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Pediatric Epilepsy Fellowship

 

The mission of our Pediatric Epilepsy Fellowship Program is to produce the next generation of pediatric epilepsy specialists. This ACGME-accredited, 1-year clinical fellowship provides training in electroencephalography (EEG), video-EEG monitoring, ICU monitoring, advanced medical management and epilepsy surgery. Our graduates have the foundational skills for providing advanced care for children and adolescents with epilepsy, and are equipped with the necessary tools for continuing learning and leadership in our rapidly-moving field. 

We have an active clinical program with a core faculty of six full-time pediatric epileptologists. Our 8-bed Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (PEMU) admits 560 patients per year for diagnostic video-EEG monitoring or pre-surgical evaluation and we have a busy EEG laboratory with 2700 routine EEG studies per year and over 1400 nights of ICU 24-hour video-EEG monitoring. Our Program is certified as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) and offers alternative therapies, including the ketogenic diet, vagal nerve stimulation and investigational drug trials. We have a comprehensive epilepsy surgery program, including capabilities for intracranial monitoring and mapping, stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG), conventional cortical resection, stereotactic thermoablation, and advanced neuromodulation techniques including responsive neurostimulation. We work within a multidisciplinary team with neurology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology, neuropsychology and our research partners.

Our Program is one of the most active in the world for the treatment of Hypothalamic Hamartoma (HH), with over 250 treated patients since 2003.

Our faculty has diverse research interests, including multimodality ICU monitoring, advanced imaging and co-registration, magnetoencephalography (MEG), high-frequency oscillations, traumatic brain injury, ketogenic diet, and new drug development. We have one of the leading clinical and research programs in the world for the use of resting-state functional MRI (rs-fMRI) as applied to epilepsy.

We strive to maintain a collegial and supportive training environment and make an effort to tailor the educational program to the specific interests of the fellow.

Fellowship Conferences

How to Apply

Fellowship Application

Application Guidelines

Please submit your application through email: sgibson1@phoenixchildrens.com

Faculty Members

Angus Wilfong, MD
John F. Kerrigan, MD
Matthew Troester, DO
Randa Jarrar, MD
Korwyn Williams, MD, PhD
Brian Appavu, MD

Contact

Sherry Gibson
Program Administrator
Pediatric Epilepsy Fellowship
Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children's Hospital
1919 E. Thomas Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85016

P: 602-933-0447
F: 602-933-4257
sgibson1@phoenixchildrens.com

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