Fellowships

If one of these fellowships interests you, contact our fellowship coordinator or the fellowship director listed below.  Please include your name, phone, fax, e-mail, or some combination of these.


Stroke

Director: Michael Guido, MD
Fellowship period: 1 year
Requirements: Requirements: Completion of an ACGME-approved neurology residency

Description: Our ACGME-accredited Vascular Neurology program integrates the management of ischemic and hemorrhagic cerebrovascular disease in a busy, Joint Commission and Department of Health designated Comprehensive Stroke Center, with a specialized patient care database application and a dedicated echo planar research MRI for diffusion and perfusion imaging, supplemented with non-invasive neurovascular evaluation. Faculty members are board certified in Vascular Neurology.There are multiple acute care and preventive clinical trials as well as ongoing imaging research projects. The stroke service works closely with neuroradiology, neurosurgery, and internal medicine to implement interventional and neuromedical care services. Collaborative and independent research by the Fellow is strongly encouraged.  This is opportunity to practice cutting edge academic medicine in a beautiful seaside environment.

Contact: Doris Boehle, Fellowship Coordinator
Dept. of Neurology, HSC T12/020, Stony Brook University Hospital
Stony Brook, New York 11794-8121,
Phone (631) 444-7878, FAX (631) 706-4484


Clinical Neurophysiology

Director: Michael Guido, MD
Fellowship Period: 1 year
Requirements: Board Eligible

Description:  A one-year fellowship in clinical Neurophysiology. Training includes EMG, adult, pediatric and neonatal EEGs, ambulatory and video/EEG monitoring, evoked potentials and polysomnography. Stony Brook is a Comprehensive Level 4 Epilepsy Center. We have a inpatient video Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. In addition, there is video EEG monitoring capability throughout the hospital including in the Neuro-Critical Care Unit. We have the ability to monitor over 40 video EEGs at a time. Fellows will participate in Epilepsy surgical evaluations, including interdisciplinary Epilepsy Conference. Fellows also participate in our Epilepsy Support Group for patients and their families. Clinical research opportunities and experience in a comprehensive epilepsy program are available. Board eligibility in Neurology is required. The fellowship is leads to board eligibility for ABCN and ABPN/Clinical Neurophysiology. A combined EEG/EMG 2 year fellowship with expanded research time is also possible. For more information about the Stony Brook Comprehensive Epilepsy Center click here https://neuro.stonybrookmedicine.edu/centers/epilepsy

Contact:  Doris Boehle, Fellowship Coordinator
Dept. of Neurology, HSC T12/020, Stony Brook University Hospital
Stony Brook, New York 11794-8121,
Phone (631) 444-7878, FAX (631) 706-4484


Multiple Sclerosis/Neuroimmunology

Director: Patricia K. Coyle, MD
Fellowship Period: 1-2 years
Requirements: At least one year in an ACGME accredited neurology residency

Description: A one or two-year fellowship in multiple sclerosis is available in the Department of Neurology at Stony Brook University Medical Center. The fellowship offers clinical and research experience in the evaluation and treatment of adults and children with multiple sclerosis and related disorders (e.g. neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder). Fellows will work under the direct supervision of Dr. Coyle, a respected MS expert and distinguished physician selected for Best Doctors in America, America’s Top Doctors, and Top Doctors: New York Metro Area. This program emphasizes the development of clinical and research skills pertaining to multiple sclerosis and neuro-immunology, participation in conducting clinical trials, the opportunity to engage in original research projects, exposure to adult and pediatric patients, and weekly didactic sessions to promote discussion of clinical cases and research. Applicants should have at least one year or more of training in an approved residency in Neurology.

Contact:  Patricia K. Coyle, M.D.
Dept. of Neurology, HSC T12/020, Stony Brook University Hospital
Stony Brook, New York 11794-8121, 
Phone (631) 444-8188, FAX (631) 444-1474.

 


Epilepsy

Director: Louis Manganas, MD, PhD
Associate Director: Benjamin N Blond, MD
Fellowship Period: 1 year
Requirements: Board Eligible in Adult or Child Neurology

Overview:

This is a 1 year ACGME accredited Epilepsy Fellowship. Training includes long term Video-EEG monitoring, intracranial EEG, surgical and medical treatment of epilepsy, and epilepsy comorbidities such as neuropsychiatry. Fellows will gain experience with EEG in all settings (ICU, inpatient, outpatient) and will have experience in both EEG and clinical management of patients of all ages, including adults, children, and neonates. Upon completion of the program fellows will become eligible for the ABPN subspecialty certification in epilepsy.

Training:

The fellowship is based at Stony Brook University Hospital. We are a Comprehensive Level 4 Epilepsy Center with an Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. Our Neuro-Critical Care Unit which opened in 2019 has 10 beds with direct video monitoring as well.  In addition, there is video EEG capability throughout the hospital, allowing us to monitor more than 40 video EEGs at a time. The fellowship includes 9 months of service time where the fellow will read EEGs in ICU, general inpatient, epilepsy monitoring unit, and outpatient settings. Fellows will be directly involved in the management of patients who are undergoing epilepsy monitoring, including patients undergoing surgical work up.  Fellows will attend a weekly outpatient clinic dedicated to epilepsy patients.  The fellowship provides 2 months of elective time to allow for additional rotations in non-core clinical areas, attendance at national conferences relevant to epilepsy, and to provide additional time to foster the general fellowship goals of academic epilepsy practice, including conducting research and teaching residents and medical students.  There are weekly didactics dedicated to Epilepsy fellows, which include lectures, case conferences, journal clubs, and workshops. Interdisciplinary epilepsy conferences covering surgical and other challenging cases are held twice a month.

Advantages of our program:

  • Integrated Adult and Pediatric experience: Our department has closely integrated adult and pediatric epilepsy programs which is reflected in our fellowship program. While this is of course ideal for any applicant who wishes to pursue a career practicing both adult and pediatric epilepsy, this also offers several advantages to those applicants whose future practice will be solely adult or pediatric. For the adult neurologist, increased exposure to pediatric epilepsy syndromes is invaluable for the highest quality care of these patients once they have grown to adulthood. Adult neurologists will also benefit from increased exposure to initial presentation and diagnosis of many epilepsy cases. Pediatric neurologists will benefit from increased exposure to epilepsy surgery cases, which at many centers, including ours, are more common in the adult population. Pediatric neurologists will also benefit from increased exposure to medical comorbidities and drug interactions seen in adult populations and gain additional perspective on the long term course that their pediatric patients will have after reaching adulthood.
  • Breadth of our faculty: With 10 epileptologists, our faculty encompasses multiple providers whose differing training and expertise will help to insure a broad education for our fellows, allowing for appreciation of differing practice patterns and controversies within the field, as well as where data and consensus guide the highest level of epilepsy practice.
  • Comprehensive Epilepsy Center: As noted above, we are a level 4 epilepsy center providing surgical evaluation and treatment for the most complex epilepsy cases. We also have an ICU EEG monitoring program providing timely diagnostics and discussing the management of critically ill patients in coordination with our neurointensivists.

To apply, please send the following information to Benjamin Blond, MD and Doris Boehle (please indicate Citizenship/Visa status).  Application packet should include:

  • Personal statement: 1-2 pages outlining your reasons for applying, career goals, and strengths you will bring to the program.
  • Three letters of reference: please provide names of the references and arrange for the letters of recommendation to be forwarded directly to the epilepsy center director, by mail or email.
  • Your current CV.
  • A passport style photo of yourself.
  • Applicants should be neurology board eligible.

Contact: Doris Boehle, Fellowship Coordinator: Doris.Boehle@stonybrookmedicine.edu
Dept. of Neurology, HSC T12/020, Stony Brook University Hospital
Stony Brook, New York 11794-8121,
Phone (631) 444-7878, FAX (631) 706-4484