Electrodiagnostic Medicine & Neuromuscular Disease

  • DURATION OF FELLOWSHIP: One year. A two year program is available with emphasis on advanced techniques and research applications
  • PREREQUISITE: Completed neurology residency, Board eligible
  • STARTING DATE: July 1
  • SALARY LEVEL: PG5 or PG6 Level, based on educational experience

Fellows will divide their time between our Clinical Neuromuscular Section and the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory. The fellowship emphasizes clinical electrodiagnostic medicine and provides training that meets the requirements for membership in the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine(AAEM), the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM) and the Special Qualifications in Clinical Neurophysiology from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Fellows will learn the fundamentals of conventional nerve conduction studies, needle electromyography and autonomic function testing. They will have the opportunity to learn techniques of quantitative electromyography once they have mastered the former. Expertise in the clinical evaluation of patients with a variety of neuromuscular disorders is acquired by participation in the Neuromuscular Disorders Clinics which include the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Myasthenia Gravis and Therapeutic Chemodenervation clinics. Experience in the interpretation of muscle and nerve biopsies is available. Participation in ongoing research programs in both clinical neuromuscular disorders and electromyography is encouraged.

Applications can be made by sending a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation to James F. Howard, Jr., M.D.

CONTACT:James F. Howard, Jr., M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Neurology
170 Manning Dr. CB #7025
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7025

919-966-8168 (Office)
919-966-2922 (FAX)