Intraoperative Monitoring/EEG/Epilepsy
  • Gretchen Von Allmen, M.D.
    Associate Professor, Department of Neurology and Pediatrics
    Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Program
  • Stephen Thompson, M.D.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
    EEG/Epilepsy
  • Michael Watkins, M.D.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology and Pediatrics
    Epilepsy/MEG