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Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology Program

Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology International Research Fellowship

- Level 4 Epilepsy Center serving the state of South Carolina, as well as eastern Georgia and parts of North Carolina and Tennessee.

-750 bed hospital

-8 bed adult Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) admitting 20 patients per month

-4 bed pediatric EMU admitting 12-14 patients per month

-Daily routine EEGs.

-All fellowship activities in one hospital

-Remote access to EEG, patient records and imaging studies

-High adult and pediatric epilepsy surgical volume

-Cortical functional mapping

-Close relationships with Neuroradiology

-Clinical trial experience

-Weekly Refractory Epilepsy Committee comprised of epileptologists, neurosurgeon, radiologists, nuclear medicine specialists, neuropsychologists, speech therapists, social workers and other staff.

-Ketogenic and Modifies Atkins Diet for Epilepsy program

-30-40 WADA procedures per year.

-AmericanBoard of Clinical Neurophysiology (ABCN) certified attendings, including active members in the ACNS.

-Weekly lectures by neurophysiology attendings

-State –of-the-art Neuroimaging including 3T MRI, functional MRI, PET, ictal and interictal SPECT.

- Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring

-2 to 4 scholars per year

- Charleston (top vacation destination in the US in 2011 and 3rd in the world!)

International Research Fellowship Application Requirements

  • 6 months or 1 year (preferable) tracks
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Two to Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement describing your background, clinical & research interests, and career plans
  • Good to excellent English proficiency (please submit if you have any ESL certificates, like TOEFL)
  • Evidence of funding support for the fellowship
  • A skype interview will be conducted to assess the candidate's English language proficiency


Adult Epilepsy

Ekrem Kutluay, M.D. - Director of the Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology International Research Fellowship Program
Jonathan C. Edwards, M.D. - Director of the MUSC Comprehensive Epilepsy Center


Pediatric Epilepsy

Samir Karia, MBBS
David J. Walsh, M.D.

Fellowship Didactic Lecture Schedule

Fellowship specificIntro to MUSC - goals of fellowship, schedule, deadlines, key phone numbers, survival guideBonilha, Current Fellows
Basic EEG InterpretationAnatomy and Physiology of EEGsEdwards
Basic EEG InterpretationCellular basis, cortical generatorsEdwards
Basic EEG InterpretationEngineering of EEGKutluay
Basic EEG InterpretationNormal findings and ArtifactsKutluay
Basic EEG InterpretationAbnormal non-ictal findings, incl encephalopathy and brain deathKaria
Basic EEG InterpretationInterictal Epileptiform patternsKaria
Basic EEG InterpretationSeizure classification and EEG patternsPritchard
Basic EEG InterpretationNeonatal EEG: montage/ biomonitoring, interpretationWalsh
Basic EEG InterpretationStatus Epilepticus: EEG interpretations and treatmentPritchard, Kutluay
EEG in PracticeHow to put an EEG on a person's head and get a good recordingEEG techs
EEG in PracticeTechnical standards, safety, environmental issuesKutluay, EEG Techs
EEG in PracticeElectroclinical Epilepsy Diagnoses/ SyndromesWannamaker
EEG in PracticeICU monitoringSchmitt
EEG in PracticeInpatient Monitoring, SafetyPritchard
EEG in PracticeActivation techniquesKaria
EEG in PracticeNon-Epileptic Events: Diagnosis and managementHalford
EEG in PracticeBilling, coding, accreditation for running a labWalsh or Edwards, Kornegay
Advanced EEG interpretationIntracranial EEG: Pre-surgical planning, the fellow's job in the ORBonilha
Advanced EEG interpretationIntracranial EEG: safety, electrode placement, intra-operative ecogVandergrift, EEGer to support
Advanced EEG interpretationIntracranial EEG: interpretationBonilha
Advanced EEG interpretationSpike Sorting and Automated detection: methods and practiceHalford
Advanced EEG interpretationQuantitative EEG, including frequencies beyond Berger BandsHalford


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For more information contact Ekrem Kutluay, M.D. (

Ekrem Kutluay, M.D.
Associate Professor
Director, International Scholarship Program
Director, Intraoperative Monitoring Program
Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Medical University of South Carolina
96 Jonathan Lucas Street, CSB 301
Charleston, SC 29425
Phone: 843-792-5044



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