Clinical Neurophysiology (CNP) Residency Program (Clinical Fellowship)
The CNP Residency Program is a one-year subspecialty residency with both EMG and EEG tracks that is fully approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). It is open to graduates of neurology residency programs in the U.S. and Canada. Applicants must be eligible for full licensure in the State of Alabama.
This program is designed to provide training in all aspects of clinical neurophysiology, with particular emphasis on advanced techniques in EMG and/or EEG, along with clinical experience in the diagnosis and care of patients with neuromuscular diseases or seizure disorders. We have weekly conferences in these areas, as well as in neuropathology, neuroradiology, pediatric neurology, etc. Participation in one or more research projects, attendance at a national conference in the area of specialization, and responsibility for the supervision of neurology residents as they rotate through our areas are also included.
At the present time our EMG and Evoked Potentials Laboratory performs about 4500 tests annually, including routine and more sophisticated electrophysiological studies. Botox injections for spasmodic torticollis, hemifacial spasm, other dystonias and spasmodic dysphonia are also done in our laboratory. Approximately 600 muscle and nerve biopsies are performed and/or interpreted, and histological and histochemical stainings of muscle and nerve specimens are prepared in our Muscle/Nerve Histopathology Lab each year under the direction of Dr. Oh.
The UAB Epilepsy Center evaluates a similar number of patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings, with training provided in EEG video interpretation, portable EEG recordings, intra-operative EEG’s, and techniques such as insertion of sphenoidal electrodes, intra-operative electrocorticography, WADA testing for cerebral dominance, and cortical stimulation through subdural electrodes. For more information about the EEG/Epilepsy track, please see the Epilepsy Fellowship page at the Epilepsy Center.
To apply, please contact:
Shin J. Oh, M.D.
Professor, Department of Neurology
Director, CNP Residency Program
619 South 19th Street
Birmingham, Alabama 35249