Fellowships and Residency
ACGME Accredited Residency Program in Clinical Neurophysiology
The NYU Clinical Neurophysiology Residency/Fellowship Program at the Hospital for Joint Diseases is a one year post-neurology subspecialty training program devoted to acquiring the clinical and electrodiagnostic skills necessary to evaluate and treat patients with neuromuscular diseases, epilepsy sleep and autonomic disorders. Fellows perform clinical evaluations and electrodiagnostics on inpatients and outpatients under the direct supervision of faculty attending physicians.
The Electromyography (EMG) and Evoked Potentials (EP) rotation includes daily participation in administration of NCV, EMG, somatosensory, visual and auditory EP's, including H, T, and F waves, repetitive stimulation, single fiber EMG, SSR, RR-intervals and quantitative sensory testing. Neurophysiology fellows examine the patient, record data, analyze the results and present findings to the attending physician. After review, they dictate a preliminary report, which is then reviewed by the attending physician and finalized.
The Intraoperative Monitoring (IOM) rotation includes daily participation in the administration of IOM recording for electrocorticography, spinal surgery, and peripheral nerve repairs. The neurophysiology fellows apply the electrodes and record the data under the supervision of the IOM Associate. They perform the preliminary analysis and report the findings to the attending physician.
Movement Disorders in Neurophysiology includes daily participation in tremor, long latency responses and stabilometry assessments for movement disorder patients. Fellows attend pallidotomy surgical procedures and assist in neurophysiological monitoring during the procedures.
The Electroencephalogram (EEG) rotation includes daily participation in analysis and reporting of routine EEG's and ambulatory EEG studies, including application of sphenoidal, subtemporal and cheek electrodes. Fellows assist the neurophysiology attending physician in electrical stimulation for functional mapping in presurgical epilepsy patients. They also review multiple latency sleep studies and polysomnography studies. In addition, they attend a weekly epilepsy clinic and daily Chief's rounds.
Audio Visual EEG Intensive Monitoring (AV EEG) includes active participation in long term AV EEG monitoring in patients with seizures and related disorders. It also includes a review of intracranial chronic subdural and depth electrode recordings. Fellows also attend daily Chief's rounds.
In addition to expanding their experience through the various rotations, the fellows present cases at bi-monthly neuromuscular rounds and monthly neuromuscular journal clubs with attending supervision.
Aleksandar Beric, M.D., D.Sc.