Fellowships

Clinical Neurophysiology at Rhode Island Hospital

Mission

To provide an excellent education in all aspects of clinical neurophysiology, and to give each trainee a broad experience in clinical neurophysiology and an extensive experience in either electromyography and/or electroencephalography.

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Accreditation status

Full accreditation by the Neurology Residency Review Committee Program number: 1874321015

Length of training

1  year
(2 years may be possible under special circumstances, relating to research and funding availability)

Prerequisites

Successful completion of an ACGME-accredited Neurology, Pediatric Neurology or Psychiatry residency

Training schedule

All training takes place at Rhode Island Hospital
6 to 9 months in pre-selected area of extensive training, either EMG or EEG
3 to 6 months of EMG or EEG

2-3 half days of supervised outpatient experience weekly in epilepsy, neuromuscular disease 4 weeks of vacation

Areas covered

Basic Neurophysiology; Motor Nerve Conduction Study; Sensory Nerve Conduction Study; Somatosensory Evoked Potentials; Brainstem Evoked Potentials; Visual Evoked Potentials; Electromyography; Single Fiber Electromyography; Quantitative Electromyography; Near-neurography; Electroencephalography; Motor and Sensory Reflex Testing; Autonomic Function Testing; Polysomnography; Multiple Sleep Latency Testing; Intraoperative Neurophysiology Monitoring; Closed Circuit TV/EEG; Epilepsy Surgery Studies; Motor Unit Estimation,Botox-guided EMG for dystonia

Conferences

Clinical Neurophysiology conference - Wednesday 10 AM, weekly
Neuropathology (Muscle/Nerve) - Thursday 9 AM, weekly
EpilepsySurgery conference - monthly
EEG conference Friday 12 noon, biweekly

Neurology Grand Rounds - Wednesday 8 am, weekly
Neuroradiology conference Wednesday 12 noon, weekly
Residents conference - noon, daily

To apply, an application form and three letters of recommendation are needed, preferably including one from current Program Director.
Requests for information and applications should be sent to:

Michelle Mellion, MD Program Director Clinical Neurophysiology Residency
Rhode Island Hospital
593 Eddy St, APC 689
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 444-8761
FAX:(401) 444-5929
E-mail: mmellion1@lifespan.org

Faculty


George M. Sachs, MD, PhD
Associate Professor (Clinical) of Neurology
ABPN, ABEM, ABPN in CN
Director, EMG Laboratory

Michelle Mellion, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
ABPN, ABPN in CN
Program Director Clinical Neurophysiology Residency

David E. Mandelbaum, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology
ABPN-Child Neurology, ABPN in CN, ABPN in NDD
Chief, Division of Child Neurology

Andrew S. Blum, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology
ABPN, ABPN in CN
Director of EEG/Epilepsy

Edward Donnelly, MD
Assistant Professor (Clinical) of Neurology
ABPN

Gary D. Johnson, MD
Associate Professor (Clinical) of Neurology
ABPN, ABPN in CN, ABEM

John Gaitanis, MD
Assistant Professor (Clinical) of Neurology
ABPN-Child Neurology, ABPN in CN

Charlene A. Tate, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology
ABPN, ABEN-Clinical EEG

Edward G. Stopa, MD
Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
ABPathology, ABPathology-Neuropathology
Director, Division of Neuropathology