Neurology

Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program
Department of Neurology
MSC10 5620
Health Sciences Center
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Administrative Office
Phone: (505) 272-3342
Fax: (505) 272-6692
HSC-Neurology@salud.unm.edu

Neurophysiology Fellowship Director
Madeleine Grigg-Damberger, MD

Residency Coordinator
Sylvia Henrard
SHenrard@salud.unm.edu

Welcome to the UNM Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program

The University of New Mexico Clinical Neurophysiology Program is an ACGME accredited 1-year fellowship. Upon successful completion of the program, fellows will be eligible for the Added Qualifications Examination in Clinical Neurophysiology.

FellowsThe training emphasis will be on the interpretation of central nervous system neurophysiology, such as EEG, video EEG, evoked potentials, and sleep medicine. Fellows are expected to be proficient in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy at the completion of training. Training is available and required in eletromyography, nerve conduction studies, intraoperative monitoring and polsomnography.

Fellows will gain proficiency in the application in interpretation of clinical neurophysiology through participation in several strong clinical programs. The UNM Comprehensive Epilepsy Program offers state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment protocols for medically refractory epilepsy. Procedures performed include video-EEG, intracranial EEG, vagus nerve stimulator programming, intraoperative EP monitoring for spine and brain surgeries, magneto encephalography (MEG), PET scan and intracarotid sodium amytal (Wada) studies. Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in epilepsy surgery, clinical drug trials, as well as NIG-funded research.

The UNM Neuromuscular Program has bases in both UNM and the VA Medical center. Procedures performed include EMG, NCV, single-fiber EMG, testing for motor and sensory reflexes, and testing for autonomic function. The Program maintains a Muscular Dystrophy Clinic, and is an established ALS Center; the UNM Sleep Disorders Clinic is an active tertiary referral center. The Sleep Laboratory performs overnight polysomnograms, multiple sleep latency tests and actigragraphy on children and adults. Teaching Fellows received daily instruction under direct supervision. Formal didactic sessions include weekly Neurology Grand Rounds, Board-review Hour, Journal Club and Clinical Neurophysiology conference. On a rotating basis, fellows can attend Surgical Neuropathy Conference, clinical Anatomy Lecture series, EEG conference, and Chairman's Rounds. Research Opportunities: The Program boasts a strong and active research program emphasizing strengths in neuroimaging.