Epilepsy Fellowship - Adult Program
Pradeep Modur, M.D.
Contact: Pamela Jones
We offer a one-year accredited fellowship that is extendable for up to two years. Parkland Health & Hospital System funds the fellowship as a PGY-5 position. Training occurs at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Zale Lipshy University Hospital, and Children's Medical Center.
The fellowship is for neurologists interested in an academic or clinic practice career in epileptology and CNS neurophysiology. After completing the fellowship, the physician will meet training requirements to be board eligible for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Added Qualifications in Clinical Neurophysiology and for the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology exam.
The fellowship provides hands-on experience and intensive individual training by faculty in the following procedures and clinical activities:
- Clinical epilepsy in an inpatient unit
- Pharmacology of antiepileptic drugs
- Investigational antiepileptic drug research
- Outpatient subspecialty epilepsy clinic for 4 hours per week
- Presurgical evaluation and surgical treatment of epilepsy
- Use of the vagus nerve stimulator
- Basic electronics and neurophysiology
- Scalp electroencephalography in over 3000 adult and pediatric patients per year
- Video EEG monitoring in an epilepsy monitoring unit evaluating over 400 patients/yr
- Invasive electroencephalography with depth and subdural electrodes
- Wada testing
- Extraoperative cortical mapping
- Intraoperative EEG
- Intraoperative electrocorticography and cortical mapping in awake or anesthetized patients
- Routine and intraoperative evoked potentials
- Neonatal and pediatric EEG and evoked potentials
- Polysomnography, multiple sleep latency test and clinical evaluation of sleep disorders
- Epilepsy and neurophysiology research opportunities
There is also a weekly lecture series on clinical neurophysiology topics that covers both peripheral and central neurophysiology. The neuromuscular disorders faculty participate in this lecture series. Fellows can get brief exposure to the EMG/Neuromuscular service if desired.