Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology Program
Barrow offers two-year Epilepsy Fellowship positions. The first year is ACGME approved in Clinical Neurophysiology. We are seeking two adult neurologists who wish to prepare for a career in academic epileptology. Candidates must be willing to make a two year commitment to training in adult clinical epilepsy and clinical or laboratory epilepsy research. Clinical training includes exposure to:
- A full range of pharmacological and surgical management strategies in a busy epilepsy clinic and 10-bed adult monitoring unit. There are also five ICU beds equipped for video-EEG monitoring.
- Supervised interpretation of a large number of EEG in a very active clinical neurophysiology laboratory.
- Supervised interpretation of CCTV/EEG recordings of seizures in adolescents and adults being evaluated for diagnostic purposes and/or for possible surgical treatment of intractable epilepsy.
Research training begins in the second year and may continue through at least one additional year, depending on the fellow’s interests, abilities and success at obtaining further support. Specific areas of research interest within the Barrow Epilepsy Program currently include:
- Clinical and experimental aspects of status epilepticus
- Clinical trials of antiepileptic drugs for control of epileptic seizures
- Surgical treatment and neurobiology of hypothalamic hamartomas
- Genetics and neurogenomics of epilepsy susceptibility
- Closed loop feedback control of experimental seizures using seizure prediction algorithms
- VNS stimulation paradigms in experimental epilepsy in the rat
- Neurobiology of febrile seizures
- Mechanisms of and strategies for prevention of epileptogenesis
- Prediction of epileptogenesis after traumatic brain injury
- Mechanisms of the ketogenic diet
- The role of nicotinic receptors in Alzheimer’s Disease-related epilepsy
- Single neuron recording in human brain using microwire electrodes .
For candidates interested in the Adult EEG and Epilepsy Pathway, please contact:
David M. Treiman, MD
Chief, Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program
Barrow Neurological Institute
St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
About the Barrow Epilepsy Center
The Epilepsy Center at Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's in Phoenix, Arizona is dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of epilepsy and disorders that cause symptoms similar to epilepsy. The center provides diagnostic testing, treatment of epilepsy through medical management and surgery, counseling and stress reduction programs for adults with epilepsy and referrals to community resources.
Barrow has two epilepsy monitoring units (EMU), a 10-bed unit utilizing state-of-the-art infrastructure. The Barrow Neurological Institute and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center offers residency programs in neurology, neurosurgery, internal medicine, and pediatrics. Support services from Neuroradiology, Neurosurgery, and Neuropsychology are superb.