Saint Louis University's Department of Neurology offers multiple fellowships that offer fellows an opportunity to gain in-depth training in fields that include neurophysiology, sleep medicine and neurointerventional training.
Saint Louis University School of Medicine offers a one-year ACGME-accredited Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship. Fellows are trained predominantly at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital and participate in eight months of clinical neuromuscular/neurophysiology, three months in epilepsy and one month in sleep.
Fellows are eligible for the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology (ACNS) and obtain certification in added qualification in neurophysiology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN).
Interviews for the clinical neurophysiology positions are conducted in February the year prior to start of the fellowship. Indicate in your application if you are interested in a different track.
For more information, contact Ghazala Hayat, M.D., director of the Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kathy Nesser, clinical neurophysiology coordinator, at email@example.com.
SLU offers an ACGME-accredited vascular neurology fellowship that can be combined with training in neurointervention/interventional neurology. We also offer a stand alone two-year neurointerventional fellowship.
We accept applications for the vascular neurology fellowship through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and participate in the Vascular Neurology Fellowship Match Program through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).
We are excited to see the burgeoning interest in neurovascular disease and neurointervention among the next generation of neuroscience physicians. With the adoption of aneurysm coiling and mechanical thrombectomy as standard of care treatments, it is a time of growth in the field.
We are proud of our long tradition of aggressive, procedurally oriented stroke care. SLU's Souers Stroke Institute was founded in 1991 and its first director, Camilo Gomez, M.D., is often credited with founding interventional neurology as a subspecialty while also being an early practitioner of neurocritical care.
Randall Edgell, M.D., was the first fellowship-trained interventional neurologist in the St. Louis region and founded SLU's neurointerventional fellowship program in 2009. Regardless of which track you pursue, SLU's fellowship training will equip you for the future of neurovascular care.
We offer up to three ACGME-accredited positions per year with a variety of options for additional training:
The requirements for the vascular neurology fellowship includes prior completion of a neurology residency. The requirements for the neurointerventional fellowship are different depending on your specialty:
If you feel you meet these requirements, complete the Vascular and Neurointerventional Fellowship Application Form. Then send the following application materials to Program Coordinator Wiwik Sudiar at Monteleone Hall, 1438 South Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63104 or by email.
For more information, contact Program Coordinator Wiwik Sudiar at 314-577-6161 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SLU offers a one-year ACGME-approved sleep medicine fellowship. We accept applicants who have already completed an accredited residency in pediatrics, family medicine, internal medicine, neurology, psychiatry, otolaryngology or anesthesia.
For more information, contact Raman Malhotra, M.D., program director, at email@example.com.
In order to apply, we require:
Our fellowship provides training in both adult and pediatric sleep medicine. Our strong focus on both adult and pediatric sleep medicine distinguishes us from many other sleep medicine programs. Our fellows graduate with the knowledge to excel in the clinical care of patients of all ages with sleep disorders.
The fellowship also emphasizes education from our multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurse practitioners, psychologists, sleep technicians, dentists and basic science researchers. Our program includes sleep medicine fellowship-trained and board certified faculty from the disciplines of adult and pediatric pulmonology, neurology, endocrinology and pediatrics.
Our fellows rotate through clinics and interpret sleep studies at both the SLUCare Sleep Disorders Center and the Pediatric Sleep and Research Center at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center.
Training will also include specialty clinics such as the CPAP Adherence Clinic, Multidisciplinary Alternatives to CPAP Clinic, Parasomnia Clinic and Multidisciplinary Cleft Palate Clinic. Fellows gain experience in reading in-lab polysomnography, home sleep apnea testing, multiple sleep latency tests, 16 channel EEG studies, end-tidal CO2 monitoring, infant and inpatient pediatric studies, and actigraphy.
Didactic conferences are provided in the forms of Sleep Medicine Clinical Conference, Sleep Medicine Core Curriculum Conference, Sleep Medicine Journal Club and a Sleep Medicine Research Conference which take place several times a week.
Fellows also have the opportunity to enroll in the Science of Sleep Course which is directed and taught by basic science researchers and faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Psychology. This course is taken by graduate students on the north campus and allows the fellow to learn about the basic fundamentals of sleep from a basic science and research perspective.
Fellows have the opportunity to teach other rotators and medical students while they participate in the sleep medicine elective, as well as to present and help coordinate conferences. They are also required to present a poster at the annual SLEEP meeting or regional conference.
A typical schedule for our fellow includes five half-days of clinic (including a continuity clinic) and four half-days of one-on-one sleep study reading time with a supervising faculty member. This time is split between adult and pediatric sleep medicine. The rest of the time is allotted for research or educational activities. Fellows receive an allowance of $1,300 for educational materials or continuing medical education fees.
Our faculty members are very active in the field of sleep medicine locally and nationally, including serving on key committees and as course chairs for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and American Thoracic Society. They frequently present at many regional and national meetings, in addition to authoring numerous publications in sleep medicine textbooks and journals.