Department of Neurology




The University Hospitals Epilepsy Center, founded by Dr. Hans Lüders and directed by Dr. Samden Lhatoo, is a collaborative team of both adult and pediatric epileptologists employing state-of-the-art technology to diagnose and treat epilepsy. The mission of the UH epilepsy fellowship program is the training of highly skilled academic epileptologists, who at the end of fellowship training will emerge as experts in the management of refractory epilepsy, surgical epilepsy and stereotactic EEG. The fellowship program will give the trainees a solid education in basic clinical neurophysiology, in comprehensive medical management of patients with epilepsy, in selection and evaluation of patients who are candidates for epilepsy surgery, and in basic and/or clinical research tools used in epileptology. The center is NIH funded and a national leader in clinical epilepsy research; there are therefore plenty of opportunities for clinical and translational research. A large number of international visiting epileptologists and research scholars contribute to the academic and work environment.

The Fellowship Program, directed by Dr. Guadalupe Fernandez-Baca Vaca has 5 one-year ACGME-accredited positions in Epilepsy. The fellowship is designed to lead to board certification in Subspecialty Exam in Epilepsy through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) and Clinical Neurophysiology with Added Competency in Epilepsy or Intra-operative Monitoring through the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology (ABCN). Training at both University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital ensures a broad exposure to adult and pediatric epilepsy, tailored according to the candidates’ requirements.

The year begins with an intensive 2 month International Epilepsy and EEG Course. During the subsequent 10 months, fellows gain experience in all aspects of Epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology, including routine and video-EEG monitoring, epilepsy surgery evaluations and intra-operative monitoring. The option for a second year of fellowship is available to selected candidates. Click here to download an application.

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Located in Cleveland’s historic University Circle, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center is a 947-bed academic medical center and tertiary-care hospital and is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America's best hospitals in 13 medical and surgical subspecialties.


Whether you are interested in taking in a Broadway show at Playhouse Square, hearing the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra, exploring a rainforest at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, cheering on on the Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Cavaliers, or Cleveland Indians, buying fresh tomatoes at the West Side Market, drinking a cappuccino in Little Italy, holding up your lighter for music legends at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, partying in the Flats, or sailing off the north coast in Lake Erie - Cleveland is for you.

For more information, please contact:
Tarrika Allen
Academic Education Coordinator
Department of Neurology
Epilepsy Center