The University of Alabama at Birmingham is pleased to announce availability in our Epilepsy Fellowship program for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a one-year ACGME-accredited epilepsy fellowship. Applicants must have completed a residency program in neurology or child neurology accredited in the United States or Canada.

The UAB Epilepsy Center offers clinical, research, and educational services to adults and children with epilepsy. The center was created in 1980 and is now one of the largest and most active epilepsy centers in the country. We are the only adult NAEC Level IV Epilepsy Center in Alabama. Our multidisciplinary team, including over 16 faculty members, cares for more than 3,000 patients each year using state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. This fellowship is a comprehensive training program focusing on detailed assessment of seizure patients, medical management, and pre- and post-surgical management of epilepsy.

Fellows are active members of our team by participating in the care of both inpatients and outpatients. Fellows will gain expertise in presurgical evaluation methods including video-EEG, PET, ictal SPECT, MEG, fMRI, and WADA. We have a high-volume surgical program that provides exposure to stereo and subdural ECOG, functional mapping, Visualase, RNS, and VNS therapy in patients with drug resistant epilepsy. Special opportunities for using neurostimulation and treating women's issues are also available.

UAB works closely with the Children's Hospital of Alabama and has an abundance of opportunities to treat pediatric patients. Fellows are also involved in the care of patients at the Birmingham VA Medical Center and Cooper Green Mercy Hospital.

In addition to clinical rotations, there are numerous opportunities to participate in research with faculty who have different areas of expertise. A second year of fellowship can be arranged for applicants who have a strong interest in research.

Please contact Ashley Thomas, M.D. for more information at aethomas@uabmc.edu