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Epilepsy Fellowship

NYU Langone’s Division of Epilepsy offers an American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)–accredited, one-year fellowship in epilepsy, with an emphasis on electroencephalography (EEG) and the clinical evaluation and management of epilepsy. Additionally, we offer a second year non-ACGME- accredited fellowship in epilepsy research. After successful completion of the one year ACGME epilepsy fellowship, fellows are eligible for subspecialty certification in epilepsy through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

There are 2 positions for the one-year ACGME-accredited Epilepsy Fellowship, and 2 Epilepsy/Research track Fellowship positions. The Epilepsy/Research Track is a 2-year program composed of a one-year ACGME-accredited Epilepsy Fellowship followed by a second year non-ACGME-accredited Epilepsy Research Fellowship.

All fellows will have one month of vacation time and are encouraged to attend one national conference per year.

NYU’s fellowship programs promote expertise and exposure to the following:

  • Long term EEG monitoring in adult patients on the adult epilepsy monitoring unit
  • Long term EEG monitoring in pediatric patients on the pediatric epilepsy monitoring unit
  • Long term EEG monitoring in the critically ill
  • Presurgical and surgical evaluation with intracranial EEG
  • Surgical procedures such as intraoperative electrocorticography, cortical stimulation mapping, and intracarotid sodium amobarbital procedures
  • Outpatient continuity clinic
  • Diverse research opportunities and superb academic mentorship
  • Education with comprehensive and robust didactic lecture series

Epilepsy Research Fellowship

This is a one-year non-ACGME accredited research fellowship in epilepsy that may be pursued after completing a one-year ACGME-accredited epilepsy fellowship. The fellowship includes 6 months of clinical time and 6 months of protected research time. Dedicated research time is spent on an academic project of your choice under the supervision of your research mentor. Extramural research funding is not required.

How to Apply

For positions in the NYU Epilepsy Fellowship Program for the 2025-2026 academic year, we will be participating in the Epilepsy match sponsored by the American Epilepsy Society through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). The application process will be conducted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).

Candidates must submit all application material through ERAS. The application, interview, and match deadlines can be found on the following resources:

Contact Us

For more information about our fellowship programs, please contact:

Dr. Patricia Dugan, Epilepsy Fellowship Program Director,

Dr. Pue Farooque, second year Epilepsy Research Fellowship Program Director,

For application information or questions, please contact Kimberly Kaloroumakis, Fellowship Program Coordinator, Kimberly.Kaloroumakis@NYULangone.org or 929-455-5927.

NYU Langone Comprehensive Epilepsy Center (CEC)

NYU Langone’s CEC is a Level 4 Epilepsy Center and is among the largest epilepsy programs in the United States. In addition to adult and pediatric inpatient video EEG monitoring units, an epilepsy consult service, and outpatient clinics. Some of the most complex epilepsy patients from across the United States, and internationally, are cared for at NYU Langone’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center (CEC), leading to a rich clinical experience for our fellows. Our epilepsy surgical program is one of the most robust in the country and involves regular multidisciplinary collaboration with neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, neuroradiologists, and neuroscientists.

Given this, fellows gain wide-ranging experience in various clinical settings and long-term video EEG interpretation on both adult and pediatric services, acquiring the technical and clinical skills needed to practice as independent epileptologists. Fellows participate in the presurgical and surgical evaluation of patients becoming adept at intracranial configuration and interpretation, also having extensive exposure to intraoperative electrocorticography, cortical mapping procedures, intracranial EEG interpretation, and intracarotid sodium amobarbital procedures (Wada tests).

Epilepsy Research at the CEC

Research at the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center is vast. The NYU CEC faculty are renowned leaders in the varied fields of clinical research in epilepsy and work on diverse projects ranging from new drug development, rare genetic epilepsies, sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), shared molecular pathways between neurodegenerative disease and epilepsy, neuroinflammation and autoimmune-related etiologies of epilepsy, autism and epilepsy, neurostimulation, epilepsy surgery, memory processing and disruption in epilepsy, and many others.

Fellows gain critical research experience as well as the skills to become outstanding educators. Fellows receive academic and career mentorship throughout the academic year and beyond. We adhere to the nationally recognized Patient Oriented Research Curriculum to educate trainees on the principles of clinical and basic research and to create a foundation for understanding neurological investigation.

Epilepsy Fellowship Experience

Epilepsy fellows complete various rotations at NYU Langone’s, Tisch Hospital, and Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital—34th Street.

The NYU Kimmel Pavilion has 20 hardwired beds on the adult acute neurology floor 6 in the adult neuroscience ICU, 12 on the pediatric floor, and 6 in the pediatric ICU. In addition, portable EEG units may be deployed throughout the hospital for bedside EEG monitoring. We have one of the most active epilepsy surgery programs in the United States, performing over 100 epilepsy surgical procedures, including ROSA SEEG, neurostimulation device implantation, and surgical resection and laser ablation, each year.

Fellows rotate through several core services and gain extensive clinical experience with both adult and pediatric video EEG monitoring, intracranial EEG monitoring, and epilepsy consults in the intensive care unit (ICU) as well as non-ICU settings.

Inpatient Rotations

Adult EMU (KP17)

On the adult epilepsy monitoring unit rotation, fellows encounter a variety of patient conditions on the adult inpatient service, including temporal lobe epilepsy, frontal lobe and other extratemporal epilepsies, multifocal epilepsy, primary generalized epilepsy and symptomatic generalized epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, and focal status epilepticus. Indications for admission include but are not limited to disease characterization, the presurgical evaluation, and the acute management of seizure exacerbation.

On the epilepsy monitoring unit, fellows also observe and learn from lesional epilepsy cases involving brain tumors, stroke, malformations of cortical development, as well as central nervous system inflammatory/autoimmune diseases such as lupus encephalitis and NMDA-receptor antibody encephalitis. Fellows will also encounter psychogenic nonepileptic attacks or other conditions (with psychiatric or organic origins) that have been mistaken for refractory epilepsy.

Pediatric EMU (KP8)

Fellows also gain extensive experience in pediatric EEG interpretation and management of pediatric epilepsy when rotating on the pediatric epilepsy monitoring unit. Frequently seen conditions include temporal and extratemporal neocortical epilepsies, infantile spasms, metabolic and neurodegenerative diseases, tuberous sclerosis complex, malformations of cortical development, hemimegalencephaly, absence seizures, benign rolandic seizures, status epilepticus, and nonepileptic etiologies. Fellows also interpret long term EEGs performed in the neonatal and pediatric ICUs.

EEG Consults

On the consult service, fellows encounter a range of clinical scenarios from providing guidance on antiseizure medication management, directing evaluation for new onset seizures or encephalopathy, and participating in the management of acutely ill epilepsy patients in the medical, cardiac, surgical, and neurosurgical ICUs. During this rotation fellows will learn the ACNS Critical Care EEG Nomenclature along with management of acute symptomatic seizures.

Epilepsy Surgery

On the epilepsy surgery service, fellows gain proficiency in the interpretation of intracranial electrode recordings and intraoperative electrocorticography, and perform intraoperative and bedside cortical stimulation mapping procedures and intracarotid amobarbital (Wada) tests. Fellows work closely with our neurosurgery and neuropsychology teams and gain experience with neurostimulation device programming. Fellows also lead the weekly multidisciplinary surgical conference and learn to direct the comprehensive presurgical and surgical evaluation of patients with drug resistant epilepsy.


During elective months, fellows are encouraged to pursue individual research interests or gain additional experience in neurostimulation, sleep medicine, neurogenetics, cognitive neuroscience, intraoperative and extraoperative procedures, neurocritical care, clinical research, and other areas of epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology.

Epilepsy Fellows Outpatient Continuity Clinic

All epilepsy fellows will rotate through their assigned continuity epilepsy clinic, which is fully integrated into the NYU CEC outpatient faculty clinic. Here, fellows develop clinical management skills by seeing their cohort of patients with vast epilepsy related conditions throughout the year, under the supervision of a variety of faculty members.

Conferences and Didactics for Fellows

Fellows have protected time to attend regularly scheduled weekly conferences that make up the epilepsy fellowship curriculum. Topics are carefully curated based on clinical and academic relevance, and reflect advancements in medical and surgical management. Topics that cover radiographic, neurogenetic, neuropsychological, neurosurgical, and neuropsychiatric evaluation as part of seizure and epilepsy evaluation are covered and are delivered by expert faculty.

Epilepsy fellows lead the comprehensive presentation and discussion in weekly multidisciplinary surgical conference, where patients’ candidacy for epilepsy surgery is deliberated. Participants include epileptologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, and nursing staff.

In addition to weekly Adult and Child Neurology Grand Rounds, the CEC holds weekly conferences in either a journal club format, or special lectures given by CEC faculty, other highly-regarded expert epileptologists and neuroscientists, and research collaborators. Epilepsy fellows have the opportunity to lead one journal club each year. At the end of the academic year, fellows are also invited to present their completed research projects.

Commitment to Diversity

NYU Langone’s Epilepsy Fellowship Program is committed to supporting underrepresented members of the field of neurology and providing the foundation for future leadership in this subspecialty. Our program also strives to respond to the diversity of our patient population, enhance the delivery of culturally competent care, and supports efforts to diversify the clinical neurophysiology profession.

As part of our effort to meet these goals, the Epilepsy Fellowship program is committed to identifying and training qualified members of underrepresented groups who are interested in the field of epilepsy. We look forward to reviewing all applications.