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Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

Training Program Director

Komal Sawlani, MD

Training Program Coordinator

Tarrika Allen

Other Staff

Faculty include Program Director Dr. Komal Sawlani, Vice-Chair of the Department of Neurology and Neurology Residency Program Director Dr. David Preston, Dr. Barbara Shapiro, Dr. Patrick Fagan, Neuromuscular Division Chief Dr. Bashar Katirji, Associate Program Director of the Neurology Residency Dr. Christopher Geiger, Autonomic Lab Director Dr. Kamal Chemali, Veterans Affairs Neuromuscular faculty Dr. Robert Adams and Dr. Amani Ramahi, and pathologist Dr. Mark Cohen. We have three neuromuscular secretaries, 2 neuromuscular nurses, and 8 EMG/Autonomic Technologists.

ACGME Accredited
3 Adult Fellowship positions for the 2025-2026 Fellowship Year.
Considering: Neurology & PM&R Candidates

3 Letters of Recommendation requested for applying

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The neuromuscular medicine fellowship is an additional specialized training year 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 seeing patients with neuropathies/plexopathies, myopathies, and neuromuscular junction disorders, the ALS multidisciplinary clinic and Autonomic Clinic. Fellows will graduate with confidence in seeing and managing neuromuscular patients.

All fellows will be trained in performance and interpretation of electrodiagnostic testing and neuromuscular ultrasound in one-to-one attending to fellow sessions. Fellows are directly observed and given guidance. Fellows will graduate with confidence in performing and interpreting electrodiagnostic studies and neuromuscular ultrasound.

In addition, fellows will learn how to perform and interpret autonomic studies, skin biopsies, and single fiber EMG.

Fellows will participate in a diverse and comprehensive curriculum, attending twice weekly didactic/workshop sessions. Didactics include a rotation of journal club, case conference, neuromuscular topics, pathology, and more. Hands-on workshops include learning ultrasound, practicing single fiber, practicing proximal nerve stimulation, and more. Fellows will be able to interpret confidently muscle biopsy on patients with a wide variety of myopathies, motor neuron disorders, and polyneuropathies.

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.

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