Pediatric Epilepsy

One position is available each year for a 1-year Accreditation Council for graduate Medical Education (ACGME) – accredited Pediatric Epilepsy Fellowship.  Preference is given to graduates of US pediatric neurology training programs who are board-eligible in pediatric neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and who wish to obtain training that qualifies them to sit for the ABPN exam in Clinical Neurophysiology. Highly qualified graduates of pediatric neurology training programs outside the US are encouraged to apply. IMGs must be ECFMG certified.

Interested applicants must provide:

  • Letter of Inquiry
  • Current CV
  • A personal statement (indicating your interest in Pediatric Epilepsy)
  • USMLE scores
  • Three letters of recommendation, at least one from a faculty member from the applicant’s primary residency program.

St. Louis Children’s Hospital (SLCH) and Barnes-Jewish Hospital (BJH) provide a rich environment for learning about Epilepsy.  St. Louis Children’s Hospital is the clinical facility for the Washington University Pediatric Epilepsy Center.  While Barnes-Jewish Hospital is the clinical facility for the Washington University Adult Epilepsy Center.  The National Association of Epilepsy Centers has designated both as Level IV Epilepsy Centers, which is their highest designation.

Our fellowship provides training in Pediatric Epilepsy primarily at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.  SLCH houses all of the Outpatient Pediatric Epilepsy clinics including the Fellow’s Outpatient Continuity Clinic, EEG Laboratory, and the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU), which has eight inpatient beds. The EMU is part of a 38-bed Neurosciences floor for Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Neurorehabilitation patients.

Each year, more than 1300 patient visits occur in the Outpatient Pediatric Epilepsy clinics, over 2000 routine EEGs are completed, in excess of 450 continuous video EEGs are performed in the EMU, and over 250 continuous video EEGs are performed in the Intensive Care Units at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. The patients range from preterm neonates to young adults and include the entire spectrum of pediatric seizures and epilepsy including acute symptomatic seizures, benign epilepsies, and drug resistant epileptic encephalopathies.

Monetary support for attendance at the annual AES Epilepsy conference and certain Pediatric Epilepsy textbooks are provided.

Interested applicants contact:

Robyn Beard
Department of Neurology
Washington University School of Medicine
robynbeard@wustl.edu
(314) 747-7482