Department of Neurology


Dr. Shapiro and residents in the EMG laboratory

EMG Laboratory



Ask any Case Neurology resident about Neuromuscular Medicine and the EMG laboratory at University Hospitals - Cleveland Medical Center, and they will tell you that it is one of the highlights of the program. Residents work closely with technologists, fellows and attendings in the EMG laboratory and Neuromuscular Clinic during their second year of residency training. The EMG laboratory sees over 2500 patients per year and has sites at University Hospitals and four suburban satellite locations.

What makes the rotation so popular is the large EMG attending staff that is dedicated to teaching. As part of the rotation, residents receive a copy of Dr. Katirji's book, Electromyography in Clinical Practice, and a copy of Drs. Preston and Shapiro's book, Electromyography and Neuromuscular Disorders. Similar to the 8-week rotation in the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, residents have a robust schedule during their 8-weeks in Neuromuscular Medicine and EMG, including readings, lectures, interactive teaching sessions with faculty, clinic sessions, and hands-on learning of nerve conduction studies and EMG. Of note, many of our residents elect to pursue additional fellowship training in EMG and Neuromuscular disorders once their residency is completed, a testament to the interest fostered during their exposure during residency.