Department of Neurology

Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program

The clinical neurophysiology fellowship program at the University of Washington is a one-year, ACGME-accredited fellowship designed to develop clinical proficiency in clinical neurophysiology.

Program Details

In this fellowship, fellows elect to focus on one of two tracks: EEG or Neuromuscle Disease. The goal of this program is to 1) acquire clinical proficiency in the medical and surgical aspects of epilepsy, interpretation of EEGs, LTM, and EPs (EEG track), or EMG/NCS and neuromuscle disease (Neuromuscle track). Secondary goals are to gain familiarity with the subspecialty not selected for focus, Sleep Medicine, and Intraoperative Monitoring. Exposure to research in clinical neurophysiology is supported and encouraged. For fellows in the EEG/Epilepsy track, this fellowship will provide a solid foundation for entry into an Epilepsy Fellowship.

The adult EEG track provides for 10 months of hands-on, inpatient clinical exposure to routine and extended EEGs, ICU LTM, EP, and phase I presurgical evaluations under one-on-one supervision and guidance from attending physicians. 9 of the 10 months will be spent in adult EEG at the University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center. One month will be spent studying pediatric EEG at Seattle Children’s Hospital. The remaining two months of the year will be spent on a secondary focus: intraoperative neuromonitoring or neuromuscle disease. Outpatient subspecialty exposure will be acquired through a year-long, half-day continuity clinic in Epilepsy. Didactics include an intense introductory lecture series in the first two month, followed by weekly teaching and work conferences.

The pediatric EEG track is similar to the adult EEG track, but with 9 months of pediatric neurophysiology at Seattle Children’s Hospital and one month of adult EEG/EP at the University of Washington Medical Center. Fellows will also hold a year-long, half-day continuity Epilepsy clinic. The remaining two months will be spent on a secondary interest of choice: intraoperative neuromonitoring or neuromuscle disease at the University of Washington. Didactic schedule parallels the adult EEG track.

The neuromuscle track provides for 10 months of rotations concentrating on EMG/NCS and the management of neuromuscle disease at the University of Washington Medical Center and Seattle Childrens’ Hospital. For the remaining two months, fellows will rotate through adult EEG/EP at the University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center. Fellows will also attend the introductory didactic lectures in the first months, followed by EEG/EMG/pathology teaching and work conferences. A weekly half-day continuity clinic under the direct supervision of an attending physician to gain longitudinal exposure to outpatient neuromuscle disease will also be required.

These tracks have some flexibility and schedules can be tailored somewhat to the interests of the individual fellow.

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The Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship should be considered complementary to the ACGME Epilepsy Fellowship also offered at the University of Washington. For this reason, we encourage a candidate to consider a 2-year option of consecutive fellowships in both Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy. Other standard Fellowship requirements are completion of an ACGME accredited neurology or child neurology residency by start date of the fellowship, and permanent residency or citizenship status in the United States. Canadian citizens enrolled in equivalent accredited Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Neurology or Child Neurology residency programs are also eligible.

We will not be recruiting for Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship for the academic year 2024-2025.

How to Apply

We participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Applications are submitted through Electronic Residency Application Services (ERAS) December cycle.

Application requirements include:

  1. Application Form
  2. Personal Statement
  3. CV
  4. 3 letters of reference


  • November – Application due
  • December – Interview begins
  • Early May – Match list due
  • May – Match result announced

Contact Information

Andrea Cheng-Hakimian, M.D.
Director of Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program

Program Administration