Department of Neurology


Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship

Complex repetitive discharge on needle EMGThe Neuromuscular Center offers post-residency Fellowship training in Neuromuscular Medicine. The ACGME-approved fellowship consists of one year of training in clinical neuromuscular medicine, electrodiagnosis, neuromuscular ultrasound and muscle/nerve pathology. The fellows are actively involved in the care of both outpatient and inpatient neuromuscular patients. The fellow will participate in the General Neuromuscular Clinic, the Muscle Disease Center Clinic (a Multidisciplinary Clinic of adults and children with muscular dystrophies and other neuromuscular diseases), and the ALS program clinic (a multidisciplinary Clinic of patients with ALS and other motor neuron disease). All fellows will be trained in performance and interpretation of electrodiagnostic testing and neuromuscular ultrasound. There is a large EMG laboratory system with the main hospital and four satellite locations with a total of eight examining rooms.  Experience in the autonomic laboratory is available and encouraged. Training in the interpretation of nerve and muscles biopsy is done in conjunction with the Department of Neuropathology.

Frequent didactic lectures will be given. The fellows are encouraged to be involved in a clinical research study. Detailed conferences in neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic medicine are held weekly. Neuromuscular medicine faculty includes: Bashar Katirji (Program Director), Komal Sawlani (Associate Program Director), David Preston, Mark Cohen, Daniel Miller, Barbara Shapiro, Jenice Robinson, Marek Buczek, and Christopher Geiger. The Fellowship is designed to provide sufficient experience to satisfy the requirements of:

1) Added Qualification in Neuromuscular Medicine of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; and

2) American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

The Fellowship is ACGME approved. Two or three positions are offered each year.

Individuals interested in the Fellowship should apply to  Dr. Bashar Katirji between February and April of the preceding year. Decisions will be made by July of the preceding year. Applicants can also contact the fellowship coordinator, Ms. Tarrika Allen ( The Fellowship ordinarily runs according to academic years, July 1 through June 30. Click here to download an application