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Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
11100 Euclid Ave
Neurological Institute, Bolwell 2700 5th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44106-5098
Training Program Director
Bashar Katirji, MD
Training Program Coordinator
Dr. Komal Sawlani, Assistant Program Director
2 Fellowship positions
for the 2022-2023 Fellowship Year.
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The neuromuscular medicine fellowship is an additional specialized training for physicians who have completed an ACGME-approved residency in Neurology, Pediatric Neurology or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. It involves one year of training in the diagnosis and management of patients with neurological disorders pertinent to neuromuscular medicine including electrodiagnostic studies, neuromuscular ultrasound, and pathological evaluations of nerve and muscle.
The fellows will actively participate in the General Neuromuscular Clinic, the Muscle Clinic and the ALS program clinic (a multidisciplinary clinic of patients with ALS and other motor neuron diseases). All fellows will be trained in performance and interpretation of electrodiagnostic testing and neuromuscular ultrasound.
Following the completion of the training program, the neuromuscular medicine fellow should be proficient in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide spectrum of common and uncommon neuromuscular disorders. In addition, the fellow should be able to: 1. Perform and interpret confidently all common and uncommon sensory and motor nerve conduction studies on patients with a wide variety of neuromuscular diseases including peripheral polyneuropathy, plexopathy and mononeuropathy. 2. Perform and interpret confidently repetitive nerve stimulations on patients with neuromuscular junction disorders including myasthenia gravis and Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome. 3. Perform and interpret confidently needle electromyography on patients with a wide variety of neuromuscular disorders including motor neuron disorders, radiculopathies, neuropathies and myopathies. 4. Perform and interpret confidently neuromuscular ultrasound on patients with a wide variety of neuromuscular diseases including hereditary and acquired peripheral polyneuropathy, mononeuropathy, myopathy and motor neuron disease 5. Interpret confidently muscle biopsy on patients with a wide variety of myopathies, motor neuron disorders, and polyneuropathies.
In addition, the neuromuscular medicine fellow should understand the basic concepts and interpretation of the following procedures, with optional proficiency in performing them: 1. Interpret confidently autonomic studies with a variety of autonomic disorders including orthostatic disorders, syncope, multiple system atrophy and small fiber neuropathy. 2. Interpret confidently single fiber electromyography for patients with neuromuscular junction disorders including myasthenia gravis and Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic syndrome.
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