Director: James Russell, M.D
The University of Maryland in Baltimore offers a competitive one-year, ACGME-approved Fellowship. The Fellowship has an emphasis on EMG and neuromuscular disease. Fellows are trained in clinical neuromuscular disorders, nerve and muscle biopsy evaluation, and neuromuscular electrophysiology under the supervision of the neuromuscular specialists within the Neuromuscular Division. They are required to attend daily neuromuscular and EMG clinics and participate in biweekly clinical neuromuscular, electrophysiology, and peripheral pathology conferences.
Fellows rotate though the following clinics: Pediatric Neuromuscular, Maryland Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Maryland Myasthenia Gravis, Muscular Dystrophy and Maryland Peripheral Neuropathy. Fellows are expected to initiate and finish a clinical research project or review during their fellowship. Fellows also participate in the weekly EEG conferences and rotate through other areas of clinical neurophysiology, including EEG and evoked potentials. They can choose an elective time in several subspecialty areas including autonomic studies, pain management, rehabilitation medicine, neuromuscular clinical trials, polysomnography, and intraoperative monitoring.
By the end of the training year, fellows will meet the requirements of the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and the subspecialty board of Neurology with Added Qualification in Clinical Neurophysiology. Additional years of clinical or basic research training may be available depending on the candidate.
Successful completion of a neurology residency in the United States is a prerequisite for enrollment in the fellowship. Two fellows are accepted for a July 1 start date each year. Applicants should send a CV and 3 letters of recommendation to:
The Neuromuscular Fellowship Program
Department of Neurology
110 South Paca Street, 3rd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201-1642