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Program Manager, Neuromuscular Medicine (Neurology) Fellowship Program
Andrea Ruiz, BGS, C-TAGME
Phone: 305-243-2742
Fax: 305-243-0359
Email: umneurofellowships@med.miami.edu

Application Information

Eligibility:
Our program does not participate in a match program. The final fellowship selections are made among the interviewed candidates by the faculty and/or selection committee.

How to Apply:
Applications are accepted via email at umneurofellowships@med.miami.edu or fax at 305-243-0359.

Deadline:
Applications are accepted from July until December of the year prior to the beginning of training. Interview dates are flexible, but are generally conducted from September to December.

Call Schedule

Neuromuscular medicine fellows are not required to take calls outside of the day’s work.

Locations

Jackson Memorial Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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UHealth at The Professional Arts Center

1150 N.W. 14th Street Suite 609

Miami, FL 33136

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UHealth Tower

1400 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Program Requirements

Medical Licensing Examination:
To be eligible for a Florida training license applicants must be a graduate of an allopathic U.S. medical school recognized and approved by the U.S. Office of Education (AMG) or be a graduate of an allopathic international medical school (IMG).

Postgraduate Training:
There is postgraduate training required in the form of a successfully completed accredited neurology residency program.

Visas

The J1-Visa: Alien Physician Program, sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, is the standard visa for residents/fellows who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For specific program eligibility/qualifications or additional information, please contact:

Lourdes Boet
Hospital Services Supervisor
Physician Services Department

Jackson Health System
1611 N.W. 12th Ave. Suite ET-1004
Miami, FL 33136-1096
Phone: 305-355-1122
Fax: 305-355-1123
Email: LBoet@jhsmiami.org

Neuromuscular Medicine (Neurology) Fellowship

Mission & Vision

The Neuromuscular Medicine (Neurology) Fellowship Program is dedicated to the education and training of the next generation of neuromuscular specialists through broad exposure to general neuromuscular disease, specialist neuromuscular disease programs, electrodiagnostic studies and neuromuscular pathology. We accomplish this by providing fellows hands-on training in a broad range of specialty and subspecialty clinical programs, exposure to diverse faculty with particular expertise in a host of different neuromuscular diseases and an environment that is conducive to learning.

We are committed to making sure that all of our fellows are well trained and board certified so that they are ready, willing and able to provide capable and compassionate care to patients with a broad range of neuromuscular disorders.

Mission & Vision

The Neuromuscular Medicine (Neurology) Fellowship Program is dedicated to the education and training of the next generation of neuromuscular specialists through broad exposure to general neuromuscular disease, specialist neuromuscular disease programs, electrodiagnostic studies and neuromuscular pathology. We accomplish this by providing fellows hands-on training in a broad range of specialty and subspecialty clinical programs, exposure to diverse faculty with particular expertise in a host of different neuromuscular diseases and an environment that is conducive to learning.

We are committed to making sure that all of our fellows are well trained and board certified so that they are ready, willing and able to provide capable and compassionate care to patients with a broad range of neuromuscular disorders.

Program Director’s Welcome

We appreciate your interest in our program and look forward to showing you what makes us so proud of the University of Miami/Jackson Health System Neuromuscular Medicine (Neurology) Fellowship Program.

Program Director’s Welcome

We appreciate your interest in our program and look forward to showing you what makes us so proud of the University of Miami/Jackson Health System Neuromuscular Medicine (Neurology) Fellowship Program.

One of the largest neurology departments and neurology residency programs in the country, our program is one year in duration, with the possibility of a second year for those who wish to also acquire research exposure and expertise. During the initial one-year period, each fellow works with our diverse faculty to achieve comprehensive exposure to the care of patients with a broad range of neuromuscular diseases, as well as electromyography, molecular genetic and neuromuscular pathology services.

We are home to the University of Miami ALS Clinical and Research Center (which includes the Kessenich Family ALS Center), CMT Center of Excellence and adult and pediatric Muscular Dystrophy Association clinics. Additional specialty clinics are focused on myositis and myasthenia gravis. Our fellows receive electromyography training in outpatient and inpatient settings, as well as neuropathology exposure through regular teaching sessions at the multi-head microscope.

Our neuromuscular faculty is involved in a range of investigator-initiated and multicenter clinical research studies in diseases, such as ALS, myasthenia gravis and peripheral neuropathy. Our research enterprise is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Federal Drug Administration, Muscular Dystrophy Association, National Institutes of Health, Target ALS, The ALS Association, The ALS Recovery Fund, The Kimmelman Estate and U.S. Department of Defense. Each neuromuscular fellow is afforded the opportunity to participate in clinical research programs in our neuromuscular division.

The South Florida environment in which you will train is an important aspect of selecting a fellowship program, and the greater Miami area is a superb place to both work and live. Home to a truly diverse community, a range of national sports franchises, multiethnic culinary experiences and year-round outdoor water and sports activities, Miami is one of the world’s premier destinations. We invite you to come and see first-hand why patients, faculty and students across the country and world, are drawn to Miami and the UM/Jackson Health System.

-Ashok Verma, MD, DM, MBA

Description

We are home to the University of Miami ALS Clinical and Research Center (which includes the Kessenich Family ALS Center), CMT Center of Excellence and adult and pediatric Muscular Dystrophy Association clinics. Additional specialty clinics are focused on myositis and myasthenia gravis. Our fellows receive electromyography training in outpatient and inpatient settings, as well as neuropathology exposure through regular teaching sessions at the multi-head microscope.

Our neuromuscular faculty is involved in a range of investigator-initiated and multicenter clinical research studies in diseases, such as ALS, myasthenia gravis and peripheral neuropathy. Our research enterprise is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Federal Drug Administration, Muscular Dystrophy Association, National Institutes of Health, Target ALS, The ALS Association, The ALS Recovery Fund, The Kimmelman Estate and U.S. Department of Defense. Each neuromuscular fellow is afforded the opportunity to participate in clinical research programs in our neuromuscular division.

The South Florida environment in which you will train is an important aspect of selecting a fellowship program, and the greater Miami area is a superb place to both work and live. Home to a truly diverse community, a range of national sports franchises, multiethnic culinary experiences and year-round outdoor water and sports activities, Miami is one of the world’s premier destinations. We invite you to come and see first-hand why patients, faculty and students across the country and world, are drawn to Miami and the UM/Jackson Health System.

-Ashok Verma, MD, DM, MBA

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Fellows per Year?

1

Duration of Fellowship?

1 to 2 years

Program Highlights

1 of the largest neurology departments & residency programs in the country

All fellowship graduates are boarded in neuromuscular specialty boards

Majority of graduates are recruited by university academic programs

Clinical Experience

Year 1

The Neuromuscular Medicine (Neurology) Fellowship Program includes comprehensive and diverse clinical exposure to patients with motor neuron, neuromuscular junction, peripheral nerve and muscular system diseases in hospital and outpatient clinic settings, as well as a wealth of research opportunities. The fellow learns electromyography skills at Jackson Memorial Hospital, UHealth Tower and various outpatient clinics. Nerve and muscle pathology training is provided at the Pathology Department of Jackson Memorial Hospital.

In a structured clinical experience, each fellow participates in clinical care of patients at specialty clinics (ALS, CMT, MDA, myasthenia gravis and myositis) and diverse clinical research programs within our division. Fellow-initiated weekly journal club/case-conference is a regular feature in our training program. At the end of training, each fellow will have completed enough electromyography and neuromuscular pathology procedures and clinical cases to be eligible to take the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine boards.

Your Faculty

Michael Benatar MD, PhD
Chief, Neuromuscular Division
Executive Director, The ALS Center
Professor, Neurology and Public Health Sciences
Vice Chair, Clinical and Translational Research, Neurology

Olimpia Carbunar, MD
Assistant Professor, Neurology

Melissa Fellman, MD
Assistant Professor, Neurology
Associate Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program

Volkan Granit, MD
Assistant Professor, Neurology
Associate Director, Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship Program
Medical Director, Kessenich Family ALS Clinic, The ALS Center

Mario Saporta, MD, PhD, MBA
Assistant Professor, Neurology and Medical Genetics
Director, CMT, MDA and Neurogenetics Clinics

Robert Shebert, MD
Associate Professor, Neurology and Pathology

Khema Sharma, MD
Professor, Clinical Neurology

Ashok Verma, MD, DM, MBA
Director, Neuromuscular Medicine (Neurology) Fellowship Program
Director, Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center ALS Program
Professor, Neurology

Alumni Placements Include:

Access Physicians
Baptist Health Medical Center
CEP America
Cone Health
Emory University
Greenville Memorial Hospital
Jackson South Medical Center
Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare
Louisiana State University Shreveport School of Medicine
Michigan Neurology Associates & PC
Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center
Rutgers University
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Miami
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Alumni Placements Include:

Access Physicians
Baptist Health Medical Center
CEP America
Cone Health
Emory University
Greenville Memorial Hospital
Jackson South Medical Center
Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare
Louisiana State University Shreveport School of Medicine
Michigan Neurology Associates & PC
Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center
Rutgers University
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Miami
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston