Pediatric Epilepsy Fellowship Program

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine offer a one- to two-year Pediatric Epilepsy Fellowship program. It provides general training in all areas of clinical neurophysiology and emphasizes neurophysiological applications in epilepsy diagnosis and therapy.

Why Choose Children's

The Pediatric Epilepsy Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta/Emory University:

  • Holds a Level 4 National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) designation for a pediatric epilepsy center, which provides the highest quality in intensive neuro-diagnostic monitoring, as well as extensive medical, neuropsychological and psychosocial treatment
  • Offers comprehensive evaluation for epilepsy surgery, including intracranial electrodes, and provides a broad range of surgical procedures for epilepsy
  • Exceeds clinical volume by more than double the national average

About Our Program

This fellowship emphasizes neurophysiological applications in epilepsy diagnosis and therapy. Fellows are strongly encouraged to participate in clinical research under the direction of staff physicians. Our program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (first year only).

Goals and objectives

The objective of this program is for fellows to obtain a broad education in the clinical, electro-diagnostic and pathophysiological aspects of epilepsy. Because the program provides a strong foundation in general clinical neurophysiology, participating fellows are eligible for examination/certification in Epilepsy through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) and "Clinical Neurophysiology with Added Competency in Epilepsy Monitoring" through the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology (ABCN).

Didactic instruction and laboratory experience emphasize routine and ambulatory EEG, video-EEG monitoring (in diagnostic and pre-surgical applications), EEG monitoring in the intensive care unit, evoked potentials (including intra-operative monitoring), and functional mapping with direct cortical electrical stimulation.

Training in the clinic settings emphasizes epilepsy diagnosis and therapy with exposure to other paroxysmal and persistent disorders of consciousness, cognition and behavior. The majority of clinical, hospital and Video-EEG exposure for the fellow is on pediatric patients.

Rotations

Elective rotations are offered in:

  • EMG/NCS or polysomnography
  • Intra-operative monitoring
  • Source-localization with high dense EEGs

Conferences

Opportunities for conference attendance and poster presentations include:

  • American Epilepsy Society
  • American Clinical Neurophysiology Society
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Kiffin Penry Mini-Fellowship

Didactic conferences include the following:

  • Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Lecture Series
  • Weekly Combined Neurophysiology Conference
  • Weekly Epilepsy Surgery Conference (adult and pediatric combined)
  • Weekly EMG Conference
  • Weekly Neurology Grand
  • Monthly Pediatric Epilepsy Conference

How to apply

Email your resume and two reference letters to Kohilavani Velayudam, M.D., at Kohilavani.Velayudam@choa.org.

Interviews will be scheduled at a later date.

Contact Us

For more information about our fellowship program, contact:

Kohilavani Velayudam, M.D.
Email: Kohilavani.Velayudam@choa.org