Monument Valley in Arizona

Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship

About Our Fellowship

The ACGME-accredited dual Fellowship Programs in Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy at Barrow Neurological Institute offers a two-year arrangement of clinical training for those who have completed an ACGME-accredited neurology residency. The program’s goal is for trainees to develop expertise in:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of primary central nervous system seizure disorders and all forms of epilepsy
  • Assessment and management of all aspects of seizure and epilepsy care
  • Reading routine and continuous EEGs, evoked potentials, intraoperative monitoring studies, and intracranial EEG
  • Pre-surgical workup and intracranial EEG monitoring of patients with epilepsy
  • Outpatient clinical care of patients with epilepsy including: management of seizures with antiseizure medications (AEDs), vagus nerve stimulator (VNS), responsive neurostimulation system (RNS), deep brain stimulator (DBS), and modified ketogenic diet
  • Techniques of clinical research

First and/or Second year: Our training fellowship programs include clinical training in outpatient Epilepsy Clinic, primary care for patients in the 12-bed Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, long-term EEG monitoring of ICU and critical patients, reading outpatient and inpatient of evoked potential studies, clinical research, and elective experience in intraoperative monitoring (IOM) or electromyography (EMG). We would consider candidates desiring one year of fellowship.

Upon completion of the two-year training, the candidate will be eligible to sit for both Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy Boards.

Contact Us

Candidates interested in the Epilepsy & Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program at Barrow Neurological Institute can email BNINeurology@DignityHealth.org for more information.

How to Apply

To apply for the Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy Fellowship, you will need to submit the following items to BNIneurology@DignityHealth.org.

  • BNI Fellowship Application (application can be requested by email: BNINeurology@DignityHealth.org)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement / Letter of Interest
  • Copy of Medical School Diploma
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (LOR’s) – Must be sent directly from letter-writers (Waived Rights)
  • Letter of Good Standing from the Current/Past Residency Program Director
  • Certificate of Completion from any Preliminary Training (i.e. PGY-1 Internship) – Not needed if PGY-1 was categorical
  • USMLE/COMLEX Scores (Step 1, Step 2 CS, Step 2 CK, Step 3)
  • ECFMG certificate (if applicable) – Foreign appli­cants must have ECFMG certification. We only accept J1 Visa; we do not sponsor H1 visa.

Please do not hesitate to contact our program directly with any questions that you might have at BNIneurology@DignityHealth.org.


Program Director

Vladimir Shvarts, MD
Director of Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy Fellowship
Director of Intraoperative Monitoring, Barrow Neurological Institute
Associate Professor of Neurology, Barrow Neurological Institute
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology, University of Arizona College of Medicine
Vladimir.Shvarts@DignityHealth.org


Program Coordinator

Lisa Clark-Imperial, C-TAGME
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Barrow Neurological Institute
350 West Thomas Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85013
BNINeurology@DignityHealth.org